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GENEALOGY 



OF THE 



Child, Childs AND Childe 




FAMILIES, 



Of the Past and Present in the United States and the Eanadas, 
from 1630 to 1881. 



ELI AS CHILD. 



Published foTj the >^'uthor by 
rrUTISS & CIIILDS, PRIXTKRS, 107 GKXESKE ST.. U^TICA. N. V. 

i88i. 





V 



DEDICATION. 



TO THE DESCENDANTS NOW ON THE STAGE, AND THOSE COMING AFTER, 

OF A WORTHY ANCESTRY TRACED IN THE SEVERAL LINES 

BEARING THE NAME OF CHILD^ CHILDS AND CHILDE, 

THIS WORK IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED ; 

WITH THE EARNEST WISH AND CONFIDENT HOPE THAT THE RESULTS 

OF A PATIENT AND PERPLEXING SERVICE OF MORE THAN THREE 

YEARS, MAY MEET THE CORDIAL APPROVAL OF THOSE 

FOR WHOSE PLEASURE AND BENEFIT THE WORK 

HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN. 



" Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord 
thy God giveth thee."— Exodus xx. 13. 



PREFACE. 



We would earnestly request all to read the Introduction (so 
termed) to t"his work, as opening the plan pursued in its arrange- 
ment. Selecting the* Emigrant, the date of whose arrival in 
America in most definitely ascertained, as the pioneer in our 
Genealogy, we have traced his descendants as far as attainable 
to the present time. The next line is kindred to that first given, 
the emigration, also, supposed to be about the same time ; and 
thus with each line the same order is observed in reference to 
arrangement These diflfering lines are followed by some in- 
complete families now in the United States who have not as yet 
been able to find the clues to their early ancestry in America ; 
and two ancestors and their descendants who have come to 
this country within the present century; the whole supple- 
mented by some names not linked to any line, and some sta- 
tistics pertaining to lines previously recorded, which came to 
hand too late to be placed in t"heir due position. Such matter 
is so marked as to be easily placed where it belongs. There is 
another point we wish may early attract attention, namely, the 
articles on the " Origin and Etymology of the surname Child,'* 
and "Sketches and Incidents of English Families." That 
we may escape the charge of any purpose to force the use 
of a form in the name, which some discard, we wish it to 
be distinctly understood that our aim has been to write 
the name in all cases as desired by its bearer. Any failure 
has been unintentional. It has been exceedingly difficult to 
discriminate, when in the same family a part write the name 
with, and a part without the "5". Further on we think it is 
clearly shown that the name was originally written without the 
"./J. " We are aware that some feel indifferent, and others regret 



VI. PREFACE. 

the use of the ** 5 " as a terminal in their own case, and have re- 
quested that it be left off in the printing of their record. Others 
still are quite tenacious to have the " s " attached. We cannot 
but express the belief that when the article on the origin of the 
name, furnished by one who has devoted much time in its prep- 
aration, is carefully read, there will be a common feeling of 
regret that the " s '' should ever have been added. Its use or 
omission will not vitally affect the identity of any one in this 
work. No very serious embarrassment will arise in tracing the 
lines. Oiir method of recording the different branches by gen - 
orations in due chronological order, will generally render it easy 
for one to trace his or her line of ascent In this place it is 
pertinent to emphasize the advantages of a well prepared Gen- 
ealogy — one of which is that it pi'eserves the identity of families 
and individuals, even with such changes in the spelling of the 
name, in any manner to please the fancy. The importance 
of preserving this identity is apparent in questions of legal titles 
to an estate, a point perhaps to which many have not given 
serious thought A no less important consideration is that 
Genealogical records show how far we are indebted to our an- 
cestors for our physical, mental and moral proclivities— an in- 
heritance we cannot escape if we would. It is folly there- 
fore to attempt to ignore our ancestry, as we are heli by a law 
higher than ourselves. It is the dictate of wisdom to recognize 
the existence of relations which affect our destinies, and cherish 
what are beneficent, while we guard against those that are bane- 
ful in their tendencies. Much of the moral evil and physical 
suffering of this life might be avoided or remedied by giving 
heed to the laws of tn\nsmission. The medical man in the 
treatment of physical diseases has gained a point often when 
he has learneii the antecedents of his patient. This law applies 
to mental and moral tendencies with ecjual force. Instead of 
alliances and associations fruitful of baneful results, more 
healthful ones could be inaugurated, bearing sweeter fruits, 
were not fundamental- laws set aside. 



Table of Contents. 



COMPRISING INTRODUCTORY ARTICLES AND THE ORDER OF THE DIFFERENT 
lines; WITH A FEW NAMES FROM EACH BRANCH. 

Faqw. 

Introduction, ..--.- . g_22 

Origin and Etymology of the Surname Child, - - 22-30 

Sketches and Incidents of English Families, - - - 31-58 

Article on Coat of Arms, - - - - - 59-64 

American Families. 

Ephrairn Child, Earliest Emigrant, Watertown, Mass., - 65-67 

RoxBURY Branch. 

Benjamin Child, and Descendants, Roxbury, Mass., - - 69-493 

Woodstock Families. 

Ephraim Child, Woodstock, Ct., - - - 74-79 

Capt. Inc^rease Child, Saratoga Co., N. Y., - - - 79-81 

Judge Salmon Child, Saratoga Co..N. Y., - 81-85 

Increase W. Child. M. D.. Saratoga Co., N. Y., - - 85-86 

William Child. Walworth Co., Wis., - - - 90-91 

Rev. Increase Child. Frewsburgh, N. Y., - - - 93 

Alfred B. Child St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., - - 94-95 

Warren G. Child, Ogden City, Utah, - - - 102-104 

Walter Hewitt, Ypsilanti, Mich , ... no 

Wooster Family, .... . . 110-112 

Ephraim Child, M. D., Saratoga Co., N. Y., - - 117 

Orville W. Childs, Syracuse, N. Y.. - - - - 119-122 

Noadiah M. Childs. Syracuse, N. Y., - - * - 124-125 

Daniel B. Childs, Esq., 195 Broadway, N. Y. City, - - 125-126 

Bosworth Family, - - - - - 129-134 

William Child, Editor, in Michigan, . - - - 134-136 

Asa Child. Editor, in New York City. - - - 135-137 

Rev. Wm. Chauncey Child, D. D., Boston, - - - 137-138 

Renssalaei Child, Woodstock, Ct., - - - 139-140 

Hon. Asa Child. Norwich, Ct., - - - - 140-141 

Hon. Calvin G. Child, Stamford, Ct , - 140-141 and 792-794 

Hon. Linus Child, Boston, Mass.. - - - 143-144 

Daniel Child, Bethel, Vt., - - - - 148-149 

A. L. Child, M. D., (thrilling experience of ) Plattsmouth, Neb. 151-155 

Stephen Child, Woodstock, Ct., and the Burleigh Family, 165-169 

William Chandler, Woodstock, Ct, - . . 169 

Henry Child. Woodstock, Ct., .... 173.175 

Capt. Willard Child, Woodstock, Vt., - - 178-179 and 791 

Morse Family, Exeter, N. Y., - - - - 179-185 

Henry Child, Fairlee, Vt.. ----- 185 

Dea. Luther Child, Woodstock, Ct., - - - 187 

Dea. Asa T. Child, Woodstock, Ct, - - - - 188 

Clinton Child, Woodstock, Ct., . - - - - 188 



viu. 



CONTENTS. 



Rev. Willard Child, D. D., Pittsford, Vt. 

Erastus May, Woodstock, Ct., 

Sylvia C. Walker, Woodstock, Ct. , . 

Cynthia Child May, Woodstock, Ct., 

Lyon, May, and Phillips Families, Woodstock, Ct., 

Exeter. N. Y.. - 
Capt. Elisha Child, Woodstock. Ct., 
Dea. Charles Child, Woodstock, Ct., 
Witter Family, Woodstock, Ct., 
John Child, Woodstock Ct , 
Charles Child, Woodstock, Ct., - 
John H. Child. Woodstock, Ct., 
Abiel Child. Wallingford, Vt., 
C. Harris Child, New York City, 
Capt. Elias Child, Woodstock, Ct., 
Elisha Child, Exeter, N. Y , - 
Parker M. Child, Exeter, N. Y., - 
Henry H. Curtiss, Utica, N. Y., 
Lucius C. Childs, Utica, N. Y., - 
Elias Child, (compiler of this work) Utica, N. Y., 
Charles Childs, Otsego, N. Y., 
Dea. Elisha Child, Woodstock, Ct., 
Wm. G. Child, Woodstock. N. Y., - 
Horatio H. Child, Leonardsville, N. Y., 
Charles T. Child, Exeter, N. Y., - 
Luther Child, Fowlersville, Livingston Co., N. Y., 
Erastus Child. Oneida, Knox Co., 111., 
Aaron P. Child, Creston, Iowa. 
Erastus Child. Woodstock. Ct.. 
Peter Child, Woodstock, Ct., - - - 

Col. Chester Child. Woodstock, Ct.. 
Capt. Benjamin Child, Woodstock, Ct., 
CephasChild, West Fairlee, Vt., - 
Chamberlain Family, Bradford, Vt.. 
Luce Family, Vermont, and Half Day, Lake Co. 111., 
Nathaniel Child, Woodstock, Ct . 
Dea. William Child and Samuel his son, Woodstock, 
Alpha Child, Woodstock, Ct., ' 
Darius Child, Fairlee, Vt., 
Judge William Child, Fairlee. Vt., 
GrifRn Child, Providence, R. I., - 
Rev. Wm. S. Child, D. D., Newport. R. I., 
Rev. Jedediah Morse, D. D., Charlestown. Mass., 
Prof. Samuel F. B. Morse, LL. D., New York City, 
Sidney E. Morse, New York City, 
Rev. Aspenwall Hodge, D. D.. Hartford, Ct, 
Walker Family, - . . - . 

RoxBCRY Family. 

Edward Child, Roxbury. Mas., 
Stephen Child, Roxbury. Mass., • - 



PAGB9. 


- 190-192 


195 


195 


196 


and 


. 198-207 


207-209 


210 


212 


215 


216 


217 


219 


219 


220-221 


- 221rJ^3 


224 


224 


225 


- 225-228 


229 


229 and 794-795 


230 


231 and 794 


232 


, - 234 


236 


238 


239 


240 


241 


243 


244 


- 244-250 


244 and 779-782 


251 


!t., 251 and 790 


252 


253 


254 


256 


- 256-257 


259-260 


- 260-262 


263 


265 and 789 


266-279 


280 


283-285 



CONTENTS. IX. 

Stephen Childs, New Hartford, N. Y.. - - - 288 

Grace Child and Timothy Walker. Reholx)th, Ma^ss., - 293 

Mary Child and Peter Walker, Rehoboth. Mass., - 295 

WooDSTcxjK Families. 

Ehenezer Child, Castleton. Vt.. _ . . 309-312 

Horace S. Child, Geneseo, Henry Co. 111., - - 813 

Orange Child. New York City, . . - - 315 

Alonzo Child. New York City and St. Louis. Mo.. - 319-321 

Pearley Child. New York City. ... - 323 

Col. Jonathan Child, Thetford, Vt.. - - - 325 

William Child. Thetfonl, Vt., - - . . 325-326 

Cyril Child and Judf^e Edward P. Child. Lincoln. Nub.. 326 and 785 

Major Jonathan Child. Rochester. N. v.. - - 326-328 

Rev. Eber Child, Fulton, Wis.. .... 332 

Capt. Penuel Child, Ctmnecticut, .... 83' -336 

Horace Child. Ashtabula Co. O . - - - - 339-340 

Jesse Child, Howell, Mich., .... - 345 

Amidon Family, Genesee Co. N. V.. . - 34(3-348 

Timothy Child! Sullivan Co. N. Y., . - 350 

Lord Family, New Jersey an<l New York City. 351-355 

Richard Dwight Child. Grahamville. N. Y.. 355 
OlMidiah Child, Neversink. N. Y., ... 356-357 

Bradley Child. White Haven. Pa.. ... a')9 

Judge John G. Child, Napanock, N. Y, - . - 364-365 

Capt. John Child, Bath. N. H., - . . . 366-367 

Hon. John Hibbard. Bath. N. IL. - - - . 368 

Hon. Dwight P. Child. Bath, N. H., - - - 371 

H<m. Wm. G. Child. M I). Bath. N. H., . . 372 

Hon. Bnidlcy G. Child. Bath. N. H. . - 374 

Sanl)orn Family, Jay. Vt.. . . 375-378 

West Family, Derby, Vt.. - - . . 378-382 

Hutchins and Goodall Families. Bath. N. H. - - 382-383 
Dea. Dudley Child, Bath. N. H., .... 383-384 

David Child. Nevada, Story Co. Iowa, - - - 884-385 

Richard Child. Nevada, Story Co. Iowa; • - - 388 

Jonathan Child. Grinnell, Iowa, .... 391 

Dudley ihild. Bath. N. H., - .... 390 

Dea. Thomas Child, Woodstock, VX,, - - 394-895 

Justus Childs. Utica. N. Y., .... 396-397 

J. Morris Childs. Utica. N. Y.. .... H97 

Orlando J. Childs. Utica. N.Y.. - - - . 397 

Rev. Thomas P. Child, Tn)y, Ohio. - - 398 

RoxmiRY Family. 

Joshua Child, Roxbury. Mass.. .... 400 

William Child, Baltimore. Md.. .... 4^2-403 

Capt. Amasa Child, Sturbridge. Mass.. - . 404 

Miss Anna Child. San Fracisco, Cal, - - 406 

Addis<m Child, Boston. Mass.. .... 400 

Richards Child. Boston. Mass.. .... 408-409 

I.saac Child. Boston Highlands. Ma.ss.. - - - 411-413 



X. 



CONTENTS. 



Pagbp. 

Daniel F. Child, Boston, Mass., - - - - • 41S 

Edward V. Childe, Paris, France, - . - - 418 

May Family, Roxbury, Mass. and Woodstock, Ct., - 418-421 

Johnson Family, ....-- 422^23 

Woodstock Families. 

John Child, Woodstock, a., .... 426-427 

Abijah Child, Pomf ret, Vt., .... - 428 

Jacob Child, Franklin Co , N. Y.. - - - - 429 

William S. Child. M. D. Chateaugay, N. Y. - - 431 

Justin Child. Malone, N. Y. - - - 482-438 

Elias Child, West Woodstock. Ct. - - - 434 

Horatio N. Child, West Woodstock, Ct. - - - 436 

Russell Child, West Woodstock. Ct., - - - 437 

Gurdon H. Child. West Hartford, Ct., ... 438 

Nathaniel Child, Thomson. Ct., -. - 440 

Hon. Marcus Child, Thompson, Ct., * - 442 

Elijah Child. Sharon. Vt.. 444 

Alexander Child, Granville, Vt., .... 447 

Charies H. Child, Ash Grove. Til.. . • - . 448 

Abner Child. Vermont. .... - 460 

Baxter Family, Grand Rapids. Mich., - - - 460-404 

RoswelK'hild, Moretown, Vt.. .... 467 

Charies Childs. La Fayette, Ohio., .... 469-470 

Charies F, Child and Chapin Family, Grinnell, Iowa., - 470-471 

Keith Family., 475-478 

Marcus Child, Dixville, Stanstead, Co. P. Q. - - 480-481 

Elias W. Childs, Janes ville, Wis., 481 

Seth Child. M. D. East Hartford. Ct., - - - 483 

Stephen Child, Saganaw. Mich., . . . , 482 

Jacob Child. West Woodstock, Ct., - - 485 

Waldo Child. Norwich, Chenango Co. N. Y. • - 484 

Benjamin Child, West Woodstock, Ct.. - - - 485-486 

Asa Child. I^nox. N. Y.. 486-487 

. Chester Child. Ludlowville. N. Y. - - - 491-492 

Watkrtown Family. 

William Child and Descendants., - 494-594 

John Child, Watertown. Mass.. - - - - 506-507 

Jonathan Child, Grafton. Mass., .... 508 

Josiah Child, Upton. Mass.. 508-5^9 

Col. Asa Childs, Upton, Mass , . - - - 512-514 

Harvey Childs. Pittsburgh. Pa.. .... 515-517 

Col. James H. Childs. Pittsburgh Pa., - - 517-519 

Maj. George A. Childs. Pittsburgh, Pa.. - ' - - 522-524 

Solomon Child. Henniker. N. H., - - 524 

Dea. Aaron Child. Uenniker. N. H . .... 525 

Rev. Ward Child. Onondaga Hill. N. Y., - - 526 

William H. Childs. Niagara Falls. . . - - 529 

Heaton Family. ....-- 531-535 

Hon. Aaron Childs, Ypsilanti, Mich.. - - 539 

Ira Goodell Childs, Ypsilanti. Mich., - - - 542 



CONTENTS, XI. 

PAQSe. 

Dea. Josiah Childs, Augusta, Mich., ... - 542-543 

Moses Child and James Child his son, Maine, - - 546-548 

James Loring Child, Hallowell, Me.. . - - - 548-549 

David Lee and Mrs. Lydia Maria Child, Boston, Mass., - 556-558 

Capt. John Childe, Springfield, Mass., - - - 558 

Hagar and Twitchell Families, Vermont, - - 560-576 

Alexander Child, Barre. Orleans Co. N. Y., - - 576 

Sidney 8. Childs, Menasha, Wis., - . - - 577 

Rider Family, LeRoy, Genesee Co., N. Y., - - - 580-581 

Colby Family, 586 and 796-797 

Hon. John Child, Weybridge, Vt., ... - 583-584 

Hon. John A. Child, Weybridge. Vt., ... 585 

Boston Family. 

John Child and descendants. - ... - 595-604 

Prof. Francis J. Child Ph. D. Harvard University, - 599 

Francis Child, Boston, Mass., Tremont St., 600-601 

Benjamin G. Child, Boston, Mass., - - - 602 

Nicholas G. Child, Boston, Mass.. - - - 003 

Richard D. Child, 603 

Barnstable Family. 

Samuel Child and Descendants, . . . _ 605-681 

Richard Child, Barnstable, Mass., . . - . 606 

Dea. Samuel Child, Barnstable, Mass.. ... 606 

Ralph Childs, Providence. R, I., - - - - 609-610 

Lebbeus Childs, Conway, Mass., .... 613 

Oliver Childs, Seneca, N. Y., - - - 613 

Theron H. Childs, Seneca, N. Y., - - - 614 

Edmund Childs, Wheatland; Mich., ... 615 

Charles E. Childs, Norwich, N. Y., - - - 617 

Jonathan Childs, Hardwick, Mass., - - 620 

Benjamin W. Childs, Barre. Mass., - - 021 

Francis Lee Childs, Barre, Mass., - . - - (i'iS 

Dea. Martin Luther Childs, Springfield, Mass., - 624 

Maj. Jonathan Childs, Wilmington, Vt., - - - 629-680 

John Lusk Childs, Boston, Mass., ... - 634-636 

Laban J. Childs, Council Bluffs, Iowa. ... 633 

Maj. Adnah B. Childs, Wilmington, Vt., - - 637-638 

Wm. H. Childs, San Francisco, Cal., - 639-640 

Asaph P. Childs, Bennington, Vt., - - - - 641 

K. Haskins, Esq., Brattleborough, Vt., - . 641-642 

Ebenezer Childs. Shutesbury, Mass., .... 643 

Ebenezer Child. M. D., Shutesbury, Mass., 644 

Charles D. Childs. York, Livingston Co., N. Y. - - 645 

Charles Dwight Childs, Ionia, Mich., - - - 646 

David Childs, Conway, Mass., - - - . . 648 

Rogers Family. Conway. Mass., - 650-651 

Otis Child. Conway, Mass., - - - - - 651 

Silas D. Child, Montreal, Canada, .... 664 

Silas D Child, LTtica, N. Y., - - 665 

Timothy Childs, M. D , Pittsfield, Mass., - - - 670-871 



Xll. 



GONTENTO. 



Pagsb. 

Perry Childs. Cazenovia, N. Y., - - - - 671 

Lieut. Gov. Henry H. Childs, Pittsfield, Mass., - '673-674 

David W. Childs, Utica, N. Y., - - 673 

Rev. Geo. S. Boardraan D. I)., Cazenovia, X. Y.. - 672-673 

Ledyard Family and Powers, - - - - . 674-676 

Gen. Thomas (Jhilds. U. S. Array. - - - - 677 

Gen. David P. Woodbury. U. S. Army. ... 678 

Reuben Childs and Descendants, .... 682-691 

Mrs. Mary K. Childs Lowrie, and Hon. Walter Lowrie, - 684-686 
Rev. Thomas S Childs, D. D., and Mrs. Mary P. Childs, 

Wooster Univ. Ohio, 689-690 

Swansea Branch. 

Jeremiah Child and Descendants, .... 692-711 

Capt. George Child, (commanding the •Lexington,**) R. L. 700 

Watertown Line, No. 2. 

Benjamin Child and descendants, - . . - 712-723 

Bigelow Family, Jackson. Tenn.. ... - 718-720 

Webster and Breed Families, California. - - 723 

Amherst Child. Rutland, Mass., ... - 724 

Hon. A. L. Childs. Waterloo. Seneca, Co., N. Y.. - - 727-728 

Charles Child. Woodstock, Ct.. 729 

Issachar Child, Woodstock, a., .... 732-783 

Casper Childs, New York City. - - - 732 

George D. Child, Chicago. 111.. - - - - 733 

Pennsylvania Family. 

Henry Child and Descendants, - , . . 734-754 

Cephas Child. Plumstead, Pa., - - - 735 

Moses Child, Mayfield, N. Y., 738 

Mahlon M. Child, Wilmington, Del., - . - ^ 739 

Cadwallader Child, Phil.. Jeff. Co.. N. Y., - - 739-740 

Wattson Childs, Manchester, Iowa, ... - 741 

Hamilton Child. Syracuse. N. Y.. - - 741-742 

Lewis J. Child. Philadelphia. Jeff. Co., N. Y., - - - 742 
Henry Teas Child, M. D., Philadelphia, Pa., - - - 744 

Isaac Child, "Friend Minister." Pa.. . . 745 

George W. Childs. Philadelphia, Pa.. - 750-757 

Nathaniel Child and Descendants, . - - _ 757-766 

Nathaniel Childs, Jr.. Washington, D. C, - - 761-762 

Unattachbd Families. . . . - . 766-790 

Appendices, ....... 791-810 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 

Page. 

1. Child Coat of Arms, - - - - ii. 

2. Ephraim Child Eesidence, - - - 79 

3. Warren G. Child, - ... 103 

4. Hon. Linus Child, - ... 143 

5. A. L. Child, M. D., - ... 151 

6. Henry Child Residence, - - - 173 

7. Elias Child, ..... 225 

8. Prof. S. R B. Morse, LL. D., - - 261 

9. Isaac Child, - - - - 411 

10. Col. Asa Child, .... 513 

11. Francis Child, - - - - - 601 

12. Maj. Adnah B. Childs, - 637 

13. George W. Childs, - - - - 751 



EXPLANATIONS. 

To the name of each individual is attached a number This number will 
indicate that individual wherever found, proving an additional means of 
identification ; necessary where names are so often repeated. 

The following abreviations have been used b. for bom : m. for married ; 
d. for died; yg. for young; da. or dau. for daughter. 



ERRATA. 

Page 147. No. 28.— Read Ruth Curtis, not Ruth Ammtdawn, as found twice 

on this page; again No. 641. 
Page 4sf. No. 641. — Read Dudley, not Daniel Chase. This marriage linked 
the family with the U. S. Senator Dudley Chase, Bishop Philander 
Chase, both brothers of Mercy Chase, who married Stephen Child No. 
641, and a later generation, the late Chief Justice Salmon Chase who 
was a nephew of Mercy Chase Child. Ruth Child, No. 646. not Harris 
left one son Samuel M. Chase. 
Page 148. — Read Abner Palmer, not Abraham Chas. Paimer, 

*' 151. — Read in line 17, Meteorology, not Metallurgie. 

" 126. XXX.— Read Alfred DeForest Childs. not Arthur C, 

" 238. No. 1449.— ReAii Ida. not Ada. 

•* 226.— Foot note, read Mrs. Sylvina Thorp Child's family. 

'* 182. No. 938 — Read Louisa, not Loiaa. 

•• 285. No. 1851 —Read Hannah B. Holmes. 

•• 4a5. No. 4449 —Read Mary Blanchard Malcom'. 

*• 723. 7078.— Read Samuel Capen, not Chapin Child. 

** 418. No. 3566.— Read Mildred Lee, not MiJinda. She was the daugh- 
ter of the distinguished General Henry Lee. of revolutionary fame of 
Virginia, and sister of Robert E. Ijee. the late Confederate general ; the 
same change from Milinda to Mildred should be observed when repeated. 
Page 404. Ko. 3427. — Read Fitz Henry Morse, not Fitzhugh. Same change 
should be observed where Fitzhugh is repeated, page 405. Nos. 3435, 
3436, 3437. 
Page 210. No. 1234.— Should read Hale, not HalL 

•* 233. No. 1403.— Read Angeline Coats, not Augusta. 

*• 285, No. 1850.— Read Hannah Holmes, not Howes, and again 1851, 
where William Childs is taken over read Hannah Holmes. 

•• 485. No. 4449.— Read Mary Blanchard Malcom. 

•• 508. Read No. 4747.— Josiali Child. 

*• 510. No. 4762.— Read Mehitable Flagg. not Taft. 

" 578. No. 5491.— Read Freeman Childs, not Iruman, 

" 496. No. 4549.— Read Sarali Plntt, not Sarah Norcross. 

*' 723. No. 7078.— Read Capen, not Chapin. Same page read Mary 
Burditt. not BurdeU. 

*• 634. No. 6240.— Rend Mrs. Hitchcock, not Alvord. 

*• 473. Nos 4291, 4292.— Read Brighara, not Bingham. 

" 396. No. 3331.- Read William Bennett, not Burnett. 

•* 332. No. 2454 —Date of birth of Ellen Louisa Child read 1845. 



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Not infrequently concurrent influences draw one into a line 
of activities unsought and unlooked for. By such a method I 
have been led to undertake the work of preparing a Genealogy 
of the Child, Childe or Childs family, and alliances by marriage, 
in the United States and the Canadas. 

The name has been variously spelled in this countiy for years, 
taking on sometimes the terminal "e," but more often the termi- 
nal "5." For the first two generations in this country the name 
was written Child, Occasionally at an early period the terminal 
"e" was used. But later* the "5" has been more frequently em- 
ployed. Upon whatever principle the change may be explained, 
it seems unfortunate for the preservation of the integrity of the 
family, as the effect is sometimes to lead members of the 
same branch to lose sight of their kindred. We have aimed 
scrupulously to write the name in this volume as written by 
those who have furnished their record ; deeming it our duty how- 
ever, to be governed by the public records where the fathers of 
the lines have observed the English method of spelling the 
name. Not a few using the terminal "5" have expressed to me 
regret that it had been added to their name. In this connection 
it occurs to us to suggest a return to the original mode of spell- 
ing the name with the terminal ''e" as written upon its transla- 
tion in Great Britain from its Norman Frant form, might now 
be accomplished, as the different branches are awakened to an 
interest in their family history. This would meet the objection 
felt by some as to the brevity of the name, and its easy confu- 
sion with the common noun. This proposed change has been 
spoken of to some of the leading ones of different branches 
who are quite ready to fall in with it. 

It is approaching three years since I was first made acquainted 

with the fact that Mr. Isaac Child of Boston, Mass., a descendant 

in direct line like myself from Benjamin Child, the emigrant, 

had for many years been gathering the statistics of the early 

B 



10 



INTRODUCTION. 



families of the New England emigrants of onr name and their 
descendants. This information was given me by Hon. William 
Graves Child, M. D., of Bath, Grafton county, N. H,j whose 
special interest in behalf of a Genealogy of the family name 
was awakened by the connection of his immediate branch with i 
tlie Dwight familii, and whose family record is extensively re^| 
corded in Dr. Dwights Genealogy; an early ancestor of Dr.~ 
Child having married a daughter of Rev. Josiah Dwight, who 
was ordained and settled as the iirst Congregational minister of 
WoodstcKik, Ct., in 1690. It was ujxjn the suggestion of T)r. 
Child that I was led to entertain the purpose of attempting a 
Genealogy on the hasl^ of Mr. Isaac Child's material. After 
much deliberate reflection, I decided to undertake the task of 
reviving the memories of those who had passed away, and 
placing their names with those now upon the stage, in a form 
of permanent record. In the incipient stages of the work, a 
slumbering affection for the memory* of tliose whom in child- 
hood I had been taught to revere was quickened, and incidents 
of early and later life, almost forgotten^ or thought of occasion-JB 
ally as of no great significance, began to be recalled. I could 
see in them a moral, conveying thoughts noble, inspiring, and 
instructive. To bring these raemoriea into a form^ and weave 
these incidents into a web of sufficient interest to attract intclii- 
gent members of the great fraternity, seemed indeed a work of 
much labor and not a little delicacy, yet not without some com- 
pensating pleasure. The circle of family friends of near kin- 
ship, with whom I found myself allied at the commencement, 
has been enlarging, till almost thousands are now numbered in 
a quasi kinship, with many of whom, by a daily handshaking 
through epistolary correspondence, I seem to be brought intu 
bonds of warmest friendship. There is much of common inter- 
est, so much of sentiment and sympathy in common, our expe- 
riences are found to run naturally in a common channel 

Correspondence was opened with Mr, Child of Boston, who 
had hitherto been unknown to me, which led to an arrangement 
with him for placing in my hands the material which he had, 
to be incorporated in the proposed Genealogy, His matter 
forms the nucleus of this work ; not that it constitutes the larger 
amount, nor that it was arranged, as incorporated in this work. 
The filling up of many branches, partially traced by Mr Isaac 



INTRODUCTION. 11 

Child, and the discovery of many new lines, will swell the vol- 
ume to threefold or more beyond his material Yet had it not 
been for his industry and perseverance, it is probable the pres- 
ent work would not have been undertaken. 

The scope of my plan takes a wider range than that era- 
braced in his manuscript His record has not gone outside of 
the New England emigrants and their descendants ; nor does it 
extend, with but few exceptions, to the female members of the 
family and their descendants. The present plan embraces all 
of the name, whether traceable to New England emigrants, or 
to ancestors known to have come to our shores at other points, 
and at later perioda I trace also the descendants of the female 
members, as well as the males to the latest dates. 

It was not possible to foresee the amount of labor and expend- 
iture of money which would be required, nor the numberless oc- 
casions of delay, before the work could be completed. Much is 
due to the earnest desires expressed by many prominent in the 
branches they represent, that the work should go on to comple- 
tion, that it has not been abandoned long ago as a hopeless 
task. For it was early discovered that a superficial production 
would not only prove unsatisfactory, but be held, as one mem- 
ber expressed it, "with intolerable loathing." There is no lack 
of intelligence in this widespread family. Ii would be worse 
than folly in an enterprise of this kind to ignore this intelli- 
gence ; and it is with not a little pride and self-gratulation that 
I record the fact that words of cheer have reached me from out- 
side the family name. — from those who view such works as a 
benefaction to the race; among these is one of New York's 
most enlightened and patriotic statesmen — Hon. Horatio Sey- 
mour, Ex-Governor of this State. In a letter dated Utica, July 
10, 1879, he writes : 

Dear Sir: I am glad that you mean to get up a record of your family. 
I have known some of its branches, and held them in high regard. Gene- 
alogies do not merely gratify curiosity. They tend to elevate, because they 
keep in men's minds the character of the best of their race ; and these be- 
come standards of morals and positions, which men aim to equal. The 
commandment that we should honor our fathers has purposes more wide and 
far reaching than is usually supposed. I hope you will go on with your 
work. I am truly yours, &c., 

Elias Child, Esq., Utica. Horatio Seymour. 



12 



^ODUCTTO 



In the earlier stages of the work I received, unsolicited, the' 
following generous note from Rev. Theo[>hikis Packard, who 
was for fifty vem^s a citizen of Shelbiirne, Mass., and tJwenty- 
five 3'eai^ of that time pastor of the Congregational Church in 
that town: 

Deab SiRt—I have hml sufficiont experience hi such work (ftoncalogios) to 
symptithi^p with you in the dilBcuUies and dehiys whkh must have tried 
your patience. Youi's is n worthy iindertakini,'': and wdi, if completed, he 
more hi>?ldy wppreeiwlod hy future j^eneration8 than hy those now living. I 
!*hflll Ih? gUu\ to assist in your work, I have many valnnltle t^latistic^ iis io 
the tribes of Childses, and will gladly and i/nttuitou.^li/ furnish thenj to you 
if you deem them suited to your f>ritfound work. 

Wishing yon ^sneeess in y<^nir eutcrprij^e. T atn, respectfully, your?*, &e.. 

TaEoPHiLL^s Pacxakd, 

Additional encouragement is derived from a monthly Journal 
published in New York city by the ^*Ameriean College of Her- 
aldry and Genealogical Registry/^ brief extracts from which I 
quote : I 

There is an inn>ortanf^e attached to carefully written accounts of the ori- 
gin mid dispei'sion of the individuals of a family, becoming more essential 
as iKipnIatloii increases in this vai^t country, the usylum of all nationalities. J 

Often the rights of heritage* through a neglect of rt^cords systfrnatiruHy 
kept in the fnniily. or juihlie documents^ properly guanied and certified to 
hy qualified officials* are imperiled or utterly lost. Greiit estates in Eu- 
rope are lost enttndy to lieirs who might have ha<i wealth antl pot^ition had 
their parent.* lH*en careful to bring with them when emigrating to the Uni- | 
ted States, documentary evidence of their lineage in their fatherland. 

A few have been fortunate in securing a rich competency to which they 
had never supposed t hernial ves enlitletl on accoutd of the many heirs be- 
tween themselves and an estate; bat who in the rev*ilutions of »(tciety have 
suddenly and unexpt^tedly enu'rged from pf^verty tu wealth, on the strength i 
of the testimony i»f a record In a long forgotten IxKik, hardly known to exist* 
in which was chronicled their de*icent from a remote ancestry; only known 
to theuj through the deciaralions of a court of chancery. 

The indiiference of some, and the positive aversion of others, 
to Genedogies, may break the force of sueii testimony as these j 
extracts afford, yet they are the views of men of experience] 
and sotmd judgments T,he wisdom of the cautionary langviage 
here employed to guard against indifference and neglect on this ' 
{xiint, finds confirmation in actual cases of estates waiting for 
claimants of our own family name, There are credits in the . 



INTRODUCTION. 13 

Bank of England, in stocks and money, against the following 
names: 



Elizabeth ChildA 

Jane Child, j 

Henry Childs, [ All dating back to 1813-1818. 

Richard Child, 

Martha Child, 



:) 



Also in the Bank of England, there have long been credits 
waiting for claimants in the heira of Ann Child, John Child, 
Sarah Child, Anthony Child, Thomas Child, William Child, 
Mary Child. These properties have been several times adver- 
tised, as attested by J. P. Jayne, Commissioner. 

We are seldom indifferent to the opinions of our friends, and 
when they coincide with ours, or may be somewhat in advance, 
they lend encouragement and force to our schemes ; and it is a 
pleasure to place them on record, when in form to be preserved. 
From one of the many communications from the pen of Judge 
William Child of Fairlee, Vt, the following extract warmly 
endorses our enterprise : 

I would say there is a pleasure in erecting monuments of marble or 
granite or other material to the memory of our relatives. Why may not our 
pleasure or gratification be greatly increased by the possession of a volume 
containing a brief mention of all the families of our name, whether near or 
remote, to which we can at any time refer, and ponder upon their good 
qualities of head and heart therein recorded, and try to emulate or excel in 
all the virtues that pertain to any individual or family of our name. Sums 
great and small are continually being expended in erecting memorials to our 
departed relatives; the smallest of such sums would probably purchase 
many volumes of the work upon which you are engaged, and which would 
be as valuable as inscriptions on monumental marble. 

Professor Francis Joseph Child, LL. D., of Harvard Uni- 
vei-sity, who does not claim to have made the Genealogy of his 
family a special study, says: 

I do not see how a human being should not be glad to know what was his 
kith and kin, when some one is able to tell him. For one, I thank you and 
Mr. Isaac Child for the interesting information I have derived, and expect 
to derive, from the volume preparing. 

The almost universal approval of the object set forth in the 
circulars and letters sent out, renders it difficult to draw a line 
that may not seem to undervalue the kindly offices of many in 
helping in our common enterprise. Yet we fail not to appre- 



INTRODUCTION. 



ciate the smallest service, while we specially note the more 
marked efforts of a goodly number of the frieDcIs: 

Daniel B. Chikls^ Esc], of New York city, was among the ear- 
liest who prepared a lengthy and lucid record of the prolific 
brancli to which he belongs. Mrs. Alice Walker Child of East 
Woodst<:>ck, Ct, whose fourscore years are a storehouse of use- 
ful memories^ is entitled to special recognition for her volun- 
tary aud effective services in gathering material for this book. 
George Walker, Esq. of North ford, Ct, who has the blood of 
two most worthy families in bis veins, has poured out the riches] 
of a mind well stored with historical facts and chronological | 
statistics to enrich the volume. Mrs, E. M. Childs Htiskins of 
Brattleboro, Vt,ha3 been indefatigable in collecting records and 
tracing different lines iu the brandies of her own and other faio- 
ilies. Mrs. WiDiam G. Child of North Woodstock, Ct, has' 
been an earnest and untiring worker in this enterprise. Mrs. 
Cynthia Child May of North Woodstock, Ct, has manifested ai 
laudable interest and rendered valuable service in hunting up 
records aud supplying interesting incidents. Mr. Elias Child of 
East W^oodstock, Ct^ who has passed away since this work 
commenced, greatly facilitated our labor by patting into our 
hands a transcrii.»t of the Woodstock records, as far as relating 
to the Child family. Wm. H. Childs, Esq. of Niagara Falls, 
N Y., was an early and zealous advocate and helper, whose 
earnestness gave much impulse to the work. Miss Alma Childs, 
daughter of Hon. Aaron Childs of Ypsilanti, Mich.j has wrought 
cheerfully and effectively in the work. Mrs. K A, B, Child 
Rice of L3^ons, N. Y., an octogenarian, has devoted much time 
wdth good results. Franklin S. Childs, Esq. of Grinnell, Iowa,! 
has been a faithful gleaner of essential material. Roswell Chihl, \ 
Esq. of Moretown, Vt, has done much. Alexander B. Child, 
Esq. of Granville, Vt., has done good service. Eon, A. L. Childs 
of Waterloo, N. Y., editor of the Seneca News^ has rendered 
kindly aid ihrough the channels of his popular weekly. Al- 
bert Baxter, Esq., editor of (^rancl Rapids Eagle, Michigan, has 
rendereil aid through his columns and otherwise. Jonathan 
Child, Esq. of Rochester, Lewis J. Child, Esq. of Philadelphia, 
Jeff. Co., N. Y., Nathaniel Childs of Washington, D. C, War- 
ren Gould Child, Esq., Ogden City, Moses R. Chamberlain, Esq., 
Bradford, Vt, Miss Jennie Child of Bath, N. EL., and many 



INTRODUCTION. 15 

Others, whose friendly offices might be named, we sincerely 
thank. 

To Mr. Addison Child of Boston, is due an especial and hearty 
tribute. His scholarly researches in the United States and 
Great Britain have furnished us the fascinating and instructive 
article upon the " Origin of the Name " and very largely the 
resume of the "English Families." 

I should fail in my duty did 1 neglect to recognize before the 
public the efficient aid rendered by my wife, Mrs. S. P. Cleave- 
land Child, whose autograph has so often appeared in the copi- 
ous correspondence demanded in the preparation of this volume, 
and who has been a judicious counsellor and essential helper in 
its compilation. I have no censures for any who confess they 
feel no int^erest in a family Genealogy. Our tastes and judg- 
ments are formed from different surroundings, and must neces- 
sarily differ somewhat in their character. What to one is a 
pleasure, to ai^other may be an object of aversion or indiffer- 
ence. So if any have neglected to reply to our courteous re- 
quests for family record, or sent a curt response, we accept their 
estimate. 

To meet a feeling that may have obtained to some extent 
that this enterprise is purely a business affair, entered upon 
from mercenary motives; and that honorable business rules 
have been ignored, I desire here more fully to explain my 
position. 

The work was commenced under the impression that six 
months, or at most one year only, would be required to com- 
plete it It was supposed that the material was already col- 
lected ; that it only needed proper arrangement, historically and 
chronologically, to be ready for the press. But it was early 
apparent that much remained to be done by way of collecting 
material, if anything like a satisfactory Genealogy was to be 
prepared. Having advanced to a point where the field could be 
more fully surveyed, it was seen that a work had been entered 
upon whose end lay far in the distant future. To abandon the 
work would disappoint many whose efforts had placed in our 
hands much valuable material, and, whose enthusiasm had in- 
spired in us sanguine hopes of ultimate success, though the 
road should prove long in reaching the end. There seemed to 
be no alternative but to continue the work, relying upon the 



of m/mmfy 

and liktinctljr ! 
Under tbei 
liocild wmthoxm oitlk|« and i 
file pemmaff PBBpomibOkj 



letotei 

iT, tiua tae aik ot liie i 

&iilj lor time spent 
been left to mjselL I bar€ 



imed is ool from mj abaodant wealth, but bom a ood£ 
thai the oiaiir embraeed in ihe^iiatiZy wiio would want a 
woviJd make the bonleii lighL 

The eeliiiiated ooil of the boak at $5.00 per cx^j was made 
ti|Mm the basis of an t»ae of five baodred copies and of mofre 
than one hnodied pages leas than the present volome oontain& 
Atid altlioctgh only aboat two hundred copies haire been or- 
dered^ I ha%e decided to pnblish^ tmstiiig there will be^ after 
its iauie, tbe full oompUiiieDt of five himdied copies callai fur. 

While my pecnniaiy circannitaooes would not justify indif- 
ference to the retfults of my labong and expemliturea, I bave^ 
never allowed myself to ignore kgitiiBate business principlesL^I 
The doctrine of a quid pro quo I fully recognize But I have 
been shut up to the necessity of tbe utmost economy, (not an- 
denitanding in the beginDing what tbe burdens were to be^) in^ 
order to make the enterprise pay the necessary outlay. I bave^J 
asked no service, however, of such as were not known or sup- 
posed to be interested ec|ually with myself in preserving the 
records of the family name and alliances by marriage, for which 
I have not jjaid or offered a full coropensatioo. Those of th€ 
family name and those allied by marriage, I have treated in mj 
Corre8{x>ndcnce more as allies embarked with me in a commoni 
cause; such I have foi3»id, with few exceptions, ready coadjutors.! 
In two or three instances I have accidentally come n^m thosel 
that are allied who were preparing some history of the specis 
branch with which they were connected, but with all due def* 
ference have refrained from unfriendly interference with their] 
rights. I say this much because I have been misapprehenc 
and consefiuently unjustly censured. 

Our friends may l<x5k for greater perfection in the comp^ 
ItttioTi of this work than it is possible for ordinary intelligence 
to produce. Errors in dates and names and possibly in inci- 
dentH will occur, while sjiecial care has been taken on our part to 
secure the greatest exactilude. These erroi's may arise in some 



INTRODUCTION. 17 

instances from overaight on our part, or they may occur from 
illegible chirography, or from differences in the reports of dif- 
ferent members of a family widely separated and unable to 
compare notes previous to sending their records ; reliance on 
memory and erroneous tradition may bring out a false record. 
In view of the manifold difficulties it would be a marvel if no 
errors were discovered. 

Failures to find a complete record will appear in almost any 
branch. This should not be chargeable to us. We have writ- 
ten and waited long for returns, which either do not come or if 
sent in part it is with the announcement that the records have 
been lost or have never been kept ; and memoi^y and tradition 
can supply but imperfectly. Such incidents show the value of 
a family Genealogy deposited where casualties could not destroy 
the entire record: scattered among a numerous family and 
placed, as copies usually are, in public libraries. 

Our efforts to bring out a Genealogy that should meet the 
reasonable expectations of those who are interested have not 
been limited to letter correspondence : this has been extensive 
and ought to have accomplished a great deal more. We have 
visited in person, or by paid agents, state and city libraries, 
county and town records, in several different states, and spent 
many days in searching records to discover missing links in 
branches of families whose records have been given to us in- 
complete, or to establish some important historical point 

Our sincere thanks are due and heartily tendered to the 
librarians of the following public libraries : New York StatQ 
Library, at Albany, N. Y. ; Astor and Mercantile Libraries, 
New York City; State Library, at Hartford, Conn. ; Springfield 
and Worcester, Mass., public libraries ; Historical Library, of 
Worcester, Mass. We also recognize the gentlemanly atteiitions 
of county and town clerks, who have rendered us ready facili- 
ties for examining such records as could afford us aid in our 
work. 

All sources of information known to hold out promise of suc- 
cess we have explored and exhausted to make the work com- 
plete. Any failure to secure the most satisfactory results can- 
not be more a matter of regret with others than with oui-selves. 
Future research may reveal the link connecting the American 
emigrants with the English ancestor. The friends can not fail 



18 INTRODUCTION. 

to appreciate the difficulties lying in the way of securing a 
complete record. 

CHARACTERISTICS. 

A brief resume of some of the prominent characteristics of 
• the family may afford pleasant reflections to the reader. If we 
have not failed to form just opinions from the examinations of 
early public records, and the historical sketches sent us by de- 
scendants of ancestors, and of cotemporaries, there is not a little 
to admire and imitate. 

A spirit of enterprise is a feature of the family which will not 
escape the notice of the reader. A desire to improve their con- 
dition draws them on in new enterprises and efforts to make 
the most of life. They possess enough of the impulsive ele- 
ment to defy dangers and to grapple with difficulties to obtain 
a manly independence. As pioneers, no class of men can show 
a better record. There has been a constant migration of suc- 
cessive generations till, from the Atlantic shores, they have 
spread over the continent Sober, industrious, frugal, and with 
a good degree of intelligence, they have known how to use the 
appliances of life wisely and effectively to construct comfortable 
homes and rear intelligent and virtuous families. 

One may well be amazed at the incidents in the histories of 
not a few recorded in this volume. The determination and per- 
severance with which many have met and overcome difficulties, 
and the boldness and daring in adventure displayed in others, 
will thrill the reader and awaken his admiration, if he has a 
spark of enthusiasm in his composition. 

In pursuits, the family is largely agricultural ; yet it has its 
representatives in the various industries of the country. In 
every generation there arc found shrewd and prosperous trades- 
men. Men of inventive genius in the mechanic arts, successful 
manufacturers, and men of thrift in the lesvser trades. While 
few can boast of large fortunes, as measured by })resent stand- 
ards, the conditions of medium wealth are usually attained. 

For general intelligence and virtue it has a fair record. Edu- 
cation and high culture have becTi regarded as essential in every 
generation. The numl^er who have enjoyed the opportunity 
of a liberal education will favorably compare with most other 
American families. The proportion who have been emj^loyed 
as public teachers is strikingly large. 



INTRODUCTION. 19 

Among the educated class there have been those who have 
risen to prominence in all the learned professiona The legal, 
the medical and the clerical representatives of the family, in 
many cases, have attained to no mean eminence. Literary 
ability and acquirements are by no means lacking. We often 
find the love of knowledge drawing them away from the bustle 
and ambitions of life into the quiet seclusions of the study, 
where they find their sweetest companionship with some his- 
tory, romance, or philosophical treatise. 

Another prominent feature of this family is its patriotism. 
None have been more ready to expose themselves to the hard- 
ships of the camp and the dangers of the battle field than the 
emigrants and their descendants. They have often risked and 
sacrificed their all to save their country. Military fame has fol- 
lowed not a few from the battle field, while many from the rank 
and file have borne for life the scars of many a hard-fought battle. 
Many of the early emigrants were in the Indian and French 
wars ; their descendants were in the revolutionary struggles ; 
then again in the war of 1812 ; later in the Mexicaji war, and 
finally in the civil war, from 1861 to 1865, which closed a 
bloody era in the nation's history. In the revolutionary period 
twenty-two (22) of the family name were of the first company 
of volunteers and minute men, on the outbreak of hostilities, 
when Lexington, Mas&, was attacked by the British, April 19, 
1775, In the following list, which embraces the above twenty- 
two Massachusetts patriots, many of the descendants will re- 
cognize their ancestral head : 

Aaron Child, Jonathan Child, 

Abel Child, Joshua Child, 

Abijah Child, Josiah Child, 

Abraham Child, Lemuel Child, 

Daniel Child, Moses Child, 

David Child, Phineas Child, 

Elijah Child, Keuben Child, 

Elisha Child, Silas Child, 

Isaac Child, Samuel Child, 

John Child, Solomon Child, 

Jonah Child, Timothy Child. 

A manly independence has ever been more to the race than 
fame or wealth or position, while none of these would be de- 



20 



JCTK^N. 



spised or i*ejected if tbey wei'e the legitimate rewards of inc 
try and viilue. 

As benefactoi-s of their race they are usually sympathetic at 
active ; they abhor oppression ; tliey are earnest advocates 
equal rights. No wrong stirs their blood so certainly as that 
wliich is inflicted by the exercise of irresponsible and arbitrary 
power. Their philanthropy is not limited to that form of oj 
pression which draws its lite from organized agencies, 
reaches to its subtler forms as found in individual character at 
in social life. It is not less their mission as Vjenef actors to em- 
ploy such appliances as Providence has placed in their hands 
to i-eseue tlieir fellow men from ignorance, degradation and_ 
crime. Their benefactions are distnbuted upon the broade 
principles of Ohnstianity. 

It is a family of decided religious tendencies. The eurljl 
emigi-ants came to this western world with essentially just : 
ligious ideas; with longings for freedom of conscience denie 
them in the fatherland Their deep religious convictions are 
evinced in the conscientious observance of the institutions of 
our Christian religion. A spirit of toleration has marked its re- 
ligious history* Independent thought has had full scope; and 
different religious creeds and philosophical theories have come 
to exist, yet the mass have built their religious opinions upon 
the Bible, substantially as interpreted by the Keformers of the 
16th and 17th centuries. They have a profound reverence for 
the Bible. While some of the opinions of the early ancest 
are received in a modi lied form at the present period^ the 
sential truth, as taught in the Divine Book, is warmly chc 
ished and insisted on as constituting the only true basis of soue 
morality, and a rational theory of accountability to the Diviac 
Lawgiver. 

In i^litics they have distinct and diflfering opinions, which 
are maintanied witli characteristic earnestness and persistencj 

It may be of interest to know the impression of a thoughtf\] 
and observing member belonging to one of the largest and mc 
intelligent branches as to some of the characteristic's of tl 
family. I take pleasure, therefore, in giving an extract from i 
recent letter from Rev. Increase Child of Frewsburgh, Chautat] 
qua couniy, N. Y.: 



INTRODUCTION. 21 

I should like to give you some of my impressions in regard to the Child 
family. I hope, too, you will somewhere in your work endeavor to give 
some of the more prominent characteristics of our family. I would say that 
during my early life I was told over and over again that I was not a Child, 
but a Deake, my mother'a boy. So that I used to think of the Child family 
as almost another family. For that reason I have thought that I could think 
and speak of them somewhat impartially and independently ; and I have 
often taken a foolish pride in trying to do so. As I have grown older, friends 
have often said to me, "You are getting to be more of a Child than you 
used to be ;" and it seems so to me also. However this may be, I feel a 
great aversion to being made conspicuous. Sometimes I suffer very much 
from this feeling. I like to see and he^ir all that is going on, but give me a 
quiet seat in the comer. I think this is characteristic of our family. Per- 
haps our natural love of ease is at the bottom of it. I have heard my 
father say many times that the Child family were lazy, I do not admit 
thcU, as we commonly use language, but perhaps there is some ground for 
it, especially if it be true, as old Dr. Wayland used to say, that mankind 
are as lazy as they can be. Of the family, my impressions are derived, 
first, from my grandfather. Judge Salmon Child and his brothers ; and sec- 
ond, from my own observation. My impression is that they are a benevo- 
lent, virtuous and intelligent people; not particularly ambitious, loving 
ease and quiet, but possessed of a considerable degree of latent power, which 
has never been developed as it should have been. • They are a people who 
love to read and speculate ; love their friends, love to have friends and serve 
them, and are not particularly adapted to the accumulation of property. 
My impression is that they love order and a good style of things, and are 
sufficiently conservative to keep them from an extreme radicalism or fanati- 
cism. At the same time they wish to know the reason of things too well to 
follow a blind orthodoxy; in other words, there is a certain tendency to 
rationalism. Hence, instead of the old New England orthodoxy, you find 
Baptists, Methodists and Universalists, even, among them. So far as I know 
the Child family, they love liberty and have a deep-seated hatred of oppres- 
sion of every form ; a people of quick sympathies and impulsive nature, 
capable of enjoying much and suffering much. A people who have accom- 
plished much, but who ought to have accomplished much more. Their love 
of ease and of the pleasures of knowledge and refinement, as well as love of 
home has often prevented them from achieving what they were capable of. 

This estimate accords with my own convictions, derived from 
my correspondence and personal knowledge of many members 
of the family. 

In a brief recapitulation of some of the characteristics of 
this family, viz., its robust character, mentally and physically, 
its general intelligence, its enterprise, its independence in 
thought and action, its sobriety and industry, its patriotism and 
philanthropy, and its reverence for divine authority — it will be 
found that it is a fair inference that these elements aptly consti- 
tute the family a valuable factor in rearing the structures of 



22 INTRODUCTION. 

prosperous communities, for which they challenge the respect 
and confidence of their fellow citizens. 

Carlyle says, " the writers of newspapers, pamphlets, books, 
poems — these are the real working, eflfective church of a mod- 
ern country." The compilers of this book feeling the desira- 
bility that all persons should be made acquainted with the char- 
acters, noble deeds and experiences of their ancestry, and recog- 
nizing the fact that such knowledge is not born with a person, 
but must come by cultivation on these topics, have sought so to 
embody the results of their explorations and collations, as to 
make the work as truly instructive and elevating as it can be 
entertaining, or suitable for mere matter of reference. 
. The tradition handed down in many branches as we have 
found, that from three emigrant brothers have sprung all of the 
name, must be overturned by the record as we find it A like 
tradition has been widespread in other families, with no better 
foundation. 

Our pleasant labor is ended : its results you have. That our 
success will be variously estimated is a matter of course. We 
deprecate no fair criticism, but crave your acceptance of our 
honest effort to give a true report of our honest, honorable fam- 
ily (whose nobility is that of the higher nature), in plain ungar- 
nished Anglo-Saxon phrase. 

Elias Child. 



Origin and Etymology of the Surname Child. 



The name Child, in common with many other modern names, 
is derived from Hildr of the ITorse mythology. The name of 
this deity can in turn be traced to the rudimental and inter- 
changeable al^ eZ, i7, 0?, the feracious root of many terms and 
words expressive of holiness, power, and supernatural attributes 
in all the languages and religions derived from the Ayrans. 
This would include the SoZar and Hellenic myths from which 
the Norse came, and the Jewish Hagiology. Hild became 
synonymous with Bel with the Scandinavians, and hence a 
popular protonym with their befligerent descendants in the 
early warlike centuries. It also became a VaZkyrian term for 
maiden, and a fertile root in the nomenclature of the Norse 
sagas. 

Its dual significance and its descent from mythic to historical 
times can be traced in that beautiful epic, the Nebelungen Lied, 
the /fiad of the north. 

After the " Love breathing KreimAifcZ *' has supplanted the 
" Flower maiden Brynhild " and immolated her entire family, 
she is herself taken off by fli'Webrand (war sword). [The ety- 
mon has been italicized throughout and quotations made from 
the saga, to show its constant use.] 

•* The King sat at the festive board beside the Queen Brynhild ** 
** Who never felt injured pang as when she saw Kreimhild" 

*' It happened in those quiet times when good Queen He^cha died. 
That Etzel rtder of the Huns desiring other bride, 
Was by his friends and courtiers, told of Burgund's widow famed 
For lofty mind and perfect form, Kreimhild was she named." 
Etzel is supposed to have been AtaZa the " Scourge of God.'' 
He afterwards, according to Goldsmith, married /Mica (beauti- 
ful maid), and died on their nuptial night. Childe is first used 
as a title for King in this saga, 

** DethtVder the youthful Margravine, now gave her lily hand 
To GisheMer, the youngest King of famous Burgund land," 
or, as rendered in a more graceful version, 

•'This done, with gentle gesture the damsel meek and mild 
By the hand yet trembling, took GisheWer the Childe," 
C 



ORIGIN AND ETTMOLOGY OF THE SURNAME CHILP. 



A soil, of Bvynlnlde, the '' Flower maiden/' assumed the 
Burgundiau throne in A^ D, 466^ auder the title of ChildperiQ 
(Battle Empire). Hi:* ponderous sword (ahiiost as large as th^ 
wonderful Gram or Ba/raang c^f his ancestor^ forged by Vo/anci 
the Noi^e Vu/can) was taken from his tomb in the last eenturyj 
and is now^ preserved iti the Louvre. A brother of Merovei 
had previously, in A- D, 451, aided by Atri/a, made himsell 
King of the Ripimrian Franks and taken the title of Childeri^ 
(Battle Splendor). He was converted from heathenism by hia 
wife Clothilde, baptised Clochilde, whereupon the Pope be- 
stowed upon him the title of '' fii^t Christian King/' anc 
*^ eldest son of theehureh/' which the legitimate kings of France 
proudly retained. He was succeeded by Childerlc, the father ol 
Ckiidehert (Bright Warrior), who became King of the Pari^iiJ 
Ama/ric, King of the Visigoths, married CAiW^bert's sister j 
and was by him assassinated for his cruelty to her. 

Gaidoz, in his " French Fulk Lore/' publisher! in 1S78, saya 
that this sister was the heroine of the '* Chanson de ClotAiZoJe/^ 
from which Perrault founded his story of La Barhe Bleue. 

Many of the kings of France prefixed Childe to their cogno^ 
mens, fi*om the fifth to the tenth centuries, after which the titl€ 
descended to the e/dest son. A large number of the kings 
queens, and allodial rulers of Europe daring this time, derive 
their appellation from this root The Goths carried it to Spain, ^ 
The great Visigothic King Pe!?ayo, named his son fli7/iefans 
(Eager in war), but southern tongues refused to pronounce thi 
harsh aspirate, and softened it into A/fonso, a title borne by somii 
scores of kings since. The b^/ligerent monk j£f/Webrand (wa 
sworf) carried his warlike name and sword (literally) to ItalyJ 
in the eleventh century, and by the help of the irai>erial Ma- 
ihilde^ seated himself on the Papal thmne. The Tascana 
euphonized his Gaflic name into Aldovrandino, since borne bj 
the Counts D*Este* While the Goths and Yandals were blend^ 
ing their Norse terms with the Latin and Romance idioms o| 
the south, hoides of Scandinavian and Teutonic adventurer 
were carrying their sharp swords and aspirated words to the 
shores of Great Britain. There is no pantographical history of 
Britain from the egress of the Romans to the ingress of the 
Teutons, or to the advent of the Norman French. Theblurn 
record of the race-struggles, and the peraistence of the fittest, 



ORIGIN AND ETYMOLOGY OF THE SURNAME CHILD. 25 

written in the idiomatic names of their battlefiefcls, bretwaMs, 
and abiding places. The Norse war term Hild from the befli- 
cose spirit of the times, became a popular patronym. Doomes- 
day Book* (A. D. 1083) roisters over three hundred towns, and 
wapentakes (hundreds) bearing this synonym, with suffices 
indicating their environments and the tribe that adopted it, as 
(7AiZcfewolde, (7Ai&?ness, (7AtMhorpe, cote, ton, CAiWhan, by, bre, 
dale, fordf &c., besides many Latin terminations. CVftecomb, 
now Childcombj near Winchester, had nine churches at the time 
of the Domesday survey. But like the protographs of the pa- 
limsests, these allodial records have been so rewritten, over- 
written, overgrown and buried by newer accretions, that most 
of them are now veiled to all except to the skilled eye of the 
archaeologist Although four out of the. five British authors 
who wrote before the Conquest, GiZdas, AldheZme, Hilda, of 
Lindisfame, and J.fcuin, wore Thor's mark in their names, they 
were soldiers of the cross only, and wrote but little secular his- 
tory. Some legends that floated down the stream of time were 
gathered by the early English writers. Robert of Gloucester 
preserved the l^end of "Chylde Waween, King Lothe's son.'' 
Lotus was a British king converted to Christianity about A. D. 
650. Morgan, in his England under the Normans^ p. 135, says 
that " there are several persons in Domesday book, bearing the 
surname or title of Child^ and among them the Kentish ^?nod, 
and Godewin, Abbot of Westminster," and that the "great 
Thanes of Kent, Child Alno^ and his peers, guarded the king 
CEduuard)' when he rode into Canterbury." He also says that, 
'* Eduuard Child of Domesday Book, had a third part of the 
Archbishop of York's Church at Wyne in Lancashire ;" and 
Sporley says, that "Eduuinus, called Goduinus Childe, sue- 

* Domesday or Doomesday Book, a very ancient record, made in the time 
of William the Conqueror, which is now in the exchequer, in two volumes. 
The larger contains a survey of all .the lands in most of the counties in 
England, and the less, some counties not at first surveyed. The Book of 
Domesday was begun by five justices, assigned for that purpose in each 
county, in the year 1091, and finished in 1086. It was of such authority 
that the Conqueror himself submitted, in some cases wherein he was con- 
cerned, to be governed by it. Camden calls this book the Tax Book of 
King William ; and it was further called Magna Rolla, There is a third 
volume, made by order of the same king; and a fourth — an abridgement of 
the other books." 

* The dual letter, double u, is used throughout Doomesday Book. 



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OBiaiX AK0 ETYMOLOGY OF TttE SrEXAME CHILD, 



eeecled his cousin Utialnoth as Abbott of Westminster, in I 
IWD." and that **iii his time the church of Westminster was ' 
pulled down and rel»uilt in more splendid style by Eduuaid 
the Ct>n{e8sor/* that he waa of English descent and called Ji- 
guui in one of the conqueror's chartere and Palgrjlye, that 
" Uaafoothe Childe of Sussex, sometimes called Thane of Sus- 
sex, was father of Goduuin who went with Canute to Denmark, I 
afterwards the powerful Earl Godwin of Wessex." He married] 
G>^ha All Jarls gister, and their daughter Edgytha married 
Eduuard. who gained the sobriquet of Saint, or Confessor, by 
abjuring his marital right too continently/' H^vsted* in his 
History of Kent says that J^nod CyW was a younger brother 
of King Harold, who from the royalty of his kindred, had the 
addition of CVW;' and that '^one of his manors was given by 1 
William the Conquerc^r to Battle Abbey." Kilham and oth- 
ers assert that Leuuric Child of Boomesday Boot, was Earl 
Leof ric of Mercia and G>ventry, the husband of Lady Godira, 
whose irresistible charms proved so fatal tc:> poor Peeping Tom, 
Her personal merits are commemorated in song, stone, and stai* 
ute, and revived yearly by a civic procession in which her nai- 
vttS is personated nicob ei formo. The term Childe is generally 
used as a title in Doomesday Book : indeed surname were ad- 
most unknown to Anglo-Saxon England, and were introduced 
by the Norman French during the last Saxon and first Norman 
reigns. The French pretix ^«ris a contraction from the Latin 
sup^r, over, and the surname, as it indicates, was not at first 
written on the line with, but over the Christian name, between i 
the lines, in smaller letters. It is so written over these names in 1 

CUd CUd Clld Cild 

Doomesday Book; Edauinus, Brixi, Leuuiniis, TJlft Ulft held ] 
wapentakes in Lincolns'cire. Snottings cire (Nottingham), and 
Derbyshire. This would indicate that in these cases it was 
used as a sur^ or over- name* It was used as the equivalent of i 
prince and knight by the earliest writers. Nares says, prince^ i 
Lower, knight, and both that it was a title held by the eldest^ 
son of a king or earl, ** until he inherited the title of his an- 
cestors or gained new honors by his prowess.'' 

•* And yonder lives the Childe of Elle, 
A young and comely Knight," 



ORIGIN AND ETYMOLOGY OF THE SURNAME CHILD. 27 

"Chylde Rowland to the dark tower came." 

Lear iii. 4. 
"Chylde Tristam prayed that he might go," &c. 

Fairie Queen, vi. 34. 

A manuscript by Chaucer, now in the British Museum, 
quaintly commemorates the legend of *'Childe Bristow," who 
gained his title not by noble descent or prowess in arms, but 
by devoting his patrimony in restitution of that wrongfully 
gotten, and in prayers for the redemption of his father's soul 
from purgatory, after which new riches flowed in upon him ; 
he "First was rich and Sithen bare, and Sithen richer than ever 
he were." 

Byron's fictitious application of the historic Childe Harold to 
his hero, in fact to himself, is a euphemism : 

**Childe Harold was he hight; but whence his name 
And lineage long, it suits me not to say; 
Suffice it that perchance they were of fame, 
And had been glorious in another day." 

The title, profession, calling, location, or some characteristic of 
the individual was generally adopted as the surnama As the 
title Childe became gradually obsolete it was generally adopted 
as a surname by -descendants or dependants. Etymology indi- 
cates and former usage requires that the name should be writ- 
ten Childe. If the original or correct spelling is ever generally 
restored, it will distinguish the name from the noun. The per- 
centage of families of the name, retaining the original final "e," 
is larger in England than America, while those adding a final 
"5" is much less. None of the legitimate or higher families in 
England use the "5." About one in four of the name, graduates 
of Oxford University since 1856, have used "e" final, while 
none have added the "5." Of sixty-four of the names in the 
London Commercial Directory and twenty-six in the Court 
Directory for 1878, fourteen and seven, respectively, add the 
final "5." The latter spelling is a solecism, and Childs is a 
misnomer of modern growth and uncertain origin. Probably 
it arose from a negligent retention of the apostrophic "5" after 
the elision of the object and mark of the genitive case, as 
Childs for Child's (House), Childs broder for Child's bi-other, 
and Child^s cote (side) appear as names in Doomesday Book. 

Eadulf Evilchild was made Thane of Northumbria by Edgar, 
in 971. We gather from the Camden Publications^ that Walter 



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ORIGIN AXX) ETYMoLUGY OF THE SURNAME CHILD. 



Childe was living near Hereford in 1294, and was granted aal 
annuity for life by Bishop Swinefield; that Thomas Childej 
was tenant of the Priory of St Mary s, Worcester, in 13u4 ; I 
that Johani Childe lived near Finehdale, Durham, in 1362 ; and 
that Lawi-ence Child was Bishop of St Asaph's in 1382 ; **That 
Thomas Childe presented the judges of Wigorn (Worcester) i 
aasii!:es with a lambe and vi- artichokes valued at 12 pence, in 
1601 :" that Robert Chylde received a legacy from Sir Robert 
Cook, Vieiir of Hawley, near Buiy, Suffolk, in 1587. There 
are sev^eral instances in the earl}' history of England where the j 
name ttM>k the French form, L'Enfant Indeed, although the 
term undoubt4.^dly came to the Anglo-Saxon through the Frank- 
ish form of die Scandinavian, there are indications that it was \ 
also brought to Anglo-Norman England in the Latinized French 
names of the conqueror's followers. In 1350, Roger Baldwin, 
a descendant of the Bawdwins of the Roll of Battle Abbey 
married Jane, daughter of Wm. de Wigley by Alice LeChilde, 
great granddaughter of John L'Enfant, who married Emblema, 
daughter of Richard Acheley, descendant of William Achillea, 
named in the Festa de Nevelle of Henry Third's time 

Ha>'ing tracetl this Teutonic term from its apotheosis in the 
Norse mythology through a gradual avatar to a common sur- 
name in England and America, we will now trace its further 
descent and differentiation from a name to a noun, the correla- 
tive to parent, and follow it through some of its inflections- ' 
There has always been a tendency to appropriate and assimi- 
late titles and words of dignity fmrn the specilic to the generic 
Such may have been the prcx^esa whereby Child came to be a*] 
generic term for the young of the human sp^ies of either sex, 
and a declinable word. From an Ethnic term for Deitv^, it be- 
came that of supernatural attributes, and descended by divine ^ 
right to kings ; by primogeniture to their eldest sons, by eti-^H 
quette to other sons, by usage to all sons, and by convenience ^i 
to all human progeny, regardless of sex. The fact that this 
term was primarily restricted to males in England, would 
strengthen this view, if its equivalents in other dialects did not . 
sometimes limit it to females. Some authorities, not very re- 
liable, have asserted that it was so used in Warwickshire. The I 
fact that Shakespeare, in the ^* Winter's Tale,- ' makes the old^ 
shepherd exclaim on finding Ferdita, **What have we here?j 



ORIGHN AND ETYMOLOGY OF THE SUiRNAME CHILD. 29 

Mercy on's, a barne, a very pretty barne ; a boy or a child, 
I wonder?" has not much weight when it is remembered 
that the scene of that drama was laid in a foreign country, of 
Slavonic origin, filiated with the Teutonia If Prof. Caro is 
correct in his exhaustive commentary on that drama, recently 
published (1878). Shakespeare founded it upon an old Lithu- 
rian ballad, brought to England in the fourteenth century. In 
this case he may have followed the original text. It is more 
than probable that the use of the word child, for progeny, came 
from an earlier and similar differentiation in the Keltic and 
Gothic tongues. There was an unipersonal blending of the 
generative principle inherent in all cosmologies, and especially 
those of the sun or nature myths. The scheme and nomencla- 
ture of the northern mythologies was derived from Aryan 
roots. 

Terms denoting both muliebrity and virility have been de- 
rived from those androgynous roots, and applied arbitrarily 
and interchangeably by different nations. The Teutons called 
the sun female and the moon male. Hild was a Norse term 
for both hero and maiden ; from the latter came Kulla, mean- 
ing a maid and a brood, in Danish, and Hilda and Hulda, almost 
generic terms for maiden, in English. Cen, cyn, kyn, in Cymric 
are allied words of .kindred meaning. Some etymologists have 
derived child (offspring) from Anglo-Saxon cenned or Danish 
kulla, the past participle of kennen, and kullden, to bring forth, 
while others trace it to the Gothic kilthei (womb) and Latin 
cyma, from the Greek, a sprout or embryo. However derived, 
early English writers use the word freely, and with some inflec- 
tions rarely used now. Wyclif uses the phrase "Evechylded," 
«fcc., in his translation of the Bible, 1380. Chaucer uses chylded 
and kinded for begotten — '^chosen of Joseph whom he took 
to wive, unknowing him childed by miracle." Drayton 
writes, 

"Who having in her youth her childing felt the woe, 
Her lord's embraces she never more would know." 

Addison Child. 



30 ORIGIN AND ETYMOLOGY OF THE SURNAME CHILD. 

It may interest some to know that in the various works of 
Heraldry, in which we have made diligent and exhaustive 
search for the establishment of the line, the arms, and the 
name, of which the more prominent are Clark, DeBret, Lodge, 
and numerous editions of Burke, we have never found the 
name written with the terminal "5." For the curiously in- 
clined we append this list of names in the differing spelling, 
as culled from these works : 

r Enfant, Chylde, 

Infans, Chyld, 

Le Chylde, Child, 

Le Child, Child— Villiers, 

Hooke—ChilA, 

Child — Pemberton. 



Sketches and Incidents of English Families. 



Sir John Child of Sural, E, L ; Sir Josiah Child and 
Sir Francis Child of London^ Eng. 

These three men were, perhaps, the most noteworthy and 
distinguished individuals of any bearing the name of Child. 
They all raised themselves to eminence, occupied prominent 
positions, both in public and private life, and became the 
founders of opulent families in the last half of the seventeenth 
century. The first as a civic and military ruler, the second as 
a merchant, political economist and philanthropist, and the lat- 
ter as a banker, goldsmith and sociologist 

They were descendants of a family whose chief was among 
the first to adopt a surname, and probably assumed his Saxon 
title (Childe) as such, towards the end of the Saxon domination 
in England. Following the usage of the higher classes, after 
the Norman-French conquest, members of the family took the 
Latinized French form of the name (L'Enfant) for some gener- 
ations.' Several individuals of the name were concerned in 
Henry Second's conquest of Ireland and its subsequent govern- 
ment in the twelfth century ;" and others seated themselves at 
Shrewsbury, Salop county, and Pool-Court, Pennock and North- 
wick, in the county of Worcester.' Baldwin Childe and Robert 
L'Enfant are mentioned in the Cartulary of St Nicholas, Es- 
sex, and the latter was Provost of Shrewsbury in Henry Third's 
time, and signed Robert L'Enfant as a witness, and Le Childe 
to other documents.* Richard Le Child was lord of the manor 
of Northwick in 1320, and was succeeded by his two sons — 
WiUiam Le Childe m 1350, and Thomas Le Childe in 1353, 
and by his grandson, Thomas Le Childe, who was escheater for 
the county in 1428. The latter was the progenitor of William 

* Bourne's London Merchants. * Lodge's Peerage of Ireland. 

' Fuller. * Collectanea Genealogica. 



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Childo of Northwiclv, Edmund Childe of the same, and Wra, 
Child high sheriff of Worcestershire, in 1586. and Willis 
Child of Pensax, high sheriff in 15!i)y, iind William, loit 
of the manor of Northwiek, in IfiM. The sons of the lati 
ter, Thomjus of Northwiek, William and John Child, one oi 
more of whom, probably the two younger, migrated to thij 
neighborhood of London previous to Charles First's timeJ 
They intermamed with the Wheeler family, originally of Wilt- 
shire, but goldsmiths of '' The Mar^^gold," Temple Bar, Fleet 
street, London, in James First s time. A son, Richard Childe, 
the father of Sir John and Sir Josiah Child of this aitiele, be- 
came a merchant of London, trading with the West Indies aiid^y 
the American colonies, and high sheriff of Bedfordshii*e at thj^| 
commencement of the long Parliament in lit»40.* He was the 
great grandson of the second high sheriff of Queen Bess' time, 

There is some diversity in statements regarding the paren 
age of Sir John Chi hi. Both Collins' and Betham' state that h 
was a son of John of London, gentleman, by Fi-ances, danghte 
of Francis Goodyear of Hereford, Macau lay/ Bourne, and late: 
writers say he was a brother of Sir Josiah, whose father w 
Eiehard, and as they quote from his contemporaries, Wliite; 
Carey, Pierce, Butler, Hamilton, Papillion, and the records of 
the House of Commons, they are most likely to be right, 
Palfi-ey'** speaks of '' that astute London merchant, Sir Josia] 
Child," as the brother of the '' factious Dr. Child, whose experi- 
ence in Massachusetts was not likely to have made his brother 
friendly to that colony/' If they bore this ^relationship, the 
subject of this article must have been the Maj, John Child who, 
defended his brother (the Doctor) so ably in the " Jonah casi 
up in London," 1647, and who subsequently sought a moi 
independent field of action in the infant English colony of th« 
east Dn Robert Child was a distinguished graduate of Ben- 
net s College, of the University of Cambridge, and of the m" 
renowned medical sch<x>l of the world, that of Padua, Italyj 
from which he received his medical diploma/" He came 
Boston by the advice of such men m Emanuel Downing, Joh 
Winthrop, Jn and Hugh Peters, with other capitalists, to assi 

* Boanie*s Celebrated Loudon Merchants, " Ibid, 
' Wotten*8 Ed. British Baronetage, Loudon, 1741 ' KngH^h FamiJie9. 

• History of England. '* His. New Eng. " Wiuthrop's His. New Eng] 



SKETCHES AND INCIDENTS OF ENGLISH FAMILIES. 33 

in developing the mineral wealth of the new country. He in- 
vestigated, at that early day, the deposit of black lead in Wor- 
cester county, Mass., and of iron at Braintree and Saugus, Mass., 
and was one of the original proprietors of the iron works at the 
latter places, the first established in America. 

He purchased of Sir Eichard Vines, in 1645, the site of Bid- 
deford. Me., and was invested with the Patent, "livery and 
seisin " of the same, which William Phillips of Boston subse- 
quently acquired.*' That same year the notable Eev. Hugh 
Peters wrote Gov. John Winthrop : " Dr. Child is come ; that 
honest man, who will be of exceeding great use, if the country 
know how to improve him ; indeed he is very, very useful. I 
pray let us not play tricks with such men by our jealousyes." " 
How necessary, but disregarded, this admonition was, subse- 
quent events proved. Having enlarged views, he held that the 
Charter guaranteed political and religious liberties, that were 
arbitrarily abridged by the Puritan rulers. His claiming the 
right of petition, and resorting to it for redress, so roused the 
ire, hatred and fear of the colonial magistrates, that they not 
only traduced, amerced, imprisoned and expelled him from the 
country, but invoked the vengeance of God upon his head, and 
did not hesitate to ascribe the accidental stumble and injury of 
a messenger carrying his petition, the burning of a house, and 
the natural phenomenon of a storm at sea, to his special infter- 
vention." John Cotton, in his sermon, compared his petition 
to a Jonah, and precatorily exhorted passengers by sea, in case 
they perceived God's special anger rising, to search for the hid- 
den petition, appease Him and exorcise their ship by giving it 
to the clamorous waves." '* This they afterwards alleged they 
piously affected, and " God stilled the troubled waters." They 
and the All-Seeing were imposed upon, however, by a counter- 
feit The bona fide Jonah (petition) arrived with them safely 
in London. These incidents suggested the title to Major John 
Child's disquisition, " New England's Jonah cast up at Lon- 
don." 

Gov. Winthrop says Dr. Child's " hopes and endeavors had 
been blasted by the special providence of the Lord."'" He 
remained in England, but retained the friendship and became 

" Mass. His. Collections. ^' Ihid, " Strong. 

" Mass. His. CoUections. " His. New Eng. 



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SKETCHES AND INCIDENTS OF ENGLISH FAmLIES, 



a valued correspondent of John Wiiithrop, Jr.. imparting 
him the developmeats made in the world of science, lo whictf 
he henceforth devoted himself The names of these two indi* 
vidiials seldom appear in the annals of New England after this^ 
but that of their younger bmtlier, Josiah, is often referred to. 
Little else is known of Maj. John Child, except that he had 
command of a regiment in Kent/* until he went to India, in 
1658, and was subsequently made Governor of Bombay and 
Calcutta, and commander of all the lan<l and naval forces of i 
England in the East. The title of *' His Exeelleney *' was cq^H 
ferred upon him by Parliament in 1^82,"' and King Jame«i I^^ 
made him a baronet as '' Sir John Child of Snrat/' in 168-L 
He was a powerful coadjutor of his brother^ Sir Josiah, execut- 
ing his imperious instructions witli a swift, sure hand, 
enemies asserteil that he wtUi grasping and violent^ rulinar ar 
trarily, and that he assumed sovereign jx)wers, declaring 
and governing by manial law u}>on his own resj>onsibility. 
This his friends justified upoti the ground that it requii 
twelve months to transmit instruction from the home govei 
mentf and while suiTounded by powerful and warlike enemies, 
there were times when there was not a government armed ves- 
sel within ten tiiousand milea'" He was much blamed as all 
English Colonial GLivernors have ever been since, under similar 
cin?amstances. for becoming at war with the Gi*eat Mogul, King 
Aurengzebe, but history has shown that it was made necessa: 
by the machinations of liis political enemies. All recrimi 
tions were ended by his death, in 1691, just after he had sign 
a protocol of peace," Later writers say ^' he had tliereputati« 
of being a person of sobriety, wisdom, trutli, and courage, 
teemed and beloved by all the people of all the tiations of 
East"^*" He had two sisters married to members of the Ei 
Indian Company at Bombay/' He married Mary, daughter 
Jolin Shiu'kston, cleputy governor, antl had issue^ — JL>hn w 
died in 1718, aiul Sir Ciesar, who marrierl Hester, daughter 
John Yance of Loudon, goldsmith, by whom he had Sir Caisi 
the father of Sir Caesar, with whom the baronetcy 
extinct, in 1753.'' 

*' Winthrop*a Letters. *' Wintkrop. *' Macaulay. * Pierce ButU^ 

'* Mfteaulay. ** Ibid, » Bourne's Grout London Merchantj 

•• Burke's Irish Peers. '' Jbid, 



SKETCHES AND INCIDENTS OF ENGLISH FAMILIES. 35 

Sir Josiah Child, bom in 1630, younger brother of Governor 
John Child, and son of the London merchant, Richard Child, 
succeeded to his father's business. He became the first royal 
contractor for supplying the naval docks at Portsmouth, Eng- 
land, with ship timber from the coasts of North America. 
British archives show that government furnished his ships with 
convoys through the pirate-infested English Channel, and that 
they awarded him, in 1665, £25 and £33 each for masts, twenty 
and twenty-five inches in diameter." He also engaged in brew- 
ing, and at the death of Timothy Alsop, he succeeded him as 
brewer to the King. In 1666 Charles IL recommended him to 
the "Honorable Company of London Brewers," as "having done 
faithful service in supplying the royal household and navy 
with beer."" But his greatest achievement was in the East. 
The wealth and importance of the Jndies were concressive 
and concurrent with his own. Thornbury styles him the 
"eminent political economist, president and formulator of 
the first East India Company."" The two cities which he 
practically founded, Calcutta and Bombay, aggregate more in- 
habitants to-day than the prefounded cities of New York and 
Boston. "Sir GTeorge Gough attributes his wealth and eleva- 
tion to having had while young the advice of the great Sir 
Josiah Child."" But his sound judgment, liberal views, com- 
mercial enterprise and personal patronage were not unrecog- 
nized in the Western Hemisphere. William Vaughn, a wealthy 
merchant of Portsmouth, N. H., when unjustly imprisoned by 
Governor Cranfield, in writing his friend, William Weare, who 
had escaped to London says : "I send you a letter to my 
master. Sir Josiah Child ; wait on him while he reads it, and 
attend to his directions, if God moves his heart to do aught for 
us."" 

Palfrey says : "Sir Josiah w^ not an acknowledged noncon- 
formist, but had always upheld religious liberty, and was a 
judicious counselor for the colonies;" that "he was one of 
that class of active and important traders whose stubborn char- 
acter and whose heavy purse had for fifty years prolonged^ the 
doubtful conflict,"" meaning that waged between the colony 

'•Green's Callender State Papers. '"Bourne. 

'^Old London and New. "Wotten's English Baronets. 

^Bouton's Provincial Papers of N. H. "History New England. 



SKETCHES ASm »CIDEKT3 OF ENGLISH FAHILIES. 



and the home government. He questioned the expediency 
enacting the Navigation Act> which required all British colonii^ 
to confine their commerce to the ships and ports of the moth< 
country, and which proved so obnoxious lo the colonies ;** bx 
doubted whether the inconvenience it bi-oughi with it be n^ 
greater than the convenience T" but he upheld its principle 
and urged that a '^country was better off without, than with, a 
colony competing with home interests."'* In his **New Deij^H 
cource on Trade" he compai^ed the colonies of the Round Hea<S^ 
in New England with those of the Cavaliers in Virginia and 
Antigua, and showed the superiority of the first, and warn€ 
his countrymen *'that New England was the most prejudicia 
plantation to the kingdom, for the reason of its competition in 
articles produced in England, its capacity for building shij 
and rafeing seamen, and coiLsequent growing naval strengt 
and Ijecause of it« compamtive freedom from negix> slavery. 

Sir Josiah was the first to i>erceive and warn his governmen 
of the correlation between the stubb<'>rn bigotry, self-will ac 
obstinacy of the Puritan character and the event that climax€ 
at Bunker Hill a centurv afterwards, in religious, eomme 
and politicAl independence. Sir Josiah 's national sympathid 
were always with the New England colonies and unaffected 1 
the narrow bigotry and petty tyrannies of their rulers ; but 
large gra.sp of commercial |x>lity made him cosmopolitan, ai 
when the colonies differentiated their interests from those 
the mother country his pati-iotism led him to uphold the latt 
Thornbur}^*' states that Sir Josiah was once a partner — at! 
others, that he was a brother — of Sir Francis Child, founds 
of the banking firm of Child & Co., but T. G. R Price/' 
present member of that firm, who has access to their earl 
books, says that both these statements are incorrect, but th^ 
he was closely related to him through his father, and ala 
through the WheelerSw He was born May 7, 1630,'* andmus 
with all his other enterprises, have l>ecome interested in orient 
trade early in life. Tyndal says that *'He applied hit 
chiefly to the East India trade, which, by his management w^ 

" Palfrey's Hist. New Engljmd. " New Discourse ou Trade. 

»♦ md. • Ibid, *• Old London «nd New. 

^ I^ndon and Middlesex Archji*. Soo, 1875. 
* Morant's Hist, and Anti»|uity of Essex, 



SKETCHES AXD INCIDENTS OF ENGLISH FAMILIES. 37 

raised so high that it drew much envy and jealousy upon him- 
self and the company." The shares in the East India Company 
advanced during his presidency from £70 in 1664, to £370 in 
1691. Macaulay'* says : "There was one great man pointed out 
on the Royal Exchange, as having by judicious or lucky pur- 
chases of stock, created in no long time, an estate of twenty 
thousand a year. This commercial grandee, who in wealth and 
in the influence that attend wealth, vied with the greatest 
nobles of his time, was Sir Josiah Child." He was by far 
the richest member of the East India Company, with one-third 
of its stock on his own hands and that of his dependents." 
Bourne" says : "From the time of Charles Second's accession Sir 
Josiah became a favorite at Court, doing his share of money 
lending to the spendthrift king, and gaining esteem by the 
honest deporment, which even the most dishonest well knew 
how to appreciate." Macaulay devotes many pages to him in 
his History of England, Vol. IV., pp. 108 to 119, describing 
his immense wealth, superior talent, great force of character and 
potency in controlling not only his associates, but " opposing 
majorities in Parliament, kings, queens, and the powers of the 
East.'* Sir Josiah had always been a whig, and won the special- 
hatred of the Duke of York by his tolerant spirit and bold de- 
fence of schismatics : but on the dissolution of the Oxford Par- 
liament he separated from his old friends and formed a close 
alliance with the tories. "When the Court was all powerful 
in the state, he became all powerful at the Court" 

He distributed his wealth with a judicious prodigality. 
Charles IL accepted a present of 10,000 guineas and his brother, 
the Duke of York, a like sum of 10,000 guineas, and readily 
became a stockholder in his company. "All who could help 
or hurt at Court, ministers, mistresses, priests, were kept in 
good humor by presents of shawls and silks, bird's nests and 
attar of roses, purses of diamonds and bags of guineas."" 
Very soon, however, all was changed, the revolution of '88 
brought in a whig government ; the connections that had been 
his boasts were now its weakness. The king was in exile, the 
judge who had decreed his doings legitimate was a prisoner, the 
great whig merchants whom he had expelled from the direction 

*• History of England. **» Peirce Butler's Tale, 1680. 

** Celebrated London Merchants. ** Macaulay*s Hist, of Eng. 



Vi 



^«rraw» a^p i^oukjtb or 



%HLJS^ rXXSUUBL 



4i^witeMt€CTw yM dyi.iiiitfntwffl 

fi ^^^fgn widb Wittmi sod Ibrr, awl \as eoemies reporfed 
iImi be g»re tW kidets oi P«rfinms lOO.UOv posnils ssatisg 
to fMrre iM ikm itfMuJ of the Aasyen of his a»p«i j. These 
pr4ftiri»] ^jf/fjcttiiila MCQiecl bolii UiiMelf sod bis brother* Sir 

^remor of tba Etft Indies, of tbe most Mgfatfal ai 
iir p, uxufpAtiofUi uid pondervKiB briberies in the adminisLmtit 
of ibe OQinpftajr'i diSahiL Scores of TolmBes of ^leeebes, let- 
%t^n and mmy^ opon tbe exciting subject were printed and 
ffsmL During all tbbi the most exalt€d faLmilies in tbe reahn 
w«r^ net-king atlianiia with his, iintl William IIL conferred a 
barcmetey on bij fion Joaiah/* His powerful enemies went 
* * demand bin diamiflfial forever from tbe direction 

]pany> and reported that the Great Mogul ha«l made a 
Iik«; ilrgradation of bi« brother, Sir John, a condition of peace 
Bill ^wffam imy action wai^ taken death relieved the latter^ tear- 
ing Sir Josiah Uy climTj )^uece,*^i?full\^ the excelsior hei^'hlii o;* 
bin ambition alone. 

lie iieeiuH to havt' Ix-en the best Ir.ued man of bis da^ 
But after the political animosities of the day had been ass 
by time, unci nil jculousj and envy put to rest by his deal 
numt nnthoriticH ngrutj in characterizing him as a man of 
prcibity and crdiglikvnctl vIowh. Maeaulay*' says that his si 
mm in a<!<'iniiulating great wealth and in forwarding the in 
<^i4lM nf the ron\jmny of which he was the liead, madebimsome- 
whnt Imiiglity and imperious, and gave color to some of the 
t^nviiMiH I'hiirgus hmnght ji^^ainnt him by his enemies; but tliat 
Itll conemled '^liat with all his love of money making his main 
nhjiM't wiw to cHlahliBh the sovereignty of England in the East; 
and tu him» more than any other man is this due."*' Even at 
that »uu'ly day he was assiduous in urging the Japanese ambas- 
wnltii'?*, tht^n in Ijondon, n> open the trade of their count r 
Kngland. l^yndal says that **he had a etmipass of knowj ,^ 
and apjuvhension unusual to men of bis profession.** His 
♦*( Observations Concerning Trade and Interest on Mo 
written at his ei>untry st^it, Wanstead, during a leisure f . . 
uinnt him by tXw prevalence of the great plague of 1665, con- 
tain itlivis far in ad^inco of his day and generation^ At that 
^ Bultw*» TVil*. ** Burk*?, ** Uktorj of Ri^luid. - JM 



SKETCHES AND INCIDENTS OF THE ENGLISH FAMILIES. 39 

time the commerce of England was in the hands of the opulent 
Netherlanders. He gave fifteen reasons why his countrymen 
should imitate their policy, the soundness of which the course 
of trade since has proven. Only the most advanced commer- 
cial nations have yet arrived at the truth of the ideas he evolved 
on the use and interest of money. He wrote an Essay on the 
best practical methods of elevating the lower classes of London, 
and did much personally to ameliorate their condition. He 
was a patron and large benefactor of Christ Hospital The ad- 
vanced thoughts which he put forth were combatted by the 
conservatives of the day, especially those on the science of 
money, in a paper war that continued long after his death. 

Evelyn's*^ assertion " that there were those who remembered 
him as a merchant's apprentice, sweeping out one of the count- 
ing-houses of the city," was probably true, but that implied no 
menial service, for in those days every young aspirant for com- 
mercial eminence, had to begin at the bottom round and mount 
the ladder through a regular apprenticeship, however well born. 
While looking after his royal contracts for shiptimber at Ports- 
mouth, England, in early life, he met with and married Anne 
Bout ** of that city, by whom he had two sons who died young, 
and one daughter who "nobly wedded." He manied second 
Mary Atwood of Hackney, by whom he had a son, baroneted 
as Sir Josiah Child by William III., 1692, who died without 
issue, in 1704, and two daughters, who also "nobly wedded." 
He took for his third wife Emma, daughter of Sir Henry Ber- 
nard, and had by her Bernard Child, who died in 1698, and 
Sir Eichard Child, made Baron of Newton and Viscount Cas- 
tlemaine in 1718, and Earl Tylney in 1782. Sir Eichard mar- 
ried Dorothy, daughter of John Glynne, and granddaughter of 
Francis Tylney of Eotherwick, and added Tj^lney to his name. 
He had Eichard, first Earl Tylney, and John, second Earl Tyl- 
ney, both of whom died childless, and a daughter Emma, who 
married Sir Eobert Long of Dracott, and had Sir James Tylney 
Long, who died without issue, and Catherine, who married 
"William the Worthless," Viscount Wellesley, fifth Earl of 
Morniugton, who assumed the name Tylney Long. His son, 
William Eichard Arthur Pole Tylney Long Wellesley, sixth 

*' Evelyn's Diary. *" Macaulay's Hist, and Antiq. of Essex. 



40 SKETCHKS AND IN't'IDENTH OF THE EKHLiSH FAM1LIE.S. 

Etirl of Wellsley* '*euded tliL' richest merchant family of thei 
seventeenth century.*'* 

The first Sir Josiah's third wife-, Enima^ survived her hus-I 
band twenty-six veal's, d> ing in 1725, " at which time she waaj 
j^o nearly allied to so nmny of the prime nobility, that eleven! 
dukes ami duchesses used to ask her blessing, and above fiftyj 
gj-eat families went into mourning for her/' *"' 

Soon afier his lirst marriage Sir Josiah purchased Wnnstead 
House, where eighty years before the Earl of Leicester enter] 
tained most devotedly his royal mistress, Queen Elizabeth.' 
Here the great mercli ant ''expended imniense sums in excavatitigj 
tish i>onds and in planting whole square miles of barren landl 
with walnut trees/* *^ He was made a baronet by Charles H] 
in 1678j and died at Wanstead, in 1GV*9. 

While Sir Jc^siah was ae<j^uiriug distinction in unfolding the] 
ntaxints and laying the foundations of modern coinmerHie, suc- 
cessfully contending with and controlling whig cabals and toryj 
cabinets, amassing wealth, with his hand on the rudder of hisi 
fortune ten thousand miles away, his cousin. Sir Fmncis Child J 
was gaining a like distinction by initiating, and opulenoy bjj 
practicing, the system of modern banking. 

Descending from the same ancient stock, his iminediate pro-J 
genitors seated themselves at Heddington, Wiltsliii-e, from] 
wljcnce Francis migrate*! to Tendon, in Charles Fi last's reign/ 
He was apprenticed to a goldsmith s firm whose business ha 
been (.»ouducted by his relative^ the Wheeler's, at the sign ofl 
*'Y" Marrigold, Temple Bar, No, 1 Fleet street/' from time! 
immemorial. Francis" says ''the books of Child k Ca go 
back lo 1620, a?id refer to previous documents/' He marriedj 
his cousin Elizabeth, only daughter and heii*ess of his uncle,J 
the second William Wheeler," of the firm of which he and hia 
descendants subsequently became the head. 

Previous to the introduction and manufacture of fictile warea^ 
in Europe, iu the eighteenth century, the lower classes 
wtwjden, the middle jiewter, and the higher classes and nobility 
used services of orotd and silver; articles of the latter for the, 



•• Bourne's Celohmted Londnn Merrhuiits, *^ Jbid, 

*' Morant*i> Hist, and Autiq. of Ei-scx, -'"^ Macaulay. 

" Price's London und MiddJeseat Arclui>ologicikl Society, 187, 

** History of Bank of England. ** Evelyn's Diary. 



SKETCHES AND IXCIDENTS OF THK EKt^LISH FAMILIES, 41 



toilet and table, costintr pounds wbere tlie saine in porcelain 
cost shilling now. This made the goldsmith's craft an import- 
ant and lucrative one. Formerly the nobility and wealthy 
classes kept their money and valoables in ^'cash boxes/* in 
their castles and domiciles, but as their wealth increased and 
their aimed retiii tiers decreased, this became unsafe. They 
then used the mint in the Tower of London as a safe deposit 
But Charleys L p<3rfidiously seized and coTifiscate<l all those de- 
posits. They thtm made the rich goldsmiths their custodians. 
This led tlie latter to keeping ** running cashes'' and to making 
interest bearing loans to tradespeople, and others, on pawns 
or pledges, thus adding incipient banking to their craft Child 
& Co. are inserted in the little London Directory for 1677, as 
** goldsmiths keeping running cashes." They were the first to 
sepamte the two callings. Francis*" states '' that the celeb- 
rity of the1ii"si banking-house belongs by common consent to 
Mr. Francis Child." There is an account on their ledgers 
opened in 1B69, before they divorced the two vocations, under 
the head of ^' Pawns/' changed a few years later to '*R" which 
has been bmuglit forward from ledger to ledger under this title 
as their colhiteral loan account, for two hundred and ten years. 
The record of this family of bankers is so interwoven, warp 
and wcK>f, with that of Temple Bar^ the Marygold and their 
environs, that any narrative of either, without frequent refer- 
ence to the others would be perfunctory indeed. Many of 
their eust<^>mers addressed their clieques to ^* Mr. Alderman 
Child and partnei', at y*^^ Marygold, next door t*^ Temple Bar;'' 
sometimes '^ next door to the Devil Taverne/' When the heads 
of the firm were lord mayors of London, the Earl of Oxford 
addressed his cheques ** To the Worshipful the Lord Mayor 
& Co., at Temple Bar."*' Like most of the distinctive appella- 
tions of the goldsmiths of London, the sign of the Marygold 
originated in that of a tavern. It was the usage for succeeding 
occupants to retain the sign, without reference to the vocation. 
** Messrs. Child s banking house was in King James First's 
reign, a public ordinary, the sign Ix^ing the Marygold." "' When 
it c^me into the occupation of the goldsmiths is not definitelv 
known, but probably about 1620, as the Ust mention of it as 
a public house was on St. Thomas' day, December 21, 1619^ 
** Ilbtory Hank mT Enu^UuMl. '• Price. "" Bettufoy'«i Tokens, 



42 SKETCHES AND IXCmENTS OF THE ENGLISH FAMILIES. 



wlien it wa5 presented to the ward-mote **for disturbiug its next 
iieigbbfjrri late in tbe nights, from time to time, by ill disor- 
dei-s.*' *" The goldsmiths held it on a ground rent Sir Fran* 
cis Child put the present front to the Marygold in 1666, the 
year of the great fire of London, although the conflagration did 
not reach it An old document, still extant, shows that Sir 
Francis renewed his leixse of the Marygold from the *' Feast 
of St Michael the archangel, 1707, and the Sugar Loaf and 
Green Lettuce^' 1714, at a yearly rental of £60 for sixty-on^ 
years.*' The Sugar Loaf was an old London tavern, directly 
in the rear of the Marygold. Sir Francis repaired it in 1707 and 
added it to his banking premises. He subsequently pmx^hased I 
for £2,800 the famous tavern popularly called the *^ Old Devil ^' 
from its sign. ^'St Dunstan pulling the Devil's nose^** which 
adjoined, aud erected a bhxjk of houses now known as *' Child's 
Place/"" The ''Old DeviF' was the favorite resort of Ben Jonaon, 
where he lorded it over his confreres that were "sealed of the 
tribe of Ben." Here he sometimes met Shakespeare. He wrote 
** Drink tx> me with thine eyes," &a, at this famous resort*^ 
Child & Co. have with characteristic conservativeness preserved ' 
many very interesting relics of these three historical houses, i 
They have the original sign of the Marygold and Sun, made) 
of oak, stained gi^een, with gilt border, with the motto ^^Ainsi ^ 
mon mne^'^ now put up over the door between the front and 
back olhce, and retain it on the water-raark of their cheques, &a J 
The old passageways of the Sugar Loaf^ with their woo<len 
hat pegs, tlie old dining rooms, kitcheus and larders, with their 
wooden meat hooks, are preserved as they were two and thi 
centuries ago. In one of the rooms over tlie old kitchen mai 
be seen the bust of Apollo, and the tablet on which the line 
of welcome to the Apollo Room, by Ben Jonson, are eugravi 
in gold letters."* Those were on the chimney piece of the great 
room. When Sir Cliristopher Wren rebuilt Temple Bar, 
1 666, Child & Co. rented the chambers over the arcade adjoinl 
ing their premises, of the city of London, at a yearly rental of 
£20, wliich they used as a soi't of muniment room for the sa£q 
keeping of their old pajiers and hooks of accounts, until th^ 
excavations for the foundations of the new Inner Courts 
Law, in 1875, caused Temple Bar to settle so much that, 
*« Ik'ivufoy, *" Price. "* Sec Tatler, No. 79, 



SKETCHES AND INCIDENTS OF THE ENGLISH FAMILIES. 4S 



1877, the city gave them notice to vacate on ''next midsum- 
mer s day ;" what a notice to give and receive ; a notice to quit 
forever premises filled with the familiar associations and the 
daily records of one's ancestors for centiiines ! The wideiiing of 
Fleet street demanded for public convenience the demolition of 
the time-honored banking house, and the erection of another, 
one door east covering the site of Child's place, anciently that 
of the *' Old Devil/' to which the firm moved on next bank 
holiday, April 15, 1879." They are still on ancestral ground 
Among the many interesting pre-Elizabetlian relics found in 
excavating the foundations of Sugar Loaf and the Old Devil 
taverns, iti 1878, the most curious is an ancient llagon, filled 
with a ruby wine, intact, the glass of which has been oxidized 
into iridescent colors by contact with the earth for centuries. 

During a larger part of their tenancy the heads or quarters 
of those who suffered for political offences were exposed 
upon Temple Bar, directly op[>osite the wimlows of the bank. 
It sometimes hapjiened that the bankers were obliged to look 
daily upon the ghastly features of a former friend and client for 
long years after the jirocurator of the crown liad covered in to the 
public treasury the forfeited balances of their accounts. Dick- 
ens*' characteristically described Child & Co. under the pseu- 
donym of Tellson k Co., as they were in the days of the French 
revolution. Up to that time crimes against property^ theft, 
forgery, false coining, the unauthorized opening of a letter^ 
were punished by death. He says **that their bank liad taken 
so many lives in its day, that if the heads laid low by it had 
been ranged on Temple Bar, they would probably liave ex- 
cluded what little light the ground floor had in a rather signifi- 
cant manner." He hardly exaggenitcs when he says : *'The 
house was foundcii a hundred and fifty years previously/* or 
caricatures in saying, " their bank by Temple Bar was an old- 
fashioned place, even in the year one thousand seven hundred 
and eigjity. It was very small, very dark, very ugly, vx*ry in- 
commodious. It was an old-&ishioned place, moreover in the 
moral attribute that the j^artncrs in the house were proud of 
smallness, proud of its darkness, proud of its ugliiiess, proud 
of its incommodiousness. They were even boastful of its emi- 



•» Lond&n TimeM^ Febrnary 22, 1877. 
' London Telegraph, January 28» 1870. 



•* Tales of Two Cities, 



44 SKETCHES AND INCIDENTS OF THE ENGLISH FAMILIES, 



nence iti those partiouUu^t ^^^^ were iired by an express con- 
victioii that if it were less objectionable, it would be less re- ' 
spectabla This was no passive belief, bnt an active weapon 
which they flashed at more convenient places of business. 
Tellson's (they said) wanted no ell>ow-rooni, Tellson's w^anted ' 
no light, Tellson's wanted no embellisliment.. Noakes and Co/s j 
might, or Snooks Bros, might; bnt Tellson's, thank Heaven !— ' 

^* Any one of these partners wonld have (hsinherited his son 
on the question of rebuilding Tellson's. In this respect the! 
house was much on a par w^ith the Country ; which did very 
oft*^ii disinhent its sons for suggesting improvements in laws 
and customs that had long been highly objectionable, but were 
only the more respe^'tahle. 

" Thus it had come to pass^ that Tellson's was the triumphant] 
perfection of inconvenience. After bursting open a door of J 
idiotic obstinacy wuth a weak rattle in its throaty you fell into 
Tellson s down two steps, and came to your senses in a miser- 
able little shop^ with two little counters, where the oldest of 
men made your check shake as if the wnrid rustled it, while 
they examined the signature by the dingiest of windows, which 
were always under a shower-bath of mud from Fleet street, 
and which were made the dingier by their own iron bars proper^ j 
and the he^^ivy shadow of Temple Ban If your business neces*| 
sitated your seeing 'the Ilouse/ you were put into a specieal 
of Condemned Hold at the back, where you meditated on 
missj>ent life, uiitil the House came with its hands in its pock- 
ets, and you could hardly blirdc at it in the disnud twilight.] 
Your money came out of, or went iiitu, wormy old wooder 
drawers, particles of which flew up your nose and down your ' 
throat when they were opened and shut Y*>ur bank note^ 
had a musty odor, as if they w^ere fast decomposing into rags 
again* Your plate was stowed away among the neigh borinc 
cesspools, and evil communications corrupted its gootl polisF 
in a day or two. Your deeds got into extemjK)rixed strong 
rooms made of kitchens and sctdleries, and fretted all the fat 
out of their parchments into the banking house air. Your^^J 
lighter boxes of family papei's went up stairs into a Barm^idtii^l 
nH)m, that always had a great dining table in it and never had^ 
a dinner, and %vhere, even in the year one thousand seven hun- 
dred and eighty, the first letters written to you by your old 



* SKETCHES AND INCIDENTS OF THE ENGLISH FAMILIES. 45 

love, or by your little children, were but newly released from 
the horror of being ogled through the windows, by the heads 
exposed on Temple Bar with an insensate brutality and ferocity 
worthy of Abyssinia or Ashantee. 

"Cramped in all kinds of dim cupboards and hatches at 
Tellson's, the oldest -of men carried on the business gravely. 
When they took a young man into Tellson's London House 
they hid him somewhere till he was old. They kept him in a 
dark place, like a cheese, until he had the full Tellson flavor 
and blue-mould upon him. Then only was he permitted to 
be seen, spectacularly poring over large books, and casting his 
breeches and gaiters into the general weight of the establish- 
ment" 

Child & Co. had a branch house in Paris, with the accounts 
of the noblesse which were transferred to London during the 
revolution, together with their valuables, to be used to eke out 
a miserable existence, or to to be settled smis compte rendu par 
Les Etats executifs^ the guillotine. 

The Marygold became the headquarters of the Emegrh during 
the reign of terror, and its secret couriers were constantly pass- 
ing between the two cities. So great was the crowd anxious to 
get the latest news from Paris, that bulletins were posted in its 
windows giving the names of the daily victims of the guillo- 
tine. 

The banking firm retain many old time usages, probably in- 
herited from their ancestors, the goldsmiths. They call their 
front office " the shop," and that in the rear, where the ledgers 
are kept, " the counting house," where they " cast up the shop " 
once a year. Use cheques written (never printed), on paper bear- 
ing their trade-mark, the Marygold, in its water mark. They 
adhere to the good old fashioned rule now too little practiced, 
of advancing their clerks by seniority and merit, and eventu- 
ally admitting them as partners. 

The firm has usually consisted of a head and five or six act- 
ive partners, restricted, as a rule, to one of a family at a time, 
but open to hereditary succession, other things being equal. A 
member of the Child family has always succeeded to the firet 
position, and the gaps made by time among other partners have 
been filled from the well seasoned stock of head clerks, selected 
in the sapling and cat-efully bred in the soil favorable to the 



46 SKETCHES AND INCIDENTS OF THE ENGLISH FAMILIES. 

best growth. This selection and survival of the fittest, together 
with inherited conservativeness, seems to have been favorable 
to longevity. Eight head partners of four generations, presided 
from ir)63 to 1867. The last was of the fou-th from the first 
Sir Francis Child, while he was of the sixth generation from 
his contemporary, VereFane, third Earl o"f Westmoreland, who 
opened an account with their bank in 1678. During these two 
centuries there were about fifty active partners, with an average 
tenure of about thirty years, and nearly as many more as clerks. 
There were three John Wormalds, father, son and grandson, 
partnei-s in the firm collectively eighty -nine ^''ears, and clerks 
ninety-four years. The last died in 1874, having been taken 
ill on the sixtieth anniversary^ of the day he began his appren- 
ticeship. Eiilph and George Addison averaged about the same 
time as partners, and Robert Dent was a partner forty- three 
3'ears. 

The exceptional prosperity and contiuuitj' of this banking 
firm is largely due to the wisdom and forethought with which 
the first Sir Francis Child laid its broad foundations. The con- 
sensus that he evolved and the remarkable clauses that he in- 
serted in his will, together with their innate conservativeness, 
have enabled his descendants to conduct a large and increasing 
, business successfully through the perturbations of two centuri^ 
and more. This is probabl}' an unique instance of a vocation 
having descended from one generation to the next, without a 
consanguinal break, in the ^^'^me building, for more than two 
hundred yeai-s ! 

" Within that time how many an empire hoar 
And young republic flushed with wealth and war 
Alike hath changed the ermine for the shroud." 

The first Sir Francis Child was a careful, shrewd man of 
affairs, conservative in many things, but the originator of many 
of the maxims and forms of modern banking. That he was a 
man of little political or religious bias, is shown by his popu- 
larity with men differing widely on these subjects. His old 
ledgers show that he had the accounts of Oliver Cromwell, 
Charles IL, his queen, his mother, his ministers, his mistresses, 
his natural sons, the Dukes of Richmond and Monmouth, his 
brother, James IL, William and Mary, and the leading men of 
their several reigns. The Middlesex and London Arcluoologi- 



SKETCHES AND INCIDKNTS OF THE ENGLISH FAMILIES. 47 

cal Society published a list, in 1875, of some scores of noblemen 
and leading men who opened iiecounts with his bank previous 
to 17nO, whose descendants are still keepirtg their bank aecouiits 
there. Among the many valuable autographs and relics pre- 
served in the bank is a cheque drawn by the Duke of Bolton 
to the order of, and endorsed by the notorious Titus Oats; one 

lior 

signed '' Ellen X Gwin/'a bond signed by four dukes and eai'ls 

mark 

agreeing to pay her indebtedness to the firoi, by overdrawing 
her account £0,000, after deducting her plate, 14,400 ounces 
turned in; Dn Hurreirs receipt ''in full for all remedies mid 
medicines delivered to Miss Ellen Gwin, deceased/' dated 1699, 
twelve years after her exit; a cheque for £200, payable *' upon 
producing and delivering to them, the Kings pardon to James 
Ho<:*per for high treason ;" an autograph note of the Duke of 
Leeds, dated 1H94, pmying '^lis very good friend, Sir Francis 
Child, goldsmith, neare Ternple Bar/' 'Ho subscribe foure thou- 
sand pounds for meeto the stock of the Bank of England," then 
forming; a school receipt dated ltJ85, for £2.18.5 tuition for 
his sons Robert and John at a private school, wiiich small sum 
includes their books, ''a Cato and Corderius, a Horace, a Livyi 
a Cornelius Nepos, and a French master;" another for £2.5.10 
for JohUj including the above and '^dinners for ten weeks less 
five holidays." His son James' bill for 1702, including '* books, 
light, fire, etna eh hire, pocket money, glove--^, mending clothes, 
cutting hair, tuition, pole money, and full board for six months" 
was £12.2.6; another, including all the above and ^*tlie board 
and expenses of a private tutor, writing, Frencli and dancing 
masters, powder, oyl and church dues/' £23.16,8, 

There is a spirited cancature by Hogarth, extant, of the Duch- 
ess of Marlbom* as she appeared at the bank, Temple Bar, fol- 
lowed by porters carrying the most remarkable articles of silver 
and gold plate which she had hastily collected, on hearing of a 
threatened run on Child's bank, to tide them over. During a 
panic in 1663, Pepys*' says: *'I cannot have my two hundred 
pieces of gold again for silver, all being bought up last night 
that were to be had, and sold for twenty-four and tw^enty-five 
shillings, so I must keep my silver by ma" Forgetting that 
similar acts had brought the ^*grey crowned head" of his father 

■• Pepys* Diary. 



SKETCHED XSl) INCIDENTS OF THB BXaLfSH FAMILIES 



to the block, Charles II. treacherously closed the exchequer in 
1672, entailing ruin* bankruptcy and want upon all classes^ es- 
pecially the goldsmiths^ who had large amounts deposited there, 
and among them Alderman Back well, of *' the Grasshopper/' 
Lombard street, to whom the Crown owed £296,OCiO. After 
great distress, tbe King issueil six per cenL annuity bonds to 
Backwell and others, but repudiated them before any interest 
was paid, and Backwell died in prison. After many years, 
William III. reinstated those debts which Charles* prodigality 
bad cauised, and this was the beginning of the present public 
debt of England. A late number of the British Review naively 
remarks, that "'Barbara Villiei-s was the foundation of this public 
debt/' 

After Alderman Backwells failure, his son married u daugh- 
ter of Sir Francis Child^ and became a partner in that bank, 
taking his books and valuable accounts with him, many ol 
whidi are still on their booka ** Sir Francis acted as messen- 
ger and banker of tbe lottery of Prince Rupert's jewels^ valued 
at £20,000, at which the King himself took part, counting out 
tbe tickets among the lords and ladies.'' *' There was much 
jealousy and rivalry between Child k Co. and the Bank of Eng- 
land. Previous to the establishment of the latter, the former 
had found it popular and lucrative to issue notes of circulation, 
which privilege the bank^s charter took fmm them, within sixly- 
tive miles of London. They then put their certificates of de- 
posit into circulation, which soon commanded a premium, while 
the notes of the bank were at a discount Stung by this, and 
to retaliate, the l>ank secretly Iwught up a large amount of their 
certificates, hoping to break Child & Co. by presenting them all 
at once* Hearing of this, the latter applied to their sui-e friend, 
the TJuehess of Marllioro', who loaneil them £700,000 in a 
single chef[ue on the Bank of England. Holding this until the 
ct*rtificates were presented, a preconcerted signal caused a clerk 
to draw the bills for it. and return with thera long before the 
cool headed banker had summed up the total of the certificates, 
when lie \mA them off with the bills. He was able to buy 
them the next day (to pay the Duchess back), at a large dis- 
count*" Some time after this, Sir Francis attempted to break 
the bank, by refusing publicly to receive its notes ; not succeed- 

*• Londoh Gaietk. Dec, 3. 1083. *' Francis' Hist, Bauk of England- 



.aPL£TOHSS ANIi INCn>BNT8 OF THE ENOLiBH FAMILIKf?. 

ing in this, he essayed to effect it by their own device, quietly 
collecting £100,000 of their billi= and demaiidinp: their redemp 
tion ; they tided over this by paying out only sixpences, mis- 
Gounting, and keeping their counlers thronged by their own 

^^prvants, who retiunied the silver privately to the bank after 

Nbaiiriiig it. 

Sir Francis was arraigned in parliament, of which he was 
then a member, for injuring the government and helping its 
enemies, by trying to break the Bank of England/' He uurried 
it off with a high hand, saying every *' tub must stand on its own 
bottom/' or fall. This rivalry and warfare was ke]:«t up for half 
a centuryi and long after the lii^st and second Sir Francis were 

I dead. In the year (1745) that the Stewarts made their last, 
most brilliant, aiid almost successful attempt to recover the 
crown of their ancestor, under the guidance of the youthful and 
comely Charles Edward, the notes of the Bank of England were 
at a fearful discounts **The directors, alarmed at the great de* 

I preciation of their paj^er, and attributing it to the high estima- 

I tion in which the house of Child & Co. still remained, attempt- 
ed, by very unfair arti flees, to ruin tlieir reputiitiou/* But like 
that of the Pretender, the assault ended in strengthening the 

' assailed. Smites'" says that when the Duke of Bridgewater be- 
came embarrassed in the construction of his great canal, in 1760, 
** taking the road to the city on horseback, attended only by his 
groom, to try what could be done with his London bankers, 
Child k Co., Temple Bar, then the principal banking house in 
the metropolis, as it is the oldest, and where most of the aristo- 
cratic families kept their accouots." He elTeeted a loan on hy- 
pothecating the revenues of the canal, that enabled him to com- 
plete it. 

The first Sir Francis Child was a man of great executive 
ability^ public spiritj and benevolence. Besides conducting his 
busiiiess through four rather panicy reigns, with much sngacity 
and success, discounting revohrtions, holding the '* sinews ' arid 
patronage of whig or tory alike, he held respectively the officer 
of alderman, high sheriff, colonel of the honorable artillery 
company," and lord mayor of London.'" He i*epresented the 
city in Queen Anne's first parliament,"" and was president and 
•• Fmneis* Hij<L. of Bank of Englttnd. " IhifJ, 

""* Lives of th»* Enpnoers- '^ Hii^hiiioro, "' I. B, Firih. 

^» Falkficr*s Uht, FtiJkner, &<•, 



SKEl'CHES A>'D INCIDEHTS OP TRE ENGLISH PAMILTEa 



a large benefactor of Christ's Hospital, rebiiikltng the ward over 
the east cloisters/' which bears a marble tablet inscribed '^Annc 
17^5. This ward was rebuilt at the sole charge of Sir Francii 
Child. Knt, soaie time lord mayor, aud now president of thi 
house.'* '* Fall length portraits of Sir Franris, and his son SB 
Francis, who was also president of the institution and lor 
mayor of London, adorn the centre of the great hall, opposil 
to the fine portrait of its founden Edward YL'* 

Sir Francis purchased the ningnilicent est^ite^ Osterly Hous 
in 1711, but died, two years later, without occupying it, in 
mansion which he built, called East End House. The ^'Beac 
ties of England and Wales" has a fine view of Osterl}^ Houa 
Sir Fmncis had ihi-ee brothers: Daniel, who lived wrth him, at 
Parson's Green ; Edward, who lived at Burghley, and John, 
I>evizes, and twelve sons arid three daughteiu Sir Robert, S| 
Fmncis and Sir Samuel succeeded their inlher puri-passu as he 
of the banking house. Stephen Child foundefl a separate banl 
ing house previous to 1718, under the name of Stephen Child 
Co.j which has been doing business ever since at the *'Crown|^ 
near Popes Head Alley, under varying titles, but as Willis, 
Percival & Co. for several genemtion8,and hfus had dealings at 
an open account with Child &: Co. for one hundred and sixty-si^ 
years, as shown by their books." John was a clerk in his fath 
ers bank, where the following undertaker's bill is still preserve 
'' For the burial of John Child of the Marvgold, Esq., in the 
vault of the Temple Church, February, 1702,'' total, £6.10.00 
of which the principal items are ^* for candles for the church, 
XCl2.r>;" '4or the six bearers in gowns, £2,0.0," George was 
in holy ordera; Thomas a merchant; James and William died 
early, and were buried in Falbani cluircliyard, with their fathc 
and sister Martha, who married A. Collins ; Jane died yoaiij 
and Elizabeth married Tyrringhani Backwell who became 
partner in Child's bank, as did his two sons, Barnaby and WilliaE 
what became of Leonard and the other two sons, is not knowj 

The eldest son, Robert, as has been said, succeeded his fath4 
as head of the firm ; he was also alderman, and colonel of the 
honorable artillery company, and was one of the four citizens 
m his accession, in 17 14-, in compliment 



igh 



George 



^* Trollop's Hist. Christ's HospiUl. 
'" Allen 'i< Hist, of London. 



^* Jhid, 
"Priee. 



SKETCHES ANH INCIDENTS OF THE ENOIJSH FAMILIES, 51 



to the city of London/* yet he paid, according to his cash book 
of 25th Septeuiber, **£86.11.6 for the honor of knighthood/' 
lie was the first of the family who resided at Osterly^ where he 
died without issue, in 1721, and where his portrait, by Miehael 
Dahl, can be seen. His next brother, Francis, alderman 1721, 
high sheriff 1722, lord nriayor and baronet 1732, president 
Christ Hospital, or "blue coat school*' 1727-1740; member of 
parliament (or the city, and director in the East India Company, 
lived at Osterly, to which he added Northall, in 1726, at a cost 
of £19,501, and died there, in 1740, Full length portraits of 
himself and his father, both in the robes of lorf maj^or, may be 
seen there.'* 

He was succeeded as liead of the bank and at Osterley by 
his younger brother, Sir Samuel Child, bamnet and member 
of parliament. He lived in Lincoln s Inn Field, and married 
Miss Agatha Rlgar, by w^hom he had two sons, Francis and 
Bobert,, and a daughter. There is a beautiful groop of these 
thiee children at Osterley, by Dandridge, and also of Sir Sam- 
uel and Lady Child, by L Vanderbank. Sir Samuel was sue- 
ceeded as head of the firm at his death, in l75*i, by his widow* 
Mrs. Agatha Child, until her decease in 1763, when lier eldest 
son, Fmncis, took her placa He, however, died the same year, 
leaving two of his partner's, Devon and Lovelace, £20,000 each, 
and .£20 each to their seven clerks for mourning. It is remark- 
able that, under the good old rule of the house, all these seven 
clerks became partners in the firm within the next twenty-seven 
yeais, the youngest reaching that goal in 1790. Francis Child 
iji-as a man of cultivated taste and refined discrimination. He 
expended large sums in rebuilding Osterley House in 1760,*" 
preserving the ancient ground plan generally, but covering the 
square court in front by a spacious portico, and changing Oster- 
ley chapel, where the beautiful Anne Waller was married to 
Sir Philip Harcourt, in 1601, into the present servants' hall." 
He purchased a fine painting, by Rubens, in Holland; which 
ornameDts the grand staircase; subject, "The Apotheosis of 
William I, Prince of Orange,'* 

Osterley Manor, according to Lyson, was a line old i>laee in 
Edward First's reign, in the thirteenth century. Having be- 



^* Allen's Hist, of Ijojidon. 
*• Lypon*s Environs of London. 



* Lyson. 
' Lyson. 



52 SKETCHES AND IKCIDENTS UF THE ExNGLISH FAMILIES- 



longed to the convents of Sheen and of Sion, it reverted toth 
Crowu on the suppression of the monasteries, and Wiis grant 
successively to the Marquis of Exeter and the Duke of Some 
set, and was forfeited by both oq their attainders," Coming int^» 
the possession of Sir Thomas Gresham, the founder of the Royi 
Exchange, he enclosed the park, rebuilt the Miuior House, an 
entertained Queen EHzabcth there in 1578 most sumptnousljj 
The Queen having remarked tliiit the great court *' would Ic 
handsomer if divided bj' a wall in tlte centre/' Sir Thomas, whe 
the Queen retired for the night, procured workmen from 
don and hail the wall built before she rose in the morning 
Eesult, a jmn, that it was '* no wonder that a man who coul 
build a 'Change could change a building^' '* Like iinto ** rain 
water sherry/' one wondei-s how such a weak pun could faai^H 
been preserved so long. ^^ 

Osterley House stands in the centre of a fine park of three 
hundretl and fifty acres. It is 140 by 117 feet ''The interic 
which is fitted up with great taste and magnificence, was 
ished by Robert Child, who succeeded to his brother Fmnc 
estates in 17*>3/'*'' The most remarkable of the rooms are 
noble gallery, 130 feet in height, (sic) containing a good coUe 
tioo of pictures by the old masters, and some valuable portrai! 
^^ The state bedroom, very magnificently furnished, and a dij 
ing r<:K>m hnng with beautiful tapestry, procured at a great 
pense from the Gobelins manufactory in 1775.""' *'The libr 
contains a large and most valuable collection of books, of which 
there is a printed catalogue, drawn up by Dn Morell, in 1771 

Robert Child succeeded his brother as head of the lirui, ai! 
amasse<l the largest private fortune of the eighteenth century. 
He sold his house in Lincoln's Inn Field, and purchased tlij 
of the Duke of Mauche^ter, in Berkley square, in 17*>7, 
£10,500. This is still the town re^iidence of the family. With 
all his magnificent expenditures, he was a close, penurious ma 
He once asked Sheridan^ who lived neighbor at Osterley, 
write him a sermon* He took for his text, '* A Rich Ma 
and described his neighbor's (the bankers) characteristic foil 
so accurately, that it was patent to every one whom the subj€ 
of the discourse was intended for. He married Sarah, daughter 



■* Lvsoti. 



" Wolton*s English Baronets, 
» Lvson. ^ Ibid. 



Ibid 



SKETCHES AND INClDENTt^ OF THE EXaLISH FAMILIES. 53 



of Gilbert and Mary (Craddock) lodrell, of Ankerwicke Pri- 
ory/' (This Priory, on the banks of the Tlmmes, wjis the 
refage of King John the night before he was compelled to sign 
Magna-Charta of Runoymede.) Their only child, Sarah Anne, 
eloped from her fathers house in Berkley square on the night 
of the 17th January, 17S2, with John Fane, tenth Earl of 
Westmoreland, eausing a great sensation at the time. Her 
father took post-chaiae and pressed the lovers so closely in 
Northamptonshire, '* that the Earl was obliged to stand up in his 
carriage and shoot the leading horse of the pursuers, capsizing 
the vehicle, thereby causing a delay that enabled the level's to 
reach Gretna Green and be married by the blacksmith before 
the father arrived."" The incensed father never forgave his 
daughter, but disinherited her and debarred her right of succes* 
sion to the firui, bequeathing that valuable rigfit and his im- 
mense estates to her eldest daughter. He died within the year, 
when his widow, Mrs. Sarah Child, succeeded him as head of 
the firm. She subsequently married Lord Ducie, who signed 
the balance sheet with her on the *^ casting up of the shop," in 
1791, and receipted for her at her death, in 171)3, from which 
time to the majority of her granddaughter, Tjady Sophia Child 
Fane, in 1806, the headship of the firm was held in abeyance 
for the first time. 

Lady Ducie was an accomplished artist, and many of her 
paintings are to be found at Osterley, where she continued to 
live. There are to 1>e seen there several paintings of her, and a 
joint one of her as Lady Ducie and her daughter, the Countess 
of Westmoi-eland ; and also several of Robert Cliild: one by 
Romney, which is considered his best work. He is commem- 
orated by a fine monument of white marble in the south chan- 
cel of Hesttin Church, near Osterley, designed by Adams, archi- 
tect 

The Earl of Westmoreland was of the fifth generation from 
Vere Fane 3d Earl, who opened an account with his contempo- 
rary, the first Sir Francis, in lt>78, which account he still kept 
open. He was dining with Hubert Child at the bank, Temple 
Bar, a few days before the elopement, when he asked the banker 
confidentially what ha would do ** if he was in love with a girl^ 

•* Lyson's Beau Lies of Buckinghamshire. 
'^London Gaiette, July, 17H2. 



54 SKETCHES AXD INCIDENTS OF THE ENGLISH FAMILIES. 



whose parents, he had good reason for believing, would nc 
consent to the marriage/' and was answered, '*run away witj 
befi of course/' the banker little thinking thai **the girl^ was 
his own daughter. She had one son, John, the eleventh Earlj 
who married Priseilla Ann Wellasley, neioe of the great Dul 
of Wellington, and sister of the fifth Earl of Mornington, wl 
married Catherine^ daughter of Sir James Tylney Long, ar 
great granddaughter of Sir Josiah Child/" and three daughter 
the second of whom married Earl Morey, and for her 
husband Sir Arthur Paget; and the third married the Ea« 
of Bessborough. The eldest daughter, Lad}^ Sophia Child Fane 
became the head of the firm of Child & Co. at her majoritj 
March, 4, 1806. When they ''cast up the shop," as they stU 
term it, the head of the firm visits their counting housei exac 
ines and signs the '^balance sheet/' concurrently with all tl 
partnem, and afterwards dines with them in the old Sugar ' 
dining room, up one flight of stairs, at the Marygold- 

Ori the occasion of Lady Sophias assuming her hereditary 
position at the head of the table and firrn^ a full-length }>ortrai« 
of her, by Sir Thomas Laurence, was placed over the Eliza- 
bethan chimney piece of the old dining roon), where it hassinee^ 
remained, and the old-time day of reckoning changed iron 
October 3d to March 4th, in honor of her birthday. This sli| 
of Gretna Green proved of thoroughbred tissue. She preside 
longest of any of her blocjd — sixty-one years. She became ; 
reigning beauty of the Court of George IV., ^'succeeded bj 
bequest t^^ the immense fortune of her grandfather, Rober 
Child, and married George Villiei's, fifth Earl of Jersey, who 
was twice lord chamberlain of George lY., and twice master o| 
horse to Victoria." He was enabled, by act of parliament, 
assume the additional arms and surname of Child, in 1815 
He dieil in 1859.'" Issue: George Augustus Frederick Child-= 
Villiers, sixth Earl of Jersey; Augustus John, who married 
daughter of Viscount Keith ; F. W. Chi Id- Villiei's, who marric 
a sister of the Earl of Athlone ; Francis and three daughters^! 
one of whom married Prince Esterhazy. George, sixth Earl^ 
iniirried a daughter of the late Sir Robert Peel, and predeceas 
his mother, who was succeeded as head of the firm, at her death 
in 1867, by his eldest son, Victor Albert George Villiers-ChildJ 
•* Burke's Peerage. •" Burke's Peerage. 



SKETCHES AND INCIDENTS OF THE ENGLISH FAMILIES. 56 

seventh Earl of Jersey, who married a daughter of Lord Leigh, 
of Stone Leigh, and has a son, Henry George Child-Villiers, 
bom 1873, who is heir-apparent to his father s position as head 
of the family and Child & Co.'s bank. The present Earl was 
bom in 1845, educated at Eton and Oxford ; is Baron Hoo and 
Viscount Grandison, Magistrate for Oxen, Lord of Middleton 
Park, Bicester, and Osterley Park, Hounslow, where he has 
countiy seats, and resides in Berkley square, city. He is a 
direct descendant of several noble families, who opened accounts 
with his great ancestor. Sir Erancis Child, previous to 1700, 
and of Edward Villiers, Governor of Ireland, father of the 
beautiful Barbara Villiers, mistress of Charles IL, Duchess of 
Cleveland, Countess of Castlemaine, who kept an account with 
Child & Co., and whose autograph cheque that firm still hold, 
beginning, '* Pray paye Fifty Ginneys to berer," dated 1689, 
and of the lineage of the Earls of Bridgewater, Derby, Cumber- 
land, descendants of the Duke of Suffold, who married Mary, 
sister of Henry VIIL, through whom he has the right to quar- 
ter the royal arms. 

If any apology is due for the prominence given to the com- 
mercial relations of the family herein imperfectly sketched, it 
may be found in the fact that it was eminently a commercial 
family ; that its members were potent factors in the establish- 
ment of an importixnt commercial colony, now grown to be a 
great political empire, with hundreds of millions of subjects, 
and the founders and are the managers of the first and now the 
oldest bank among English-speaking people ; that these rela- 
tions have been the prime source of wealth and eminence, and 
are so interwoven with its history that if less accentuated this 
article would have been more imperfect 

Note. — The writer of the above sketch is indebted for many 
of the incidents of the family and bank to an article thereon 
written by a present member of the firm of Child & Co., F. 
Hilton Price, and published in the proceedings of the London 
and Middlesex Archaeological Society, for 1875. 

Addison Child. 



56 SKETCHES AND INCIDENTS OF THE ENGLISH FAMILIE?^ 

Some fragmentary items of various persons of the name ; 
herewith given. One is a metrical account of an affaire de ceou 
published some years ago in England, which I found in %h 
** Book of Days." In the same book was found the item in re- 
gard to Lady Child These are of an amusing character. 

In 1750^ Charles Baldwin marrie<l a daughter of Sir William 
Lacon Childe, and assumed the name and arms of Childe. 
Their present representative is William Lacon Childe, of Shrc 
shire. Symonijs' Diary says that, ''Charles L encamped 
Childley, an ancient house near Oxford ; also at Childton, near 
Hungerford, in 1644, and in 1645 at ChildX Wiekham, Gloa'^ 
tersliire. fl 

John Child was in the secTOt service of Charles XL and 
James II., and was sent by the latter to St Christopher's as 
chaplain, in 1685. He may have been the son of Sir Fr 
Child of London, who died in 1703. 

BowLANB Davis speaks of William of Orange lodgin'g" 
Child's house at Cullen, near Tipperary, Ireland, in 1690, 

From the Book of Days we quote: ''Dr. Plott in his Na 
ural nistory of Shropshire, 1686, gives many instances of cen 
tenarians of his time/' After citing some of these, he says! 
*' This is much the same that Zuingerus reports of a nobh 
matron of the family of Dolburger, the archbishop of Ment 
who could thus speak to her daughter: 

**(l) Mater ait (2) natar. Die (3) nalur, Filia, (4) Haiam 
Ut move^, (5) natar ftangert [%)filiolamr 

That is, the ** Mother said \o her daughter, daughter, bii 
thy daughter tell her daughter that her daughter's daught 
cries!" He adduces as jiroof how far tliis case is from beii 
difficult of belief T that a Lady Child of Shropshire, being ma 
ried at twelve^ her fii^t child wa^i born before she was compleU 
thirteen : this being repeated in the second generation, Ladjj 
Child found herself a grandmother at haenty -seven. At 
same rate she miglit have been a beldam*^ at sixty six, and ha 
slie reached one hundred and twenty, as has been done bjj 
othei's, it was possible that nine generations might have 
isted together." It will be found that Lady Child of Shrop-' 
shire, is not the only matron in the Child family at tht* age o£^ 

** One who sees the sixth genemtion. 



SKETCHES AND INCIDENTS OF THE ENGLISH FAMILIES. 57 

twelve^ as feenjamin Child, son of the emigrant of that name, 
married Grace Morris when she was only twelve.* 

In this same Book of Days we find an extract from " The 
Berkshire Lady's Gariand:" *^ March 29th, 1679, is the date of 
a baronetcy conferred on a Berkshire gentleman, William Ken- 
rick of Whitley, which, however, expired with the second gen- 
eration, about the close of the century. The second baronet left 
his property to an only daughter, who is understood to have 
soon after disposed of herself in marriage, in a very extraordi- 
nary manner. Tradition and a contemporary broadside ballad 
concur in representing this young gentlewoman as paid court to 
by many, but refusing all, and keeping herself disengaged, until 
attending a wedding at Beading, she met a young and hand- 
some, bui poor, attorney, named Benjamin Child, with whom 
she fell violently in love on the spot For some days she rea- 
soned with herself on the subject, trying to shake herself free 
of this sudden passion, but all in vain. Then feeling that 
something must be done, but unable, from confusion of mind, 
to devise a proper course, she took the extraordinary course of 
sending the yonng man a letter, demanding satisfaction for in- 
juries she alleged he had inflicted on her, and appointing time 
and place for a hostile meeting. Mr. Child was much surprised, 
and quite at a loss to conceive who the challenger could be. 
By the advice of a friend, however, he resolved to attend. 
The meeting may be described in the words of the ballad : 

* Early on a summer*s morning, 
When bright Phoebus was adorning 
Every bower with his beams, 
The fair lady came, it seems. 

At the bottom of a mountain. 
Near a pleasant crystal fountain. 
There she left her gilded coach. 
While the grove she did approach. 

Covered with her mask and walking, 
There she met her lover, talking — 
With a friend that he had brought. 
So she asked him whom he sought." 

" 1 am challenged by a gallant 
Who resolves to try my talent, 
Who he is I cannot say. 
But I hope to show him play." 

"It is I that did invite you; 

. You shall wed me, or I'll fight you 

* An error, as later record proves. 
£ 



58 SKETCREA .IND INCIDElSrTS UF THE EXiiLLSH FAMILIES. 

Underneath these s|>rPK!iii|^ tre^s; 
Wherefore' finxjsc from whieh you pli*tt^. 

Vou shall Utitl I do not vapour j 
I tirtve j^ou;^hl ray trusty nipitn*; 
Therefore take your choice,'* said she: 
"Either ftghtj or marry aie!" 

Said he, '*Madam, pray what mean you? 
In my life Fve never seen you; 
Pray unnmsk, your visage shew 
Then Fil toll you aye or no." 

** I will jiot ray face uncover 
Till the raarriage ties are over; 
Therefore choose you which vou will, 
Wed me, sir, or try your skill. 

St^p within that pleasant bower 
AVith your friend one singles hour; 
Strive your tlumghLs la reconcile, 
And ril wander hert^ the while/' 

Whik» the beauteous lady w»ii ted. 
The young" b*whelor delmted 
What was hest for to he done, 
Quoth his friend, '*Th<* hazanl run. 

If my judg^jiieut can be truste<l» 
Wed'her tin^t, you eau*t be worsted; 
If she's rich, yonll rise to famt\ 
If fthe*s [loor, why you're the same." 

ne eoui^ented to be married ; 
All three in a coich were t»arried 
To a cbun-h wttlioul delay, 
Where he weds tlie lady gay. 

Thou^-h siweet pretty cupid? hov^^red 
Round lier eyes, her face was covered 
With a ma-k'»— he took her thut?, ' 
Jtisfc *' for better or for worse." 



Xow he clothed in rich attire, 
Not inferior to a I^t|uire; 
Beauty, honor, riches' sti>re, 
What can man desire more? 

The ballad goes on to state tliat the pair went in her coach 
the lady's elegant mausion, where leaving him iu a ))arlor, sh 
retired to di*ess herself in her finest attire, and by-and-l>y brob 
upon his vision, as a young nnrl hnmlsome woman, ami ]ii> ile 
voted wife. 

It appears that Mr. Child t*juk u position in society suiiabli 
to the fortune thus conferred njion bim, and was high sheriff ' 
the county, in ITH." 

** Entire ballad, with notes, in *' Ancient Ballflds and Songs of the Pe 
antry/* edited by Robert Bell, 1857, 



Of the Coat of Arms. 



That a Coat of Arms should be represented in the Geneal- 
ogy of a family long residing in a republic, may to some seem 
incongruous ; indeed we have in our intercourse with this wide- 
spread household, found those who have expressed more than 
indifEerence to this matter. Those who think highly of such 
memorials, will not need the following resume of the original 
use of such heraldic devices, but we believe we can make it 
apparent that if we are truly entitled to cherish these favors 
long ago conferred upon some unknown ancestor, we shall find 
all, eager for their preservation. I shall therefore make extracts 
from Burke, and DeBrete, (indisputable and well known au- 
thorities on such matters,) and from a very admirable little 
compilation, by Hugh Clarke, entitled ''Introduction to Her- 
aldiy:" 

" Heraldic devices, truly so called, make their first appear- 
ance in Europe in the middle of the twelfth century, and about 
one hundred years later we find Heraldry a science in high re- 
pute, without being able to trace its intermediate progress, or 
discover the names of those who first laid down its laws, or 
subsequently promulgated them. The earliest Heraldic docu- 
ment of which even a copy has come down to us is a Roll of 
Arms, that is, a catalogue of armorial bearings of the Kings of 
England, and the principal barons, knights, &c., in the reign of 
Henry Third, and from internal evidence, supposed to have 
been compiled between the years 1240 and 1245." In the 
reign of Henry Third armorial ensigns became hereditary, 
marks of cadency distinguishing various members of a family. 

The use of arms at that period was to distinguish persons and 
property, and record descent and alliance, and no modern in- 
vention has been found to supersede it Only the members of 
a particular family can lawfully bear certain armorial ensigns, 
and the various branches of that family have their separate 
differences to distinguish one from the other. 



9^J 



Of TBE COAT OF AAMa 



Tfce shield, or escutcheon, ({toeh the Latin word ^rutuffK a 
hide, of which shields are supposed to have been originally 
made,) represents the defensive implement of that name used 
in war, and on which armorial ensigns were originally borne. 
The ground, or surface, m called a fieid, and here are depicted 
the fibres which make up the coat of arm& The position of 
these ilifferent figures mark the distinct and different arms. 

CrefitM were anciently marks of great honor, because they 
were worn only bv hemei* * ^ valor iiud hi^L rank, that 

they might be the better A\- ed in an engagement; and 

thereby rally their men if dispersed. Crests appear on the hel- 
mets of knights a? early as the thirteenth century: and after the 
institution of tht? Order of the Garter, and in imitation of Ed- 
ward m., who was the first King of England that bore a crest on 
his helmet, all knights companions of the Oi'der began to wear 
cresta This practice soon became more general, until at length 
they were assumed at discretion^ by all who considered theoi*^ 
selves entitled to bear arma They are at present cousidered 
mere ornamenta The crest is the highest pjirt of the ornaments 
of a coat of arms^ and is placed upon a wreath, unless it is ifigu- 
ant from a coronet, or standing on a chapeau. In the middle 
ages, no man who was under the degree of knight ha*! his 
crest on a wreath, which is composed of two nills of silk twisted 
together, and of the color or metal of the arma 

Mottoes are not always hereditary, and have been changed, 
varied, and relinquished at the pleasure of the bearer. As 
many now in use have been originally war cries, and most are 
presumably aaso<:'iai^d with some deed of prowess or i^oble sis 
piration, it would seem desirable to retain those handed down, 

ArmB are divided into eleven classes: 1st Arms of Domin- 
ion, such as kings and emperors bear constantly on coins, stand* 
ards, seals, etc, 2d. Arms of Pretension, as the quartering of 
the arms of France with those of England, until 180L 3d- 
Arms of Community, as those of bishoprics, cities, universities, 
eta 4th. Arms of Assumption, formerly allowed when onej 
captured a prisoner of higher rank than himself, he took bisj 
arma 6tL Arms of Patronage, such as governors of provinc^js, ' 
patrons of benefices, add to their family arms. 6th, Arms of 1 
Succession, taken by those who inherit lands, manors, &a, hy\ 
will, entail, and donation, and which they add to their own. 



OF THE COAT OF ARM& 61 

7th. Arras of Alliance, as when heiresses many into families, 
are taken by their issue, to show their descent, paternal and 
maternal. 8th. Arms of Adoption, like arms of succession, 
called "of adoption" because the last of a family may, by will, 
adopt a stranger to possess his name, estate, and arms. 9th. 
Arms Paternal and Hereditary, such as are transmitted from 
the first possessor to his son, grandson, and succeeding genera- 
tions. 10th. Arm? of Concession, are augmentations granted 
by the sovereign, of part of his ensigns, or regalia, to such 
persons as he pleaseth to honor therewith. 11th. Canting or 
Allusive Arms, are coats of arms whose figures allude to the 
names, professions, &c., of the bearer, as three herrings for Her- 
ring, a caineL for Camel, three covered cups for Butler, a pine 
tree for Pine, etc. Such arms have been mistakenly supposed 
by some to be of an inferior order, whereas there can scarcely 
be greater proof of their antiquity, and highly honorable char- 
acter." 

There are other distinctive marks attached to arms to mark 
the different sons of a house, and descent therefrom ; the dupli- 
cation or combination of these distinguishing figures carries on 
the ratio and line of descent There are nine of these defining 
figures ; that of the eldest son is of this form / \ 

and is tenned a label ; the second is a cres- — — — ^ 

cent; \ / the third is called a mullet ; S^ the fourth a 

martlett (or small martin). v^j^^We give the marks of dis- 
tinction so far, for a reason apparent farther on. We 
think what we have quoted from these authorities will be a 
sufficieut explanation of the desire, if we may lawfully do so, 
t<> hold as a memento of past worth, a coat of arms. 

We have found in the American families, what may be called 
three coats of arms, or more strictly, two. One bears upon its 
field three doves, the motto being "' Imltari Qiiam Invidere.''^* 
The other has three eagles, in the same positions, with the same 
crest, and motto ; the third is a variation of the second, in hav- 
ing in its centre a small shield with a martlett, indicating 
the bearer to be the fourth son of the first house. Had 
the researches prosecuted years since through Mr. Horatio 
G. Somerby, and later by some members of the family, 

" Imitate rather than env). 



.- I' ■'•••••. I.- i ill r-.^-t:./-..:.. *;.•■ .::.'• :V..ru which the Aniericiin 
la!'::!;.- arr- .iv->:..;- ;. w^ ■ •',' \ .■-. ;:■:!•/-- know with measiir- 
;i!'l" ••er;i::.:v. . '.\\.'\ •". -\r- •..-->• •••.••:!'• L Failiij*r thi^^, we give 
r:.»' _:•••;:. -i- ;'• •:. v!. •!. v • -- -ir ir-ision. ;in.i preface, with 
::it* f:i.-* :h::- r;'-;- ':.- M..- :" ''..■- K'-v- 'luliMn, and later, a 
.!••:.:. <' •'• ;:!. ; ..:- -•••. :..: iv :" \:'\:' '■•i<n*'<< to furnish fanii- 
li'S V.:.. . .•»•-:•.*•[ •..-:... ■ *- : -.r:..-: ti.r-se wer»» not wholly 
j'-a^'-u". -::.-. a- :..•'. _• .•:•.;".'.'. : :.■••• -.".vav.-. iravi* those which 
wt'V'- :•• :•:..• -.y - •.•■ *:::.■. v :' • .. -.••::." ii tin.- in Great Britain. 
Later r- •-'•;.:•■'. ■.::- -.. -v : . c.- :' -'.—.• w.-rks tt» be spurious. 

'r[.''_:iv;:t Lii;:. iia: .- i* : ''.- ■...' :! :• -: 'iiis book.Mr. HeniT 
Cb.i'.l .•;■ \V...M^'. . \. (:.. ■ :■;• ■•. -; • vr-ars 17ol-2 a lar^^e ami 
i*«^iii:ii«'«.ii..];>: ':...••<:• :' •• ' ^ •' • . 'v. .•• i as :* ^'rMMl up<»n a prin- 
cipa! :ia»r'-:;j:. :':.:•.:;•. ! • '• • :*:••. i "• e t.»wn, he ojiened 
rl t'V«:\ a- I' ' . ;.-. ; ■;■ « • : v .> I: ii-i^n a transcript of a 
.■«\'!: ..• :i!--.-. :'■ ■< - r . • ' •. ' : - :•'.;'*:••!: ttiiouLrh it ceased 
•»> s\v • _: . :* --v. ::■■'■ -' :\ ■ ::.:•:• ::.: i.v years a.LW. bears 
:•.::. :-:a\a'''\ •:••;••. -..".• ••:•_•••.,!•. an n-lative tells us. 
•' ;■• •• • V.-.- a''.\.-.\^ . ■■ : '' :'••. .•'.•• ■ • •.: ■ •: arms, arul the tiir- 
inv< Wi-.\^ : .ta- * • • ; '. • - ii v. 1»:- Wi.lar-l CliiM (my un- 
v'.«' :'>'i"..l -.•:\«^ \.\ •■- - • . ■ •'." •". [ ..•♦:.>-t»»a*l, a torn f«»py 
!»:" a vi»;/ .'•' a"':.>. •' • \ * "_ .:• - ;vL'«' t*vi«lently «loves. 

Tni-*- .'<.;i; «• •'•." . • •••. ■ • ..- •• -.«''- :::-.i:.i:acturi'S. as they 
a!:ti'.hri' ••:- ••• • ": • - \V -" " •' :-'.- :* .-n iiive the cnat •»{ 
arrrs.'i' ;':• Iv ..•- . : " . " - ". • ' • "*./.' f-'inty <»f Kngland 
•uw::-' •■a- N. \ !'_'.• i ^•.."•- .:.\«- bot»n thoujiiht to 

ha\tM»: "l:" a*» i. " ..'• • ^ ! •. -. .; : '- :: M. 

lutlct*«i Ui' ".\. •• ■• . • - .' :. •. •••: anus in several 
faniilie- a".: "•a- \- . ^ * • - • :. • -.t/vS «»l Eilwiinl and 

Manran-! WrM C-' [ ,.■ . ■ ". --.v . •• -^-'a-^ alikt' in main 
ptM!ii>, but \\:t:» -v'- •« -■•^' : •..: ..••••.-. h\ the Watertown 
braiir'h, in liu' I'.iii'.'v .^** Iv •. •. v.". '. '.. .1:*.. ^'f Rutland, and 
Wi-st r>o\Ui.»v. Ma<-. !•• : iv.- -•.''•' !\:!i.-ii in the family 
of Ur. Tiuiotiw C'\''. I^ ..- • • .: V;:.. '.v • :' .•:.'* «'f the soutiiern 
braui'ho. 

Mr. Addis* Ml i''ir..i. w";.^ --..iS ... ; i .- !r;U«.h in furnishing 
the s\*hoIarly arta\'< »*vov '..:> s-^- ./ iv. has given much 
thought U» this luattr'*, a- .• wo *:..•*. . :. •:. t.on<ultation with 
him, JUveptiHl his \a\\. w'-.a* w - •/. > > :::: \\\\ 

Tlio poiventav:*e ot' laia^'-v^ Iw.v.-.: :".-.o ar::is with the eagles 
^{h:^!! tho lield is so \v'r\ ••'la*. :\:r '.a:.:, r. taat anv other ft»rm 



OF THE COAT OF ARMS. 68 

is but an occasional exception, therefore, presumably the coat 
of arms of the family would bear the eagles. 2A Each advance 
we have made in establishing a Unit between the American and 
English families has pointed more and more strongly towards 
a family bearing the eagles upon their arms, circumstantially 
indicating a kinship with Eichard Child, father of Sir John and 
Sir Josiah Child, whose notable careers are so graphically out- 
lined for us. Sir Josiah Child had Arms " Gules, a chevron en- 
(/railed ermine, between three eagles close argent. Crest, an eagle 
wings expanded argent enveloped with a snake proper.^' Motto 
" Imitari Quam Invidere." 

Sir John Child had Arms, ^^Vert two bars engrailed, between 
three leopard^ s faces or. Crest a leopard's face or, between two 
laurel branches proper^ Motto, "Spes Alit" We do not know 
when he took these Arms, but his baronetcy was conferred 
upon him in 1()S4, while he was resident in the East Indies. 
He might then have adopted the leopard's faces, as the leopard 
was a frequent enemy, and some deed of prowess may easily 
have led to this assumption, always such arms are regarded as 
most honorable His title became extinct in 1753, aud his 
Arms are not at present borne by any of the name, or othei-s 
quartering the Child arms with their own. 

As some persons have a deep interest in armorial bearings, 
we give a condensed and abbreviated summary of facts on this 
point, gathered in our exhaustive search in the best collections 
of Heraldic lore available in America. In Burke's " General 
Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales," we found 
eighteen families of the name, with their arms, &c.; with eight 
the motto was given, and five had, " Imitari Quam InviderV' 

In Berry's " Encyclopedia Heraldic and Dictionary of Her- 
aldry," of eleven families Child, we find but one marked dif- 
ference in the arms : " Ermine on a chief indented gides, three 
escallops or,^^ Of the larger number the Arms are ^^Qules, a 
chevron engrailed ermine, between three eagles close argent. 
Crest, an eagle, wings expanded or elevated argent enveloped 
with a snake proper. '' Motto "Imitari Quam Invideri." This 
is the coat of arms we present as that which we may accept 
with large confidence. 

In the account by Burke of the family of the present Sir 
Smith Child, who was made baronet in 186S, we find his grand- 



64 



OP THE COAT OF ARMa 



father to have been ** Admiral of the Blue,-' and that "he en- 
tered the Tia\7 in 1747, imder Earl Gownrs auspices, and emi' 
nently distiugiiished himseW in the service. He commandedl 
the * Europe* in the two actions off the Chesapeake; subse-I 
qnently, in 1790, he took command of the * Commerce de Mar- 
seilles^' one hundred and twenty (120)g una, and attained his flagj 
in 1799.'' He may have been accompanied by his son, Smith* 
Child, whom w^e find to have married Miss Elizabeth Parsons, 
daughter of Timothy Parsons^ Esq., oi Mnssaehusetts, U. Suj 
He died early, leaving one son, the present baronet 

The family of Child, North wick, Worcestershire, (as found 
in the 38lh edition of Burke's '* Baronetage and Peerage 
Great Britain/') have Arms^ *' 6 tiles a /esse ermine, between ikr 
doves argeiiL Crest a dove^ wings expanded argent^ with n snai 
Uvining about her 7ieck and body or^ 

Should any desire to have a copy of these arms blazoned 
hang in their homes, we append herewith the proper tinctur 
or coloi*s for the Child arms, in such terms as will be readily^ 
apprehended ; 

Shield gides (or red) in the groundwork, chevron white, en- 
grailed black, ermine black, outlines of the shield gilt, eagles 
argent (or silver), the coils of the wreath alternate red and gilt,, 
eagle silver, snake black We give also a brief glossary of thej 
heraldic terms used : 

The Chevron is formed of two lines 

TINCTURES. 1 1 . 1 J- f - , , 

^ ^ ,, „ placed m the form or a pyramid, and 

Or — Gold, or vullow. *. i - - ^ * . # 

Argent— ^\\y^x, or white, desceudnig jn form of a pair of compasses 
(?«/«*— Red. to the extremities of the shield. 

Aiure^lWw. Tlie Fesse is formed by two horizont 

lines across the shield comprising th^ 
centre third jiart of the escutcheon, emJ 
blematic of the military girdle worn over the armon The Bar}i 
a diminutive of fesse 

Engraikd, \j^,j^ , ermine^ sable spots on a white field, the 
tiiil terminating io three haii-s; trminois^ black spots on golc 
field, Nebuleey r\f\/\/\/ Indented VWV Cross croslet, 
a cross crossed again at the extremities, at a small distance from" 
each of the ends; cross croslet litchee, so termed when the, 
under limb of the cross ends in a sharp point 



SMe—BUck 
Vert^Greeu. 



AMERICAN FAMILIES; 



CHAPTER L 



1. EPHEALM CHILD. 



Could we give the parentage of this first emigrant, Ephraira 
Child, it would be exceedinglj^ gratifying. Since prosecuting 
this work, we have learned that the same uncertainty as to the 
paternity of the emigrants, has perplexed the chronicler of other 
families, arising as we have said elsewhere from the necessity 
for a quiet embarkation. The difficulty of restoring these lost 
links may be more easily undei'stood, when it is remembered 
that many of the early emigrants were led to come from the 
motherland for greater freedom in their religious faith, and 
often sailed from some minor port, and no list of passengers was 
made or desired. That this was true of our emigrating ancastry, 
we do not know, it may have been, as but few of the name are 
found on any preserved list A Michael Child and Thomas 
Child sailed from London to Virginia, and in connection with 
their names it is stated that they took the oath of allegiance to 
the established church. 

Ephraim Child, born in England in 1593, came to America 
in 1630, accompanied as seems probable by his nephew, Benja- 
min Child. 

The marriage of P]phraim Child to a widow, the Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Palmer, is recorded at Nay land, Suffolk county, England, 
on the bth of February, 1625. Mrs. Palmer is presumed to 
be the daughter of Jonas Bond of Bury St. Edmunds, of the 
same county. Ephraim Child was admitted freeman May 18th, 
1631, applied therefor the year previous. 

By virtue of his seniority and prominence in colonial affairs, 
Ephraim 'Childs takes precedence in the Genealogy, though not 
generally believed to have left descendants to bear his name or 



66 EPBRAIM CHILD. 

retain his honors. He is known as the personal friend of 
Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts, and from this 
circumstance may have arisen the impression that, like Grov. 
Winthrop, Mr. Child was a native of Suffolk county, England 

Mr. Ephraim Child occupied a leading position in Water- 
town, Massachusetts ; a man of property, and piety, he was 
often chosen to places of trust and responsibility in town and 
county affairs ; and held office in the church as one of the first 
deacons. For twelve years he is found a representative at the 
Gederal Court, a post, then, bestowed only upon those of known 
integrity, mental power, and financial ability. 

His judgment is also attested in his appointment by the 
County Court one of the Commissioners to "end small causes ;" 
and from the esteem of his fellow-citizens he was elected one of 
the selectmen of the town for fifteen years. 

His death occurred on the thirteenth of February 1663, when 
seventy years of age. His will dated, the tenth of November, 
1662, is given as of interest, and from the fact that we gather 
therefrom certain clues to further record. Bond, one of our 
authorities, says, "the appraisal of his homestall and the amount 
of his inventory (£770 15) show that he was one of the most 
affluent' of the settlers, and the distribution of his widow's 
wardrobe and furniture by her will, show that she had some of 
the elegancies as well as the comforts of life.'' 

Will of Ephraim Child, 

Novemb. 20th I give UDto William Bond, father, forty acres of my Lands 
1663. on the hither Plain, and I give unto Richard Child and John 

Child all the rest of that Land with all other lands abrcMult 
namely, ray remote meadow, my Farm any upon the further plain, with the 
land called Township-land, to the end that before my estate be broken, care 
and endeavour be used, either by improving or by sale, my Debts may be se- 
cured and all have their own, and withal ray will is that there be twenty 
cord of Wood cut out every year if it be there for the use of my wife, so long 
as she lives. I give unto my dear and Io>ing wife my dwelling house ftnd 
Lott with all that appertains thereunto, also my Divident, Dorchester Field, 
and my meadow upon the other side of the river, with all my Goods and 
Chattels for her maintenance as long as she lives, and allow her Te — [o6/»Y- 
erated] pounds of that Estate then in being to dispose of as she pleases pr 
de^[obliterated] being dead. My will is that Ephraim Child the son of 
Benjamin Child should inhabit my dwelling-house and Lott: with one half 
my Divident and Dorchester field, my coz. William Bond, the Father the 
other half of my Divident and the meadow upon the other side of the river, 
and the remainder of the Estate which then shall be, be cciually divided. 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 67 

both Goods within (as nothing be defaced, but all that is nailed last remain 
to the house) and all the Chattels abroad unto Richard Child, John Child, 
Ephraim Child, and William Bond above named. And to that end I do 
appoint my dear wife and ray loving Coz. Willian Bond to be my executors. 
I give unto my dearly beloved Pastour ten pounds, to Mary Rowles wife 
to John Parker a Cow with Clf . I give forty shillings a year forever to be 
paid out of my lands towards the maintenance of a Schoolmaster in Water- 
town. I give my servant David one Cow, bullocka and unto Samuel Burk 
two Ewes. 

This is the will of me, 

Ephraim Child. 



BENJAMIN CHILD. 
[First Generation.] 

2. Benjamin Child, who emigrated from Great Britain 
to America, and became the head of the larger number of the 
families of the name on this side of the Atlantic, from strong 
presumptive evidence was the nephew of Ephraim Child of 
Watertown, with whom we commence this Genealogy. Patri- 
archal in the best sense, we find Mr. Child to have been earnest 
in character, and in the promotion of that puritan stamp of 
piety for which the Massachusetts settlers were especially dis- 
tinguished Mr. Benjamin Child was of that order of nobility 
bearing the stamp aflBxed at the departure from Eden. Metho- 
dical and exact in habit Mr. Child is known to have been ; and 
legal manuscripts carefully preserved at the present time by 
some of his descendants, attest his familiarity with affairs, and 
fine standing in the community. 

In the records of Eoxbury, Mr. Benjamin Child is stated to 
have been of the thirty who contributed the joint sum of £104. 
05s. for the erection of the First Church of Eoxbury; one of 
the customs peculiar to the period connected with the building 
of this "meeting-house," was a "raising," the bill of expenses 
and provisions amounting to £20 15s. lOd. and £9 5s. "to the 
hands for et ceteras." 

Bearing the name of the youngest son of the Head of the 
Israelites, Mr. Benjamin Child, like that patriarch, " in the land 
wherein he was a stranger," became the father of twelve chil- 
dren, an example his descendants have satisfactorily emulated. 
We are very glad also to say in this connection, that the pro- 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBCEY, MASS. 



bitr. Sterling integritv, and devout conscientiousness of 
progenitor, are foand to have been tranBmitt<?d^ in cor 
verification of tlie strong assurances of the Decalogue. 

Of the time or place of Mr. Benjamin Child's marriage, we 
are ignorant, and only know that his wife bore the sweet name, 
Mary, was like her scriptural predecegsors a follower of the 
Master: *'was admitted to the Chun.^h of Ruxbury in 1658;' 
she survived her bio^sband, though we know not for what ler 
of time, Mr. Benjamin Child died the fourteenth day of 
lief, 1678, residing at that time in Rrjxbury, near Jamaica Pond 
(or the Gi-eat Pund), as it was then called ; and his estate the 
has been the homestead of his direct descendants until a fo 
years since 

The accompanying' uiv^ntory of his estate and effects, 
original of which, complete and clear, is held in choice keepii^ 
in the family, is appended, that his poster! t3% scattered throti 
nearly every State in the Union, may be informed of the ea 
fortune left by their greatest grandfather in America : 

1679. 
BeV JAMDC CmiD, flIS iKvsyroET, 

[Copy] 

An Jur*7ttonj of Ik* EsiaU of Benjamin Child, iate of Roxhuryy 
14/ A fit tuber f in the veur of oar Lord 1678. 



A House and Biinn* . . , . . 

80 acres of Land conveniently adjuiriing to y* 3d huuiiiijg 

13 acres in the thousand acre^ 

2 cows at 503. per e^w, and more at 4Cs. : 2 yearling lieifers at 40s, 

One horse and a mare at 40s. f3 each and one sow at 16s , . . 

Money in the Hou^e and in good liands 

In the parlor: 3 silver spoons and one wine cup 

One sUnding w*** curtains, valines, old rog, 2 blankets, i 

bolster and pillow ( ' • • - 

One trundle bedstejid w*^ a feather bed, bolster, blankets anil 

covering, » 

One old court cupboard. 1G» ; 3 chests, 2(te . 

8 pair of sheets at 8s 

3 ftne Table cloths, being woroe, lOs,: 11 napkins, 7s.; 3 pair jf^ 

pillow bears, Itte C 

All his wearing clothes, woolen & linen, shoes, stockings, and ) 

hats f 

One carbine 12s , one fowling piece 18b., one RApier 5s. 

Parlor chamber: one feather bed and a Hock bed under it, w»^ ) 

bfjlstprs to them and pillows to the feather bod ; 2 old V 

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lOJbof Flax ! 10 00 

In the Kitchin: Brass 4^ 10s. Pewtar 35s. spoons & tinners ware 3s. 6 08 00 

fire pan-tongs, 1 old spit, 2 pair tramels, an old frying / .^ qq 

pan, an old Iron pot and two pair of poot hookes f 

A kneading trough 2s., and old table 2s., 2 chairesand a woolen I «g ^ 

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tjhore, jonn weia ana jnary uniiae, aaraitx" Aara- maae uarn m uonrt pre 
May 1679. to the truth of the above Inventory, and that when more appeares 
they will adde it. Attests, Is* Addington, Cler. 

Vera Copia of its Original on j* file of Inventory' Ann** 1679. 

Attest e*: Is*- Audington, Cler. 

[Second Generation.] Children : 

3. i. Ephraim Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. 1654. killed in battle. • 

4. ii. Benjamin Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass, 1656, m. Mar. 7, 16S3, Grace 
Morris. 

5. iii. Joshua Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. 1658, in. May, 9, 1685, Eliza- 
beth Morris. 

6. iv. Mart Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. Aug. 8, 1660, m. Jan. 24, 1683, 
Jacob Chamberlain. 

7. V. An infant, no name, b. 1662. 

8. vi. Elizabeth Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. Dec. 2, 1663, unm. 

9. vii. Margaret Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. Dec. 21, 1665, unmarried, 
d. July 15, 1742. 

10. viii. John Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. Jan. 8, 1667, d. yg. 

11. ix. Mehitable Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. June 29, 1669, m. Samuel 
Perrin. 

12. X. John Child 2d, b. in Roxbury, Mass. Aug. 1, 1671, m. 

13. xi. Joseph Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass, June 1, 1678, d. yg. 

14. xii. Joseph Child 2d, b. in Roxbury, Mass. Dec. 10, 1674. 

[Second Generation] ^ 

3. i. Ephraim Child, second of the name in America, and 
eldest son of Benjamin Child of Eoxbury, was born in Rox- 
bury in 1654. He was baptized a few years later with two 
3^ounger brothers, by the Rev. John Elliot, pastor of the 
Church in Roxbury, of which his parents were members. He 
was made, by his great uncle, Mr. Ephraim Child of Watertown, 



BKNJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS, 

heir to a large portion of his estate ; he had not long entered 
upon these possessions when the Massachusetts colony was dia- 
tracted and devastated by the relentless slaughter of many of 
its inhabitants, in combats known as ^Thillip's War." Ephrai 
Child, with other valiant young men under eommand of Capt^ 
Beers, was skin by the Indians at Nortlifield^ Massachusetts 
on the 23d of September, 1875. 

Thus was Mr. Benjamin Child called t^3 seal his faith in th^ 
consecration of his eldest born upon the altar of patriotis 
and the young man, though leaving no wife or child to mon 
his early death, has yet iMiqueathed to those of liis race an her" 
itage of hLUiorable Belf-sacrilice, for native land and for ih 
right. Ilis property was shared by his brothers and sisters. 

[Second Generation,] 

4. ii. Benjamin, second son and child of Benjamin an 
Mary Child of Roxbury, was born in Roxbury, in 1656. Tfc 
death of his elder brother, Ephrai m Child, gave him the se 
iority in his father's family, and the British laws of prinioger 
tui'e being then in force in the colonies, he was thereby the 
heritor of the larger share of his father's property, or the Ben" 
jamic ''double portion '' 

He remained at the homestead, and we believe felt constrained 
to follow in all good ways the example of his parents. Move 
by the charms of a fair young maiden, he asked lier hand 
marriage, atid on the 7th of March, 1683, he was united in ho^ 
wedlock to Grace Morris, wlio was born Feb. 17, 1661, a daugl 
ter of De^icon Edward and Grace Bett Morris. " Dea. Mor 
was one of the projector and earl}^ settlei's of the town 
Woodstot'k, Cl From 1677 t*> 16S4, he was one of the sele 
men of Roxbur\^, and during the same period wtis also a de 
uty fi'om that town to the General Court of Massachusetts, an 
during part of tlie time Colonial Auditor. Grace Morris 
admittetl to the church June 21, 1681/' ' The goodly numl 
of twelve sons and daughters again made cheery the Puritan 
demure household. Deed of sale of the property of his brothd 
Ephraim, is on record in the name of Benjamin Child, wl 
acted for the heirs. We give the quaint doctument accompanj 
ing — ^wherein he settles with brothers and sisters in the par 
tion of the paternal heritage, as many will be interested to k 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 71 

in this way into the past' This union, so complete, was bro- 
ken by death, but for an exceedingly brief period. Mrs. Grace 
Morris Child died on the 10th of December, 1723, and her hus- 
band joined her on the 24th of January, 1724. 

[Third Generation.] Children: 

15. i. Ephraim Child, b. in Koxbury, Mass. Dec. 18, 1683, m. 1710, Pris- 
cill& Harris. 

16. ii. Benjamin Child, Jun., b. in Roxbury, Mass., July 19, 1685, m. 
1712, Patience Thayer. 

17. iii. Edwaed Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. Nov. 1, 1687, ra. 1712, Mar- 
garet Weld. 

18. iv. Grace Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. Oct 27, 1689, m. Timothy 
Walker. 

19. V. Mary Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. Oct. 25, 1691, ra. June 9, 1715, 
Peter Walker, 

20. vi. Ebenezer Child, b in Roxbury, Mass. Sept. 7, 1698, m. 1720, 
Elizabeth Bacon. 

21. vii. Mehitable Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. Jan. 5, 1695; 

23. viii. William Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. Oct. 14, 1697, m. 1723, 
Deborah Goddard. 

23. ix. Penubl Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. Sept. 3, 1699, m. March 7, 
1724, Dorothy D wight. 

24. X. Richard CniLD.b. in Roxbury, Mass. Oct. 22, 1701, d. May 18, 1759. 

25. xi. Thomas Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. Nov. 10, 1708, m. Sep. 27, 
1729, Anna Morris, dau. of Ebenezer Morris, and gr. dau. of Dea. Edward 
Morris. 

26. xii. Margaret Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass. May 26, 1706. 

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CHAPTER If, 



WOODSTOCK FAMILIES. 



It will be found by a close obaervatioii of the recordSj that a 
restless spirit bas moved upon the family at intervals, resulting 
in an emigration of numbers. The lirst movement of this kind 
in America was made from Eoxbury, Mass. to the new settle- 
ment of New Roxbury, made as it was supposed, witbin the 
bounds of the Massach usetts colony, " Need for more extended 
pasturage/' awakened the residents of floxbury to action, and 
resulted in accordance with the custom of the period, in refer- 
ring the matter to the minister, the Rev. Johti Elliot, first pastor 
of the Roxbury church : a man whose labors on behalf of the 
Indians has consecrated his name forever. In the various jour- 
neyings Mr. Elliot had made in this missionary work, he hadl 
noted very correctly the soil and climate of the Massachusetts j 
and Connecticut cohinies, and upon his commendatioa the \ 
leetmen of Roxburj^ petitioned the General Court of the Maasa^ 
cbusetts colony for a grant of land, then supposed to be within 
the boundaries of that colony, which was awarded them, anc 
some thirteen of their number were appointed ** to spy out and 
take possession/' The section witbin which selection was made 
at that peri^^d was known as the '^Nipmuck, or Nipmungcoan- 
try/' but few Indians remained in the immediate vicinity, the 
larger number had been slain in **King Phillip's War." Thu 
Indian name for the location was ** Wabquassit, or Wappaqua 
sit.*' Uere the ''Apjostle Elliot'' had preai'hed to the Indiar 
on the 16th of September, 1674, and the culnnisis felt a blea 
ing must attend a place thus consecrated. 

Reluctant to unlink them from the hnmesteads, tlie new set-l 
tlement was for a period called New Roxbury, but froai this 
would seem some conflicting claims arose, and petition was hs 
to the General Court for a change of name, granted to them on 
the eighteenth of Maa-b, 1690, The private diary of Judj 



AND HIS DESCENDANTa 75 

Samuel Sewall of Boston, says, "I gave New Eoxbury the 
name of Woodstock, because of its nearness to Oxford, for the 
sake of Queen Elizabeth, and the notable meetings that have 
been held at that place bearing the name in England," Wood- 
stock, Connecticut, lying eight miles apart from Oxford, Massa- 
chusetts, as do the old towns of the names in Great Britain. 
A brief enumeration of some of the historical associations clus- 
tering in and about the old town of Woodstock in the mother- 
land, may not be amiss for the instruction of the younger mem- 
bers of this clan, resident in Connecticut, or claiming descent 
therefrom. The Saxon and Norman kings made this place a 
royal residence ; here King Alfred^ whose religious and literary 
culture was so superior for the time, pursued his studies ; here 
Princess Elizabeth was retired to escape the intriguing machi- 
nations of Queen Mary's suspicious advisers. Sir Walter Scott 
founds one of his Waverley novels upon a legend of the town. 

An amusingly brief and explicit, classification of the people 
of Roxbury is made in the records of transfer to the new 
settlement ; those emigrating were termed " Goers," those re- 
maining "Stayers." The division of the land was made by 
lot, at a meeting held for the purpose, the minister opening 
with prayer. After appropriating a certain number of acres 
for a site for the "meeting house" and the "burial ground," 
with a reserved quarry for " hearth and building stone," a por- 
tion of twenty acres for each householder was made, the exact 
location of this homestead being attained by the lot. We find 
the minister drew the third lot The local name given to this 
village location was " Plain Hill," now known as the " South 
Parish Hill of Woodstock." The erection of a pastor's house 
was decided upon at a town meeting on the 27th of October, 
1690, with the details of size, " four stacks of chimneys and 
gables," the building to be sufficiently completed for use within 
two years. As a defence from the ravages of fire, each inhab- 
itant was ordered to provide a ladder and buckets for his house 
before a stated day, and " Jonathan Peak was to see that this 
was dona" This ordinance for ladders and buckets we find to 
have been made six years before the establishment of the first 
fire insurance company in England. Mr. John Chandler, Jr., 
by an act at a regular town meeting, ".was requested and pro- 



cured to teach the children to read, write and cipher/' ' 
colony thus sent out into the wilderness was never foi*gotten I 
by those renuiining in Roxbury, but was "the constant subject] 
of prayer by the Roxbury church, the Rev, Mr. Elliot being j 
wont on every Sabbath in his public prayers in the church uni- j 
formly to pray for the 'colony in New Roxbury/" But on' 
one occasion, when the congregation had assembled on the Sab- 
bath for worship, the pious Elliot neglected to mention in hisj 
prayers the '^colony of New Roxbury/* closed and took his] 
seat This neglect of the minister was noticed by the gocMilyl 
fathers and mothers of the churel) with great pain, and they] 
began Ui fear the children at New Roxbury would be devoured 
by the wild beasts or destroyed by the Indians, and the iniquity 
of the fathers visit iheir children, because they had been omitted | 
by the godly Elliotv Wliile the gotxl mothen^ were thus sit-J 
ting depressed in spirit at so great a n^lect, it oocuri^ U> th€ 
minister that he Iiad not made mention of the New RoxbuiyJ 
colony in his prayer, and he immediately arose in his pulpil 
and exclaimed : ** Alas 1 alas ! I foi*got to pray for our sons andl 
daughters at New Iioxb\iry, and therefore let us again pray ! *'i 
He made a most fervent prayer, especially for the colony, mucb 
to the comfort and relief of the congregation. 

We do not find any of the Child name on the list of the 
first '^ goers," but a few yt'ars later the name occurs frequently 
upon the town records, as actors hi the di tiering posts of iionor 
anJ toil, in affaii^s of the town, and in the defence of colony and 
country from internal and external foes. At this ejirly period J 
we find seven brothers of the Child name settled In the nortli 
part of the town. The scarcity of *'neat cattle" in the neif 
world limited the sujiply so that many who would wish to (h 
so were unable to owtj any. One cow was owned by these sevei 
brothel^, Child, and they took turns in the use of her, one weeli 
at a time^ exce]it immediately before the Thanksgiving DayJ 
when the elder brother was allowed to keep the cow long enougk 
to accumulate a supply of milk which should suffice to enabl^ 
the gathered households to enjoy a ** Thanksgiving Supper 
Imsty pudding and milk." On one occasion of the animal gaifc 
ering of the seven households, beneath the elder brother s roaf 

* The niAJor portioo of these lucts were culled from a work by Hoir 
Amraidown, E*vfj,, entitled *^ Historical Colleclions.** 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 77 

the supper was duly prepared, and set forth upon a large " fall- 
leaf -table," each family provided with their wooden bowls and 
wooden spoons. According to their custom, all were standing 
around the frugal supper, while the elder brother, as patriarch, 
asked the Divine blessing ; while thus solemnly engaged, the 
large watch dog, in passing under the table, moved the leg up- 
holding the leaf, and down went table, milk and pudding. The 
younger brother saw the table falling, and cried out, " Stop, 
brother ! Stop ! stop 1 The pudding is gone, and the milk is 
gone, and of what use is the blessing now ; hut kill the dog ! " 
The Puritan training, though thoroughly observed and rever 
enced, could not wholly subdue the natural temper, or exclude 
all humor from the occasional gatherings of young or old. 

In 1690, a Congregational Church and Society was organized, 
and religious services maintained for several years without a 
settled minister, when the Rev. Josiah Dwight was installed as 
pastor, which relation he held for thirty-seven years with mutual 
satisfaction of pastor and people, when an unfortunate diflEerence 
with regard to church discipline and some other matters sprung 
up which led to the termination of the pastorate. Mr. Dwight 
was esteemed as a man of decided talents, and religiously de- 
voted to the interests of his charge during his long pastorate. 
The revolution in this church led to the organization of the 
church and society in " Muddi Brook," now East Wood- 
stock, in the year 1759, by the majority who claimed to 
be the first church of Woodstock. A new house of worship 
was erected in this parish ; the church records were retained by 
this majority, and a pastor. Rev. William Graves, was installed, 
while the minority remained undisturbed in their original place 
of worship, and in possession of the Society's property. 

[Third Generation.] 

15. L Efhraim Child, first child of Benjamin and Grace Mor- 
ris Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Dea 18, 1683, m. 1710, Pris- 
cilla Harris, dau. of Dan'l Harris of Brookline, Mass. He d. 
Nov. 22, 1759. She was b. June 4, 1684. She d. June 26. 
1780, a3t 96. 

Ephraim Child was the eldest of the seven brothers who mi- 
grated from Roxbury, Mass., to "New Roxbury," Ct (afterwards 
called Woodstock). He removed shortly before or immediately 



78 



BENJAMIN GUILD OF ROXBUIIV, MASS. 



after his marriage^ in 1710, and settled in that part of the 
now culled East Woctdatock (anciently known as Maddi Brook), 
erecting for himself a house, which, with some additions, has 
been retained in the line of his male descendants till the pres- 
ent time, covering a period of quite 170 years. Its enlarge- 
ment, at a somewhat early period, made it as it now staads, a 
common lions and attmctive home. Its site is in a beautiful 
vale, about half a mile east of East Woodstock village. It was 
probably at this house where occurred the amusing incident OQ 
a Thanksgiving occasion, which is fyund recorded in the early 
part of this chapter. Many pleasant memories cluster around 
this ancient home. It has been the birthplace of sons and 
daughters, whose history, with that of a long line of descend- 
ants, it is pletisant to trace. In this house hospitalities for 
many generations have been ]il>erally dispensed to kindred and 
alienSj particularly on the Sabbath, when, in the interval be- 
tween the morning and afternoon religious service, numbers of 
worshippers living remote from the place of worship, accepted 
as an accorded right, a hearty meal of boiled meats and vege* 
tables, or a soporific lunch of hasty pudding and milk; this 
latter being the favorite repast, particularly of one^ who could 
not resist the luxury of a quiet nap under the afternoon sermon. 

These were the good old times which the elder men of the 
present age like to recall, and which link them to the memory 
of uncles, aunts, grandfathers and grandmothers. 

Before this ancient dwelling stands a magnificent elm, whose 
trunk and outspreading branchas are emblematical of a noble 
ancestor and his sturdy descendants. In 1876 this stately elm 
was christened the "Centennial Tree.'* More than one hun- 
dred years had passed since man and beast had rested beneath 
its grateful shade. 

Mr, Ephraim Child was a prominent man of his day. He 
was intelligent, patriotic, enterprising, generous and self-sacri- 
ficing, llis patriotism was kindled by the stirring incidents of 
the times, and he was among the fii*st of the early defenders of 
colonial interests. In 1753 he held a commission as Lieutenant 
in Company 17, in llth Regiment uf Infantry, in Connecticut, 
and was active in the revolutionary struggles for independence. 
He was a man of broad views, of a warm and sympathetic na- 
ture, living for othei^s quite as much as for himself Eameat 



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AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 79 

in eflEorts for the public good, he drew around him men less 
brave, who shared in his sympathies and profited by his counsels. 
In church affairs he was conscientious, steadfast and reliable, a 
leader whose integrity and wisdom secured the confidence of his 
Christian brethren, and rendered him a fit man to transmit to 
posterity, attractive and valuable characteristics. 

[Fourth Generation.] Children: 

27. i. Ephraim Child, Jr , b. in Woodstock, Jan. 15, 1711, m. Jan. 20, 
1734, Mary Lyon. 

28. ii. Daniel Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Jan. 1, 1713, m. first Jan. 1, 
1747, to Ruth Ammidown Curtis, second m. to Abigail Bridges. 

29. iii. Priscilla Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Mar. 7, 1715, d. Sep. 6, 1786. 
80. iv. Henry Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 28, 1717, m. twice, first 

1742 Rebecca Bacon. She d. Nov. 2, 1772. His second m. was July 6, 1757, 
to Dorothy Child. 

31. V. Mehttable Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., June 8, 1718, m. July 8, 
1741, Nehemiah Lyon. 

32. vi. Mary Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., April 12, 1721, m. first March 
20, 1746, Job Revere, m. second June 11, 1747, Stephen May. 

33. vii. Esther Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 6, 1722. Not known 
whether she married. Died April 9, 1789. 

34. viii. Elisha Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct. Feb. 11, 1725, m. Jan. 20, 
1750, Alice Manning. 

35. ix. Peter Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, July 6, 1727, m. Dec. 10, 1756, 
Susanna Child. 

36. X. Johanna Child, tyin sister of Peter, b. July 6, 1727, d. Mar. 21, 1756. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

27. i. Ephraim Child, first child of Ephraim and Priscilla 
Harris Child, b. in Woodstock Ct, Jan. 15, 1711, m. June, 20, 
1734, Mary Lyon. He d. Sept 12, 1775. She d. April 21, 
1790. They had four children. Residence in Woodstock, Ct 

[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

37. i. Priscilla Child, b. 1787, m. Jonathan Bacon. 

38. ii. Incbeasb <:;hild, b. Dec. 18, 1740, m. Nov. 3, 1702, Olive Pease. 

39. iii. Asa Child, b. April 6, 1743, m. Nov. 16, 1793, Elizabeth Murray. 

40. iv. Theoda Child, bapt April 7, 1745, d. Dec. 12, 1748. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

38. ii Increase Child, second child of Ephraim and Mary 
Lyon Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Dec. 13, 1740, m. Olive Pease 
of Somers, Ct, Nov. 3, 1762. She was b. March 10, 1738, d. July 
5, 1822, in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N. Y. He d. June 10, 
1810, in the same town. They had nine children. 



80 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBDRY, MASS. 



From papers furriislied by one of the descendants of Incr 
Child^ we obtain items of his histoiy which reveal a somewhat] 
eventful life, showing manliness, patriotism^ and personal vir-! 
tuea Captain Increase, as he comes to our notice^ is a lusty,.] 
barlj youth, of a mercurial temperament, of an adventurouaj 
disposition^ not content with the monotony of a home devoid of I 
excitements, bent upon knowing and seeing what was going on 
in the world. At scarcely sixteen years of age, when Israel 
Putnam was commissioned by the Connecticut colony as cap- 1 
tain, in 1755, in the French war, young Increase, in response [ 
to the cal! for volunteers, was among the first to be enrolled, 
and served through the seven years' campaign of this wan He 
fought in the battles at Crown Point and Ticondaroga At the^ 
time of Putnnm's capture, in 1756, young Child yas marching 
near hiiiL The Indians sei/.ed Putnam and bound him to a 
tree, where he was exposed to the fire of both frieuds and foea 
How Putnam was extricated from his position, our informant 
does not tell But he lived, as we know, to light the battles 
of the Revolution, Returning to the old homesbe^id at the closei 
of this war, he tarried but a short time, when he left and went 
to Dutchess county, N. Y., and engaged in school teaching in a 
place called "Oblong," deriving its name pmbably from its] 
peculiar shape, as a point of land adjacent to the Hudson river. 
After spending a few years in tcachitig, he returned to W(x>d' 
stock, Ct, and married Miss Pease of Sotners He made Wood- 1 
stock, Cl, bis home for a number of yeai's, rearing some of hia 
children, if not all, in this town, vhen the attractions of the then 
west brouglit him back to the b(»rders of the Hudson river. 
Taking his eldest son (Salmon Child), then a hid, on hoi'sebackj 
behind him, he went to Dutchess county, N. Y., provided a 
home, and brought over his funiily, and setded thei^. 

When the Revolutionary war broke out, he enlisted under^ 
General Schuyler, as captain. Under Generals Schuyler and! 
Gates he served throngfi the war and obtained an honorable 
discharge. In this campaign Ids son (Salmon) acted at first as 
a waiter for his father, being too young at the coiumenceraetii ' 
of the war to be taken as a soldier, but before its close his j 
name was enrolleil on the list of voluuteei's. The cxcitementai 
and liardships of war during an eight years* service were not 
sufficient to break the force of will and purpcise in Captain In- 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. , 81 

crease Child The northern section of the State of New York, 
through which the army of Schuyler and Grates had been led, 
presented such attractions to Captain Child that he resolved to 
make it his future home. His settlement was in Milton, Sara- 
tov county, N. Y., where he became a permanent and useful 
citizen. The early .opportunities of Captain Increase Child for 
a substantial education, that should qualify him for practical life, 
had been well improved. He was an excellent penman, and a 
competent surveyor and conveyancer, and a man of excellent 
general business capacity. The inherent force of character 
evinced by Increase Child in budding youth did not expend 
itself in riper years; nor did it expire at his death and leave no 
traces in the long line of descendants of this remarkable man. 
As we trace the history of this branch of the family name, there 
lies along the entire line, at not very wide intervals, the most 
robust and sturdy qualities of mental and physical manliness 
and moral worth. The children of Captain Increase Child were 
among the best and most enlightened citizens of their day. Nor 
have succeeding generations exhibited less noble, manly, patri- 
otic and intelligent characteristics. 

[Sixth Generation.] Children : 

41. i. Havilan Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Aug. 13, 1768, d. Aug. 19, 
1766. 

42. ii. Salmon Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sep. 19, 1765, m. Jan, 7, 
1787, Olive Rose. 

43. lii. Roxalana Child, b in Woodstock, Ct., June 17, 1767, d. young. 

44. iv. Roxalana Child, 2d, b. in W^oodstock, Ct., May 3, 1769, m. Robert 
Ackerman, d. at Pillar Point, X. Y. 

45. V. Mark Anthony Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 10, 1771, m. 
Dec. 8, 1793, Hannah Benedict, m. 2d 1819, SuBinit Peacock. 

46. vi. Ephbaim Child, b. May 10, i773, m. Jan. 1, 1796, Mary Wood- 
worth. 

47. vii. OuvE Child, b. Mar. 11, 1775, m. 1798, Alfred Bosworth. 

48. viii. WiLUAM Child, b Jan. 4. 1777, m. Feb. 5, 1820, Polly Weed. 

49. ix. Asa Child, b. May 21, 1780, m. 1806. Lois Foote. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

42. ii. Judge Salmon Child, second child of Captain Increase 
and Olive Pease Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Sept. 19, 1765, 
m. Jan. 7, 1787, Olive Rose. She was b. Oct 23, 1763, and 
died May 2, 1825. He died at East Troy, Walworth Co., 
Wisconsin, Jan. 28, 1856. They had five children. 



BISNJAMIN CITILI), uK ROXBrRY, MASS. 



Judge Sfilmon Child in his boyhood receiveil his education 
amid the stirnng scenes of the Colonial Revolution. His sur-, 
roundiogs in his youth were of a character to foster manly sen 
timents and noble aspirations. His contact witli men of lar 
ideas and elevat-ed purposes helped to develop liim into th< 
man he wa.s in after life. When his father, Captain Increu 
Childj returned from the French War» with experiences ftiU 
stirring incident, the son could but catch the spirit and imbil 
the sentiments of ilic father, Thui? was laid tlie foundation 
a noble character in the great and good man he came to be i 
aft>er life. \s already i-clated in li is father's history, he enter 
the EevolutioTuiiy army at an early age, serving as his father 
waiter, being too young for regular servica When arrived 
the proper age, he put on the trapping?* of the soldier, 
fought the battles of freedttm by the side of bis patriot sir 
At the close of tlu^ war he went with his father to Saratov 
county, N. Y., and elTeeted an inde|M?ndeut settlement in the' 
town of Greenfield in that county. In 17S7 he married Olive 
Rose, and entered upon a new career of lifa His expeiience 
in the ai-my, conjoined with inherent qualities of sound seufl 
and uncommon sagacity, fitted him for the duties of civil Hfd 
His influence as a le^iding citizen in town and county was earK 
acknowledged, and the confidence reposed in him by his fellow 
citizens is clearly indicated by the official jiositions to which i 
was electetl by their suffrages. But it was not in a civil cap 
ity alone that Judge Child contributed a healthful influence l 
the conditions of society. Few men could be found at 
period more truly conscientious, and who comprehended more 
clearly the importance 'of educational and religious institution 
in establishing a pn*spcrous community. The estimate 
which Judge Child was hehi in the town and county where 
spent a long life will be seen in an obituary notice^ taken from 
a Saratoga, N. Y., weekly paper, which we give in this connc 
tion : 

DIED. — January 28, 1856, m Walworth county, WisK?oiisiii, Hon. 
51 ON Child. 

Judge Siilriion Child was far n long time a resident of Saratoga csfrtiii 
N. Y. He was one f»f the first settlers in West Green field, more thun seven 
years ago, and resided there until a few years miv(% when he and his fiiii 
renaoTed West, He whj? u pensioner, having when quit© young gone i 
with his father, who was a eaptain in the Revolutionary war. He wad| 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS.. 



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prominent member of the Bapti^it Thtirt^h, and had much to do in its forma- 
|IWou iin«i mtunfcnanee whcro he r\*sidt?(L lie wtis one of the M% or eight 
men in Greenfield who forminl one of the first t-empemnce societies in this 
county, in 1H09, He was a t>Uin fHrnier, a plain common-sense man, And 
ever ^ti^t^iined an irrepnjtteimb'<% maral and relig^iouj^ eharueler; t!ie ^reat 
weight of which brought him into public life. He was twice elected as 
Member of Assembly from thiij coimty» and was appointed and servt^d for a 
nurnln^r of years jts first judge of the county. He was elected in 1821 a niem- 
bor of the eonvention to amend the Constitution of the State of New York. 
Perhaps no non-professional man ever rceeiveti a greater sharit of public 
offices iu llie county. He has served out a long life (91 yrs ) of ueefulness. 
He died calmly and in peace, and htm entered upon the rest prepared for 
the people of God. 

We append the following qnotationB from the writings of 
Judge Salmon Child, as illuj^timting his times and himself. In 
part, tltcy art^ from a long letter addressed to his granddaiiLrhter 
aad her hns^batid, when ttie Judge was eighty-tive years of age, 
find from an article prepared for a newspaper publitvation called 
the RejXisiiory, The letter begins with a clear statement of his 
religious faith, esj>ecially his strong V>elief in the Trinity, quot- 
ing from the Old and New Testaments, passages elueidating 
id verifying his dcdnctiojis, binnging out witlt unmistakable 
iphiisis the doctrines of fiee will and moral i-esponsibility, 
losing this portion of the letter with these words: 

The hiistorv both of the Old Tostwrnont and the New, and of the f'hiirth 
Christ down to the presi-nt day, teaches us that settling down on a form of 
tliness, without the spirit or jMnver thereof, (.IikI alihors. And it is the 
>nghold. the foundation of anti-CliriBt^s kingdom. As long as a Christian 
a Christian ehureh live in the failh, in the love, spirit and obedience of 
ie Gospel of Christ, they will grow in graee and in knowledge daily, antl 
feome the **8alt of the earth/' the light of t!ie worlds a '*city set on a hill 
T^hftt cannot be hid." 

lie then gives some account of his early life: 
My fiarents and grandparents lived in Woodstock, Connecticut. My 
indfather Iwlonged to what was then called the "Standing Order," since, 
f Congregation alists/* They were very strict in keeping the Snblmth and 
the forms of religion, as they understo d them. They kept Sat urtlay 
fht. All kind of lnlM»r» in doors ttnd out, was laid aside hs yocm ajs the 
in set, and if it was noeessHry they should boil victuals for the Snldwth, 
rery thing was prepared and put into the f>ot before the sun ?fet. They 
>k the whole fnmily to rneefing, nod after retiirning, and supper was over, 
children were t^iught the Westminster catechism, or other religious ex- 
5i!<c9, until the sun set, which wbs watched vnry clonely by ua children, 
id not forgotten l«y thcelders^ The moment it was said, " It is siin<lown/* 
the men were out preparing for the week's work, the women making all 
things rojfcdy for the wjish*tuK and the children all hiltin'ty. When I was 




84 



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itvtida liitt^ •YV**"** ^c<K Falsi, lor Um !itir]ioK«( 
«, ao » In Tiiy naTJf^liM na iIm flajliiiiia, of Bntbli sisp- 
fiiif gma^ «|> ta tibe iMad ol nai^piin« vttdb woaU leave IrH Ml or iO 
Biles «f l«ad fir aa aiWT DO 4i«ee la Sbf» iMBad eff Laloe Cfcaw] 
to iwiwataail t^ fortify Wfst Pcaat «ad tbt Hlgbkads. tltfil a'ttsmts 
mHu uj taafc llmr »i» caadtr 14 yei» lor wt^kewK tlat aQ Ibe i 
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«|««ii* attt be hiaitid n dalt. la HH. Ibe Bcititfb msii an ann j ftoa 
Kev Teck ap lb» H«dean a^i MirtiiT Inn Menmal Ui Biaet at ABian^ 
Tbr fliw Iroi iba wtb tff»fc ^t H iemge—; , Had tbe Baliib aneaoeded 

tof^axa^baaaL iHiii 1 1 labataMtedlwHb caa 
after, mj fbtbfr berMar cafnan «f a neufMoy «r foJ ealunik raided lo sli 
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4eft» end b# fwtenwd fef ibe nHilf « 

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asr la diKif tivc^ iMl e rt ainia i ^ be aaa eaanbed Ipc, Mid it was Ibiiuii cir 
badbaigblii Urfv nwrtin fd iNimk fciiled ti»w wiUi bbaie.biit tbee^ett 
lea aanemasi and bad bOM «Md fMi^ «ikBi bba. Wdl^vs «viv an ptot; 
ibiiif*<ienidbebe|iieinlyliy bnnini^e»inaebwepap m nigbt, 

Hiai y«^U, irbe bnd aa< #n|<iyad 4i iilligwii ntmiifiPWi . WaewflbOcMal 
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a Urn iMt of bna wben tb* ImiRmns^ iief<Tid bbe» Mf letbw waa a vb^, 
end IIvp4 ta a iM^IEbbnebiviA «d vbffr^ V of ««e«Rife. beefrd mecii ssid aboet 
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AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 85 

peared on the countenances of the more aged. The- original meaning of 
whig I found to be whey, buttermilk, or small beer, and was first applied 
to those in Scotland who held their meetings in the fields, their food being 
buttermilk ; afterwards a nickname given those who opposed the court and 
high church party in the times of King Ch rles and James II. The word 
tory was used in Ireland to signify robbers, murderers, who stood outlawed 
for their crimes; subsequently a name given the opulent, overbearing, eccle- 
siastical and political aristocracy of the British Government. I, of course, 
venerated the whig party, and abhorred the other. There was another 
source from which I learned much. At that time there was published a 
small weekly newspaper, under the heading Common Sense, several arti- 
cles appeared, giving a very clear and discriminating view of the principles 
of the British Government and contrasting them with a republican. Prom 
these sources, I formed the opinions which have been my polar star through 
my three score years and ten. Great honore have been bestowed on the 
patriot soldiers of the Revolution; but the mothers, wives and daughters of 
those noble men bore their full share of the sufferings of those times, and 
are equally with them entitled to the gratitude of the present and future 
generations. 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

50. i. Increase W. Child, b. in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N. Y., Oct. 9, 
1787, m. Jan 12, 1810, Desire Frink. 

51. ii. Esther Child, b. in Greenfield, N. Y. Dec. 27, 1790, d. July 24 
1796. 

52. iii. Olive Child, b. in Greenfield, N. Y , Jan. 21, 1795, d young. 
63. iv. William Child, b. in Greenfield, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1798, m. Feb. 6. 

1820. Susan Deake. 

54. V. pRisciLLA Child, b. in Greenfield, N. Y, Sep. 8, 1800, m. Mr. 
Petit, d. April 1, 1877. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

50. i. Dr. Increase W. Child, eldest child and son of 
Judge Salmon and Olive Rose Child, b. in Greenfield, N. Y., 
Oct 9, 1787, m. Jan. 12, 1810, Desire Frink, dau. of Colonel 
Henry Frink of Milton, Saratoga Co., N. Y. She was b. Feb. 
10, 1791, d. Sep. 23, 1824. He d. in Fayette, Seneca Co., N. Y., 
Feb. 1, 1846. 

As a physician and surgeon, Dr. Child was eminent not only 
in Saratoga county, for many years his field of practice, but 
attained a high standing in the state. His medical associates 
held him in great esteem for his personal qualities as well as 
superior skill in his profession. His services as a lecturer in 
his profession were often sought and obtained by the medical 
colleges in the country, and his opinions in critical cases were 
deferred to by the medical fraternity. His private virtues se- 
cured for him the confidence of all classes, and gave him com- 



86 BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 

maiiding influenca His patroos were not altogether among 
the ridi aiid intlueutial ; the humble dwelliDga of the poor aiiJ 
lowly were never shuDDed bj Dr. Child. Endowed by nature 
with noble and generous feelings, expanded and deepened by 
the force of a Christian faith, he was drawn to the needy, 
whom he freely expended bis counsels and aid without fee " 
reward. As a public benefactor, he ei^rly espoused the tem* 
perance reform, and from his personal popularity, reclaime 
some from habits of intemperance, and saved many by his 
suasions and his methods for prescribing for his patients fro 
falling into these habits. Seldom, if ever, did he preacril 
alcoholic liquors as a tonic. 

Mre. Child was scarcely less popular among her extensi^ 
ac.(|uaintances and her husband's patients. By nature and cuP 
ture, she was a lady of gi'cat pei'sonal attractions. Her quali* 
ties of heart were among her greatest charms. She seems to 
have been the counterpart of her noble luisband. One of her 
daughters says of her, *^by her ladylike qualities and kin<^ 
ness of heart she gained many frienda Many a time hav< 
seen her fill a basket with delicacies, provisions and clothin" 
for poor families, the patients of m}' father, to be conveyetl hi 
him in his round of visits to their humble abodes." In sf 
iiig of her mother, in the portrayal of her excellencies, anoth 
daughter says, '^I cannot say enough in her praise/^ And I 
her burial, her clergyman speaks of her as embodying all 
is lovely and attractive. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

55. i. Benry Fbtnk Child, b. in Milton, Saruioga ( o.. N. Y,, Ort 25, 18l{ 

56. ii Salmon CniLi>, b. in Miltoiu N. Y,, Oct. 25» 1812, m. Cuthar 
Lewis. 

57. iii Marion CnrLi3, h. in Miltirn, N. Y., March 2, 1814, m. Add 
Wynkoop 

58. iv, Caroline Cbilij, Ii. in MWUnu N. Y.,Sep. 7, 1815. in. Dan'l Ba 

59. y. Hannah Frink Child, l». in Milton, N. Y.» Dee, 17, 1816» m. Israel 
Howe 

00. vi. OuvK Child, b in Milton. N. Y., .Inne 1, 1818» d. Aug. la^ un 

61. vii. Bexjamtn K. Child, h in Milton, N. Y., Oct 2, 1819, a». Catli 
line Cole. 

02. viii. Mabv Child, h in Milton, N. Y., Am^, 8, 1821. lives with MnT 
Barr<?t at Fairfnv, C. IL, Va, tuimurri<^!h 

m, ix. Sarah Chilk b. in Milton. N. Y., Jan. 27, 1823, m. Nov. SI, 18 
Paris PeUit, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 87 

64. X. Martha Child, b. in Milton, N. Y., June, 30, 1825, m. Nov. 25, 
1848, Andrew Van Gieson 

65. xi. Melinda Child, b. in Milton, N. Y., May 7, 1827, m. Nov. 2, 
1851, Bernard M Madden. 

66. xii. Frances Frink Child, b. in Milton, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1829, m. 
Nov. 17, 1847, William Gates. 

67. xiii. Desire Frink Child, b. in Milton, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1880, m. Dan*l 
Barrett, her brother-in-law, at Falls Church, Fairfax Co., Va. 

68. xiv. Isaac Frink Child, b. in Milton, N. Y., June 21, 1882, m. Oct. 
11, 1862, Jennie E. Kellogg. 

09. XV. Increase W. Child, Jr., b. in Milton, N. Y , Nov. 12, 1885, d. 
1872. Was a merchant in New York city, unmarried. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

55. i. Henry Frink Child, eldest child of Dr. Increase W. 
and Olive Kose Child, b. in Milton, N. Y., Oct 25, 1811, was 
a physician, and established himself in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
where he had an extensive practice ; was popular as a man, and 
acquired a high reputation in his profession. He died Sept 
1871, much lamented by his friends and acquaintances. He 
never married. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

56. ii. Salmon Child, second child and son of Dr. Increase 
W. and Olive Rose Child, b. in Milton, N. Y., Oct 25, 1812, 
m. Catharine Lewis of Ontario Co., N. Y., moved to Virginia, 
purchased a large tract of land six miles from Georgetown, and 
became a successful planter. He died Dec. 29, 1860, leaving 
a wife, but no children. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

57. iii. Marion Child, eldest dau. and third child of Dr. 
Increase W. and Desire Frink Child, b. in Milton, N. Y., 
March 2, 1814, m. Adam Wynkoop, a wealthy farmer of Hope- 
well, Ontario Co., N. Y. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children : 

70. i. Cara C. Wynkoop. 

71. ii. Desire P. Wynkoop. 

72. iii. John Wynkoop. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

58. iv. Caroline Child, second dau. and fourth child of Dr. 
Increase W. and Desire Frink Child, b. Sep. 7, 1815. She had 
a thorough education. Started a young ladies' seminary in 
Dutchess Co., N. Y, of which she was for some years principal. 



She uttiiied Bund Barrali ia ibat eemmy^ and tfaer 
lo FixrCuL Cq^ Ya. Xr. Bnrett teame in extenaTe pkiiter. 
llf& Barrett died in 1861 Mr. Barrett mumd^ aecnid, Descre 
Fiink CliOd, aster ctf lus first wife* There were na dukbeo 
bjr thk marrageL He died in 1S74. Mr. Barrett's hoi»7 was 
of ten the headquarters of OeoL McOeUan and ataff. Mf& Bar- 
rett resides as Fairfax. C H^ Ya. 

pCMtkOgfratian] CIuUrb of Qualiae Child wMi Liteiiei Ban^U : 
7X L HaiBTRAaacn; 
74 iL Baxcwi, EAaaarr. 
73u uL CAaoun BAmaarr. 
in It. KAzaAXDEi BAaacrr. 

fSi^itk GawimtiQa.] 

59. T. Hansab Ffiixs: Chilis third dao. and fifth child < 
Dr. Inczeage W. aod De»ire Friak Child, k in Miltoti, N. 
Ike, 17, 1^^, m. loadl Hawe ol Gurham, Ontario Ckx, N. 
removed to Sanfocd^ Broome Ca^ X. Y. 
[Hiatli GettPratioii.] Clikim: 

77. L Patto Hon. b. in Got^b^ Oiilano Cb^ K. T. Fcfet IS, 180^ 
0ce. SS. 1879, Dellft Baker. 

m IL BaHA P. Hon, II ia Gor^a^ OM«m Qx, H. T^ Oct. 2U IdH 
a. Aa^. 1883L loo. E. fVelei|gfa« iMde ia Floyii Gou. Iowa. 

7I». tii. Ai-Tix BrsB Howz, b. ia GoiiMa, OatviciGov N. T^ April aO, 
1817, «. Mat U, imK P^tkaoe A. Sewacd. 

aOl hr. Ainis D. Howe. b. m Gotham, Oataiio Ooc, N. T., Aug. 7, i8Cli_ 
ii a Icadicr in • ladies' fcbool at Dolib's Fmx, on the Hadam rivter. 

fBiglitli Geaetataofi-] 

81- viL Bbkjamin R Child, seventh child of Dr, Inc 
W. and Desim Frink Child, h. in Miltom N, Y,, Oct 2, 18l», 
OL Catharine Cole, dao. of Jadge Cole, of New York City. 

[Xlntli Geoeratioci,] Cbildtvo: 
ai. L HcrvT CiUL0. 
81 iL HcarairrrA Chiux 

[Bgfatb Gimenticm,] 

63v ix. Saeah a Child, sijcth dan. and ninth child of Dr. 
Increaae W. and Desire Frink Child, k in Milton^ N. Y., Jan* 
27, 1823, UL Now % 1S50, Paris Petti t son of William Bilej 
and Priscilla Child Pettit, (the mother of Paris P. was daiL 
of Jndge Salmon Child,) by Rev. John J. Stearns» in Qor- 
ham, Ontario Co., N. Y. They reside at Fort Atkinson, Jeffc 
son oonnty^ Wi& Mr& Petti t is by profession a teacher. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 89 

[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

88. i. Agnes Child Pettit, b. in Troy, Wis., Aug. 19, 1852, d. April 22, 
1853. 

84. ii. Ma&ion Cornelia Pettit, b. in Troy, Wis., April 15, 1854 

85. iii. Fannie Frink Pettit, b. in Troy, Wis.» March 9, 1856. 

86. iv. Auce Smith Pettit, b. in Troy, Wis., June 3, 1858, d. Nov. 5, 1863. 

87. V. Henry Paris Pettit, b. in Troy, Wis., July 25, 1862. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

64. X. Mabtha Child, seventli daiL and tenth child of Dr. 
Increase W. and Desire Frinlc Child, b. in Milton, N. Y., June 
2, 1825, m. Nov. 2, 1848, Andrew Van Grieson, son of John and 
Cynthia Bush Van Gieson of Lodi, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, 
by Eev. Mr. Tozer, in Fayette N. Y. Mr. Van G. is a farmer, 
Mrs. Van G. is a teacher. They Eeside in Beloit, Rock Co., Wis. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

88. i. Feed L. Van Gieson, b. Feb. 6, 1854, in Broome Co,. N. Y. 

89. ii. Chables Bush Van Gieson, b. March 25, 1860, in Rock Co., Wis. 

90. iii. Clara. Bell Van Gieson, b. Nov. 7, 1866, in Rock Co., Wis. • 

[Eighth Generation.] 

65. xl Melinda Frink Child, eighth dau. and eleventh 
child of Dr. Increase W. and Desire Frink Child, b. in Milton, 
N. Y., May 7, 1827, m. Nov. 2, 1851, Bernard M. Madden of 
Seneca Co., N. Y., now residents in Elkhorn, Walworth Co., 
Wis. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children^ 

91. i. Frances Lillian C. Madden, b. in Elkhorn, Wis., Jan. 15, 1854. She 
is principal of the high school in Elkhorn. 

93. ii. Mary Child Madden, b. in Elkhorn, Wis., July 10, 1856 

93. iii. Isaac Child Madden, b. in Elkhorn, Wis., Oct. 18, 1860. Is a 
law student. 

94. iv. Melinda Child Madden, b. in Elkhorn, Wis., May 22, 1863. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

66. xii. Frances Frink Child, ninth dau. and twelfth child 
of Dr. Inei'ease W. and Desire Frink Child, b. in Milton, N. Y., 
Jan. 18, 1829, m. Nov. 17, 1847, William Gates, son of Cyrus 
and Jane Wycoff Gates of La Crosse, Wis., by Rev. John G 
Stearns. Reside in Beloit, Wis. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

95. i. Adelbbrt Gates, b. in Tuttle, Rock Co., Wis., June 27, 1849, d. 
by railroad accident Aug. 27. 1877. 

96. ii. Jennie Gates, b. in Tuttle, Rock Co., Wis., July 3, 1861, 

97. iii. Harry Blwood Gates, b. in Tuttle, Rock Co., Wis., Apr. 18,1857. 

G 



90 



BENJAMIN GKILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



98. iv. OscAft Elmore Gates, b in Tuttb, Rock Co,. Wis., Dec. 20. ia59j 
d. Oct. 31, I860- 
09. V. Edna S. Gates, b in Tuttks Ri:>ck Co., Wis , Jan. 14, 1869. 

100. vi. Lois C. Gates, b. iu Tuttle, Rock Co., Wis., Sep. 14, ISTO. 

[Eighth GeijeratioB.] 

68. xiv. Isaac Frink Child^ fourth son and fourteentli 
child of Dr. Increase W. and Desire Frink Child, b. in Milton, 
N. Y., Jan. 21, 1832, m. Oct 10, 1862, by Jack Lynes, Esq., 
Jennie E. Kellogg, dan, of Helinoiit and Electa Washburn Kel- 
logg of New Bloomfield, Callaway Co., Mo. 

Mr. Child was a di'y goods merchant at Dryersburg^ Te: 
nessee. His death has occurred but recently, (March 9j 1879, 
and was very sudden. Mrs. Child writes us that ** He di 
of a congestive chill fever. A few days previous to his 
death, while in health, he received your letter asking for , 
his family record, when he expressed himself greatly pleased™ 
at the prospect of a genealogy of the Child family, and haa^ 
set apart the very day of his death for preparing his family 
record," the melancholy duty falling upon his wife, which she 
has faithfully performeil Mr. Child was popular as a citizei 
in Dryersburg, once Mayor of the city, and esteemed for hi 
probity, magnanimity and generosity. He removed to Tenn 
see in 1859, and through the sectional strife adhered to the ol 
Hag of the Union, affording ample prcx)f that the blood of h 
Puritan ancestry was ninning in his veins not less warmly than 
in the veins of the fathers in the days of the Eevolution. 
f Ninth Generation.! Children: 

101. I MATiGE Cnn^n, b, Oct 3. 1S«4. 

102. ii. GeroU) Child, b. Aug 18, 1865. 

103. iii. GBbT^HEN Cnnjj. b. March 15. 1868. 

104. iv. Stamford Cnn.D, b. Oct, 5. 1870. 
103. V. Guy CfiiLi>, b, June 6. 1873. 

106. vi. May Tenth Child, b. May 10, 1875. 

107. vii. Uav Child, b. April 25, 1878. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

53. iv, William Child, second son and fourth child of 
Judge Salmon and Olive Eose Child, was b. in Greenfield 
Saratoga Co., N. Y., Jan. 4, 1798, m. Feb. 5, 1820, to Susa 
Deaka She was b. Dee. 25, 1 798. On the 14th of May, 1861 
Mr. Child writes to his cousin Olive, dau. of Dr. Increase 
Child, sending to her a copy of the family record from thej 



AND HIS DESCEf 



family Bible,— ^^Wni, Clnld, k Jan. 4, 1798, m. to Susan 
Deake Feb* 5, 1820, and are this day living joyfully together, 
through the mercy of God, May 14, 1861/* 

Mr William Child was the youngest son, and the home son, until 
the spring of 1836, when he moved to Grorham, Ontario county, 
where he resided some eleven yeara In 1847, he again moved 
with his family to Walworth county, Wis., and here remained 
until his death. His children were born in Greenfteld, Saratoga 
county, N. Y. In statuVe five feet ten inches, like his mother's 
family (the Kose) he was spare, but with the Child complexion 
and eyea Fragile in health in early years, he used to say of 
himself that, ** he grew up a punj^ petted and spoiled child," 
owing some unusual indulgence to the frequent absence from 
home upon public affaii's of his father, Judge Child He was 
kind and tender in lieart, impulsive, and sometimes irritable in 
temper, but never retaining ill-will Of hunting and fishing, he 
was passionately fond, and always loved his dog and gun. An 
admirer of Burns and Shakespeare, whom he read effectively, 
and thus instructed and enterUiined his children in the long 
w^inter evenings ; with his family, he shared all his jmrsuits and 
pleasures in a marked degree. Indeed, he attributed his con- 
versign to the lovely christian life and daily prayers of his wife^ 
though he had an inheritance of godliness. After his removal 
to the west, he became an earnest Christian worker. Linked with 
the Baptist denomination, he served almost gratuitously the 
**Wisconsin Baptist State Missionary Convention," for some tinie» 
in a quiet and effective manner, collecting and dispensing funds* 
and awakening a strong sympiithy between the ditferent Baptist 
churches in the State With equal enthusiasm he regarded the 
causes of education and politics. The last outside activities of 
this fond husband and wife, were ministrations in the household 
>f a poor German family, w*ho were all sick. Mra Child caught 

'the fever, and her death from it occurred on the 17th of April, 
1865 ; two days previous President Lincoln had been assassi- 
nated. Mn Child was an ardent admirer of President Lincoln, 
and the shock of these two deaths was too severe. With no 

^organic disease, he succumbed on the 24th of the same month. 
Walking from the fire to his bed, he lay down, waved his hand 
to his son James standing near, and smiling said, *' Good-bya** 

-These incidents are related by his son, Rev. Increase Child. 




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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURT, MASS. 



[Eighth GeDeration.] Children: 

108 i. Javes Child, b. Aug, 23, 1828, m, Sep. 15,1847. Esther Diiismore, 
100. ii. Olive Chum, b. xMny 6, 1825, m. Feb. U, 1850, Alfred Pujoe. 

110. HI Increase Child, b. Dee. 10. 1827, m June 5. 1850, Artime^iji 
Lincoln, rn. 2d S^ept. 2, 1875, Adaline Flag^fr, 

111. iv. Dexter Child. K Nov. 7, 1820* d. May 8. 185^, beloTedbjAl) 
who knew him. 

112. V. Abuev Child, b May 4, 1836, m. Ndv. 12, 1850, to Cyras S. Pkul- 
lips. 

[Eighth Genera I ioa J 

108. I Jamks Child, first cliild of William and Susan 
Deake Child, b. Aug. 53, 1823, m. Sep. 15, 1847. Esther Dins* 
more. She was b, March 4, 1827- They reside in East Troy* 
Walworth Co., Wis. 
[Ninth GeDerHlioB ] Children : 

113. i. Melzar Chili*, b, Aug. 20, 1848, d, Sep. 29, 184i. 

114. ii. HuLDAH Child, b April 6, 1850, m. T- H. Conklin. She d. !f< 
29. 1872. 

115. iii. StT8AN Child, h MiireJi 7, 18o2, d. April 22, 1809. 

116. iv, William Child, b. Feb. 14. 1854, d, Oel. 3, 1855. 

117. V, William Child, 2d. h. Jiiw? 27, 1856. 

118. vi. Hexry Dk.xtkr Child, b. Oct. 25, 1858, d. S<^p. 1, 1866. 

119. vii. Emma Child, b. Mureh 17, 1861. 
130. viu. CHAUNrEY CiiiLi*, b. May 0, 1863, d. Sep. 5, 1864. 

121. ix. AmEx L. Ciini), b. Sep, 9. 18tj4. 

122. X. Esther M. Child, b. Fi-b, 13, 1869, d. Sep. 21. 1869, 



[Eighth Generation.] 

109, ii. Olive Child, ehlestdau. and second child of Willian 
and Susan Deake Child, b. in MiUon N. Y., May 6, 1825, 
Feb. 14, 1850, at Spring Prairie, Wis., Alfred Payne of Pic^ua, Oj 
a portrait and landscape painter. They reside in Hinsdale, III. 
[Ninth GeBeriitioia.] Children: 

123. T. Susan Payne, b. in Hinsikle, III, Feb. 23, ia5l, is ti teacher of 
English Literature in the Latin High School, Chicago, 111. 

124. ii, Emma Paysb, b. in Hinsdale, Hi., May 10, iai3, m, April 9, 187^ 
Charles K. Erskine, of the firm of Chase k Co., manl. of threshing m«chiii^ 
and porttible fumaees, 

125. ill. Henby Payne, b. in Hinsdale, 111., Oct. 23, 1865, is a teacher 
Hinsdale, 111. 

126. iv. Wn-LiAM CmLD Payne, b. in Hin^sdale, 111., July 28, 1861. 

127. V. Elsie Payne, b. in Hinsdale, HI , April 27, 1864. 

128. vi. Bertha Payne, b. in Hins^dale, III., January 20, 1867. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 98 

[Ninth Generation.] 

124. ii. Emma Payne, second dau. and second child of Olive 
Child and Alfred Payne, b. in Hinsdale, 111., May 10, 1853, m- 
April 9, 1874, Charles E. Erskine. 
[Tenth Generation.] Child: ♦ 

129. i. Alfred M. Erskine, b. June 12, 1875. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

110. iii. Rev. Increase Child, second son and third child of 
William and Susan Deake Child, b. Dec. 10, 1827, m. 1st Arti: 
mesia Lincoln, June 5, 1850. She was b. Dec. 31, 1829, d. June 
21, 1875 ; m. 2nd Sept 2, 1875, Adaline Flagg. She was b. 
Nov. 6, 1838. 

Rev. Mr. Child is an inheritor from his paternal and mater- 
nal ancestry, of that "mercy unto thousands of them that love 
Me and keep my Commandments," and lives to perpetuate the 
promise to future generations. The wonderful transmission of 
characteristics peculiar to different families, has found in him a 
dual manifestation. In early life he seemed to partake entirely 
of the mental features of his mother's family; with advancing 
years these were largely overgrown by the Child qualities. In 
the work of the ministry, Mr. Child has found his sphere, and 
by it has been compelled to conquer that vis inertice which is 
thought to be a Child characteristic, often hindering them from 
being and doing all they might Chastened by afflictions, he is 
the true consoler of the sorrowing; craving knowledge, he is fit- 
ted to instruct and elevate others ; loving his Master, he labors 
untiringly to win his flock into the fold of the good Shepherd, 
Quick in his sympathies, he has been earnest in his efforts to 
aid in this memorial work of a noble ancestry. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

130. i. Henry Lincoln Child, b. Aug. 10, 1851, d. Feb. 11, 1852. 

131. ii. Mary Lincoln Child, b. March 18, 1854, d. July 8, 1854. 

132. iii. Ellen Lovisa Child, b. June 20, 1855, m. Feb. 6, 1875, J. Clin- 
ton Ransom. 

133. iv. Julia L. Child, b. Feburary 1, 1858. d. June 11, 1861. 

134. V. Charles M. Child, b. April 11, 1866, d. April 13, 1866. 

135. vi. Clement Dexter Child, b. May 15, 1868. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

112. V. Abbey Child, second dau. and fifth child of William 
and Susan Deake Child, b. May 4, 1836, m. Nov. 12, 1856, Cyrus 



BENJAMIIf CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



Sl PhilUpa He was b. 

Johnson Co.^ Nebraska- 

[Ninth GenerntioD.] Child: 

130. i. Jjottje Phwufb, b, 



April 18, 1828, Resides in Tecumsel 



Dec. 



15. 1808. 

t 
[Sixth Generation.] 

45. V. Mark Anthony Child, third son and fifth child of 
Increase and Olive Pease Child| b. in Stillwater, Saratoga Co., 
K Y„ May 10, 1771, d. in St Lawrence Ca, N. Y,, Feb. 1843 
pL Hannah Benedict, Dec. 8, 1793. She was b. Jan. 1, 177^ 
d. 1818 ; m. 2nd about 1819, Submit Peacock. Had eleve 
children by the first wife, and five by the second. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

137, i Mary Child* h. Feiiruary 5, 1795. d. same day. 

188. \L Alfred Bosworth Child, b, in Greenfield, N. Y., Nov. 19, 1796? 
m. March 19, 1817, [Villy Barber. 

139. ill. Kporaim Cbild, b, in Milton, N. Y., May 15, 1798, m. about 1819, 
Margaret Van Tas^eL 

14D. iv. John Child, b. in Milton, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1800. m. Jan, 18. 1824, 
Betsey Harris. 

14l' v, Betsby Child, b. Sept- 5, 1803, m. Wm. Harris, 1823. M 

142. vL PjLULrs-A Child, b. Nov. 8, 1803. m. Walter Hewitt. f 

143. vii. Pahkllsl CmLi>, b, Aug. 28, 1804, ra. Lyman Wooater, March 0, 
1850, 

144. viii. Reksselaer Child, b. Oct, 17, 1809, ra. Charlotte Bumhain, 
Sept. 1. 1831. 

145. ix. HA5NAH Child, h, Oct. 16, 1810, m, Amos H. Bumham, 1834. 

146. X. Emellve Cun.D, b. Jan. 19, 1815, m. Jan. 27. 1835. Alanson Bar- 
ber, m. 2nd, March 11, 1862, Amos Burn ham. 

147. xl. Mark Anthony Child, Ja., b. Jan. 13, 1817, m. 1837, Lydia Rob- 
inson. 

[By second Marriage]: 

148. xii. PoLLV B. Ck[ld. h, m Milton, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1830, m. May 10, 
ia38, Charles Porter Bennett. 

149. xiii. Harriet Child, Ik 1823, m. James Purdy who lives in Ionian 
Mich.sthe d. 1871. J 

160. xiv. Walter Child, d. at 17 years. ■ 

161* XV. HB30UETTA CHILD, m. Edmund Robinson. 

152. xri, Charlotte Child, b. Nov. 18, 1883, m. Nov. 17,1864, Mr. Riddle. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

138. ii. Alfred Bosworth Child, second child and first son 
of Mark Anthony and Hannah Benedict Child^ b. in the town 
of Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N. Y., Nov. 19, 1796, ra, March 19^ 
1817, Polly Barber who was b. March 30, 1799. She was 



daughter of Ichahod and Anne Deake Barber. 
1852. They had twelve childmn. 



He died Dea 22j 




I 



The somewhat eventful liiatory of Mr. Alfred Bosworth 
Child, which we here annex, is furnished by one of his sons, 
Warren Gould Child, who passed through many of the experi- 
ences of the father^ and has much of his zeal foe the Mormoii 
faith : 

Alfred Bosworth Child, luy father, was marrtud to Polly, daughter of 
Ic^habf^d iind Anne Deake Barher. He soon after his marriag-e moved to 
the town of Morristown, St. Lawrenfe county. New York, whure he pur- 
ehasetl rt small farm^ of which he citjared and cultivated some thirty acres, 
and through economy and industry acquired a limited amount of projjcrty. 
Jt wu-s here, in the year 18Ji7, that tho princi|ilesof MormonisLu were sounded 
in his ear?L, and after a careful investij^^ation of tho &amo he enibrat'ed Mor- 
monism, sold hi.s farm and moved West r.o Kirtland, Ohio. Staying there 
but a few months, he then left with his family for Caldwetl county ^ Missouri, 
where he arrived in the fall of the same vuar havin^^ made the entire journey 
with only one team consisting of two horses. 

The family had beon settled upon a farm purchased by them, when the 
persecutions commenced nimn tlie Mormons, We were eompeUed to leave 
in tb* following spring'. The farm and one horse were taken and eonflscat* 
ed by the niob. 

He next settled in Lee county, Iowa, in the year 1840^ takings up and im- 
proving a farm on what was known as the Jialf breed track, reuuiining there 
about seven years. In 1841, he accepted the posiiion of postmaster at what 
is known as Spring Prairie pctst office, which position he held us long as he 
remained in the county, ivhi^h he left through the persecutions of the Mor- 
mon people, in 1847, He then started further We^st, travelling through that 
portion of the sta.te which at that time w^is inhabited by the Pottowatt^imie 
Indians. He settled again at or near when? Council Bluffs City, Iowa, now 
stands, taking up and ijnproving anotlier farm on which ho lived about 
live years. 

Salt Lake Va!ley having l>een selected as a last resort for the more peace- 
ful settlement of the Mormoti people, he ag?un, now the fourth time, left 
all he had. On the 8th day of July, 1852, he started for Salt Lake Valley, 
where he arrived on the first day of the following October, having travelled 
in wagons drawn by oxen and cows over one thousand miles iicross uninhab- 
ited desert and mountainous country. On the 23nd day of the next Decem- 
ber ho died of disease of the lungs, brought on through exposure and the 
haniships of his journcyings. His age was ^ years, 1 mo, and 7 days. He 
left a wife with four sons and three daughters. 
[Eighth GenfTation.] Children: 

153. i. IrHABon CniLD, b. April 20, 1818, d, young. 

154. ii, 3Iaky Child, b. March 15, 1819, d. young. 
157. lib Joseph Child, b. January 19, 1S20. d. young, 

156. iv. Poi.Lv Ann Child, b. July 20, 1822, m. R. E. Richardson, 

157. V. Majik Alfred Child, b, October 19, 1833, d. unmarried, 

Mark Alfred Child enlisted m the U, S. Army at Fort Leaven- 
' worth, Mo. J Id 1844. He marched overland to Mexico as one of 



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Gen. Kearney s staff, which positioD he held daring the war ' 
Mexico^ where he received a lance wound in the neck, and 
ball wound in the instep, which disabled him from activ^eservic 
At the close of the war he was discharged with a peusion. Af- 
ter recovering from his wounds he went to Upper California : 
was there in the great gold excitement, where he engaged in the 
ranching business, was very successful for a time, when the In- 
dians made a raid on his stock driving it ofL He with a posse 
went in f>ui^uit, in which they were ambushed in a cafion and 
their entire party killed. 

158. vi. MvBON Babsek Chh^ b. Nov. 25, 1835, m. Feb. 14, 1846, ' 
line Elmer. 

159. Tii. Hannah Polina Child, b. Jan. S4, 18S8, tn. March SO, 
William Elmer. 

160. TiiL JoH» LoKSOK Cbilo, b. Oct. 26, 1830, m. Jan, M, X850, 
Curtiss. 

161. ix. Phebe Woosteb Child, b. Jan. 17, 1S33, m. May 14, 1848. C. 
Riclmrdfloo. 

102. X. Wabren GorLD Cmui, b. Feb. 2h 1835» ni. Jan. 6, 1853, Hannah 
A. Wilder. 

Id3. xi. Orville Rensselaer Chh^d, b. Oct. 11, 1838, m,* Feb. 13. 1850, 
Uririda Raw8<>n. 

im. xil Asa Thosias Child, b, July 28, 1841, d. May 3, 1848. Lived i 
died in Lee county, Iowa. 

[Eighth Generation] 

15B. iv. Polly AxN Child, second daiL, and fourth child of 
Alfred Bosworth and Polly Barber Child, b. Jaly 20, 1S22, m* 
R K Richardson about 1847. 
[Nil! tb O vna rn U o [i . ] Ch i I d ren r 

1(35. i. Alfrkii Bos worth Hichardso:*, b. in Pottawottamie Co., Ion 
Feb. 18, 184^, cL May 111, 1848. 

166 iL Warren Child Bcwwoaru Richaedson, b. May 4, 1850. m, &h 
1871, Olive E. Singleton, 

167. iii, KeEyoEH liirHARDSON, b, Oct. 11, 1852, m. aWut 1877, 
Singleton. 

168. iv- Anuelixe RiciLiRDsoy, h. Aug. 31, 1857» in Oardon CUv. V. TorJ 
id, S. Draney. 

169. V. Levi IiicHARJ)Soy, b. Oct. Ifi, 18fi0, in i>i,nlen City, i . ier. 

170. VL Orville RiriiAUDsaN, h. JiilylU 1^112, in Ogden City, U. Te 
d. January 8, 1865. 

[Ninth Gcnenition 1 

166. ii. Warren Child Bd9\tohth Richardson, seo'>o^ 
child of Polly Ann Child and R K Richaixlson, b. May 4, 185fl 
oi. Olive E. Singleton, about 1871. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 9i 

[Tenth Generation.] Children: 

171. i. Olivb Richardson, b. July 17, 1872. 

172. ii. Harrust W. Richardson, b. November 7, 1874. 

173. ill. Thomas E. Richardson, b. August 25, 1876. 

174. iv. Annie Richardson, b. April 29, 1878. 

[Ninth Generation.] 

167. iii. Ebenezer Richardson, third child of Polly Ann 
Child and R E. Richardson, b. Oct 11, 1852, m. about 1877, 
Miss Singleton. Lives in Eldorado Co., Cal. 

[Tenth Generation.] Child : 

175. i. Emma Erinda Richardson, b. October 25, 18T8. 

[Ninth Generation.] 

168. iv. Angeline Richardson, fourth child of Polly Ann 
Child and R E. Richardson, b. Aug. 21, 1857, hl S. Draney. 
Residence, Ogden City, Utah. 

[Tenth Generation.] Children : 

176. i. Samuel E. Draney, b. August 9, 1874. 

177. ii. John H. Draney, b, August 5, 1876. 

178. iii. Joseph 0. Draney, b. August 6, 1878. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

158. vi. Myron Barber Child, sixth child of Alfred Bos- 
worth and Polly Barber Child, b. Nov. 25, 1825, m. Feb. 14, 
1846, Emeline Elmer, who was b. July 27, 1828, in Chittenden 
county, Vt 

Warren G. Child writes of M. B. Child : 

M. B. Child, now in his 54th year, crossed the plains to Utah in 1850, and 
settled in or near Ogden. Is a farmer and a prominent citizen ; has held var- 
ious offices of profit and trust, and, like all bearing the name of Child, with 
whom we have formed any acquaintance, stands high and unblemished in 
society. Is in stature of medium height, active and jovial, and rather inclin- 
ed to l)e corpulent. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

179. i. WiLUAM Wabhen Child, b. in Lee county, Iowa, Feb. 26, 1848, 
m 1868. Jennette Fife. 

180. ii. Asa Lonson Child, b in Lee county, Iowa, Dec. 29, 1849, unm. 

181. iii. Alfred Bosworth Child, b. in Pottawattamie county, Iowa, 
July 8, 1852, m. S. J. Stonebraker. 

182. iv. Myron Barber Child, b. in Pottawattamie county, Iowa, July 3, 
1854. d. Nov. 4, 1854. 

183. V. Mark Anthoxy Child, b. in Wel)er county. Utah Ter.. Dec. 22, 
1855. 

184. vi. Emeline Lucina Child, b. in Wel)er county, Utah Ter., Nov. 21, 
1858, m. Alexander Patterson. 



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185. vii. Cynthia Louisa Child, h. in WokH?r county, Utah Ter, Dec. 14 

18G. viii. Jons HqmzK Chtld, b. in Webtr Lmiinty. Utah Ter^ JuIt ^ 
1864V 

187. Lx. Chauncey CjirLi>. b. in Weber county, Ut4ih Ter, Aug. IS, 18 
d, Aug. 6, 1878 

188. X. Polly Child, b. in Weber county, Umh Ter„ Xov. 13, 1868. 
180, XL Hen BY Increase Child, b. in W*!ber eonnty, t'u^h 'IVr,, Sept. 

1870. 

[By t*econd wife, Serepfj* Cole]: 
190, xii Nathah Child, b. Oct. 24, 1801, in O^den City, Utah Ter. 
101* xiii. Haxnah S. Child, b. July 12, 1868, in Ogdeu City, UUih Ter. 

192. xiv. Myron Bakber CniLt>, b. March 7, 187'2, in Ogden City, Utah T. 

193. XV. GEomtB C. Child, b. July 22, 1877, in Og^den City, Utah Ter. 

[Ninth Generation. J 

179. L WrLLL\M Warren Child, eldest child of Myroii 
Barber and Emeliue Elmer Child, b. in Lee coupty, Iowa, Fel 
26, 1848, m. 1808, Jenuette Fife of Ogden City, Utah Ter. 
[Tenth (feneration.] Cliildren: 

194. i. WiLLUM Warrkn Child, Ja., b. Aug. 81. 18«9, d. 1878. 

195. ii, Myhon Barber Child, b. Sept. 1, 1869, at Rivt3rdttle, Utah. 

196. iii, Nettie Ellen Child, b April 4, 1873, at Hixiper City, Utah. 

197. iv. John Abkam Child, b. Nov, 2l» 1875, d. Oct. 6, 187(S, si Ho 
City, Uttth. 

198. V. Mary A. Child, b. 1877. 
**♦*. vi. LorisA Emeline Child, b. June, 1879. 

[Ninth Generation.] 

181. iii. Alfred Bosworth Child, third child of Myro^ 
Barber and Emeline Elriier Child, b. July S, 1852, in. Oct 
1872, S. J. Stonebraker. 
[Tenth Generation.] ChiMren: 
IW, i. Alfred Child, b. Sept. 13, 1874, 

200. ii. Nettie Pearl Child, b, Oct. 11, 1876. 

201. iii. Adele Child, b. Nov. 22, 1878. 



[Ninth Generation,] 

184. vi. Emeline L. Child, sixth child of Myron Barber 
and Emeline Elmer Child, b. Nov, 21, 1858, m. Alexander 

Patterson, about 1875, 
[Tent h Gene ra ti o n . ] Ch i Id ren : 

202. i, Alexander Patterm:)??, Jr., b. Dec. 28, 1876, in Utah Ter. 

203. ii Lucy E. Patterson, b. Miiy 26. 1878. in Ultih Ter. 



ipnirmtmityof 

AND HIS DESCENDANTS. vJjW'hIGKH ' 

[Eighth Generation.] 

159. vii. Hannah Polina Child, seventh child of Alfred 
Bosworth and Polly Barber Child, b. Jan. 24, 1828, m. March 
26, 1846, William Elmer, son of John and Sallie Eeque Elmer. 
He was b. Sept 16, 1820, in Norwich, Vt 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

204. i. John Samuel Elmee, b. Oct. 13, 1847, d. 1858, in Utah Ter. 
205 ii. Mark Alfred Elmer, b. in Pottawatamie Co. Iowa, Dec. 10, 1848, 

m. Minnie Jost. 

206. iii. William W. Elmer, b. in Pottawatamie Co. Iowa, Jan. 10, 1850, 
m. A. Hall. • 

207. iv. Cynthia Triphenia Elmer, b. in Ogden, U. Ter. Dec. 16, 1852, 
m. John Leavitt. 

208. V. Hannah Pauuna Elmer, b. in Ogden, U. Ter. Feb! 18, 1853, d. 
Dec 1856. 

209. vi. Polly Ann Elmer, b. in Ogden, U. Ter. Dec. 6, 1856, m. 1876, 
J. M. Taylor. 

210. vii. Phebe Wooster Elmer, b. in Payson, U. Ter. Sept. 19, 1858, 
m M. Hall, Jun. 

211. viii. Rosabell Elmer, b. in Ogden, U. Ter. Nov. 1, 1861. 

212. ix. Sarah J. Elmer, b. in Ogden, U. Ter. April 15, 1868. 

213. X. Delecta Ann Elmer, b. in Ogden, U. Ter. Jan. 20, 1866, d. in 
Ogden. 

214. xi. Charles A. Elmer, b. in Ogden, U. Ter. Aug. 1867, d. July 3, 
1870. 

215. xii. Hiram B. Elmer, b in Ogden, U. Ter. 1871, d. 1872. 

[Ninth Generation.] 

205. ii. Mark Alfred Elmer, second child of Hannah Po- 
lina Child and William Elmer, b. Dec. 10, 1848, m. Minnie 
Jost, about 1872. 
[Tenth Generation.] Children: 

216. i. Minnie M. Elmer, b. Nov. 1873. 

217. ii. Ella M. Elmer, b. July 18. 1875. 
218 iii. John A. Elmer, b. 1877. 

219. iv. Ida A. Elmer, b. 1878. 

[Ninth Generation.] 

206. iii. William W. Elmer, third child of Hannah Polina 
Child and William Elmer, b. in Pottawatamie Co. Iowa, Jan. 
10, 1850, m. A. Hall, about 1873. 
[Tenth Generation.] Children : 

220. i. Martha A. Elmer, b. 1874. 

221. ii. William W. Elmer, Jun. b. 1877. 



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[Ninth G<>neralio!L] 

207. iv. Cynthia Triphenia Elmer, fourth child of Han 
nah Pohna Child and William Elmer, b. Dec. 16, 1852, m. lS7i 
John Leavitt 
[Tenth Generation.] Children. 

2S8. L John Leavitt, Jr . Ix Deo. 4, 1873. 

228. ii. A DELE Leavht. b. Aug. 22, 1875. 

284. iii. Mlsme Leavitt, b. June 27, 1878. 

[Kinth Generation.] 

209. vi. Polly Ann Elmer, sixth child of Hannah Polio 
Child and Wm. Elmer, k Dec. 6, 1856, m. J. M. Taylor, 187( 
[Tenth General ion.] Children: 

225. i. Euzaheth Tavloe, U lR7fi. 

226. ii- John Taylor, K July 1, 1879. 

[Ninth Generation] 

210. vii, Phebe W. Elmer, seventh child of Hannah Polina 
Child and Wm. Elmer, b. Sept. 19, 1858, nh 1874, M. Hall, Jr. 
[Tenth Generation.] Children: 

227. i, Mark Hall. b. SepL 1875, d. July 25, 1878. 
288. ii. Charles Hall, h. Mareh 12. 1877, d March 29. 1877. 
320. iiL John Hall, b. Feb. 12, 1878, d. at birlh. 



[Eighth Oeuemtion ] 

100. viii. John Lonson Child, eighth child of Alfred Bos:_ 
worth and Pollj Barber Child, b. probably in Greenfield, N. 
Oct 26, 1830, m. Jan. 24, 1850, Eliza J. Curtiss, dau. of Una 
and Phebe Martin Curtiss of Pottawattamie Co* Iowa. She wa 
b. April 30, 1830, in Fountain county, Ind. Second m, 
Mary M. Cm^tiss. 
[Ninth (Jeriemtinn 1 Childrvu: 

230. i. Samaii Ann Child, l» in Pothiwattjmiie Co. Iowa, No%% 3.1850,^ 
in Ogden City. V. Ter. Jan. 3, 18.54. 

231. ii. John Columbus* CiiiLn, b. in Pottawftttumie Co. Iowa, March 1 
1852, m. Miss Pattei'son. 

232. iii. Mary Kosalie Child, h. in Weber Co. U. Ter. Jnn. 3. 1854, i 
JuJv 28, 1H<JU, C. T. Ki( hardson. 

333. iv. CHAHLEf^ ITuiAii CitiLD. Ik in WiiV»er Co. U.Ter , Nor, 2,1855.1 
Sept. 10, 1877, Atelia Thompson, 
234. V. Lester Aauon Child, b. in Weber Co. U. Ter., Feb. 8, 1858, 

I By scfond luurrittg^e— Alan- M. Cnrtiss.] 
285. vL Emma C. Child, b. Nov 2. 181)1. m. 1870. A. Bybee. 
236. Til. Phebe PAirLiKA Child, b. April, 18^. 



AND HIS descendants: 101 

[Ninth Generation.] 

231. ii. John Columbus Child, second child and eldest son 
of John Lonson and Eliza J. Curtiss Child, b.in Pottawattamie 
Co. Iowa, March 3, 1852, m. Mary Patterson, Oct 1875, Eiver- 
dale, Utah. 

[Tenth Generation ] Children: 

237. i. Lettie (-hild, b. Aug. 28, 1876. 

238. ii. Mary Eliza Child, b. May 12, 1878. 

[Ninth Generation.] 

232. iii. Mary Eosalie Child, third child of John Lonson 
and Eliza J. Curtiss Child, b. in Weber Co. Utah Ter., Jan. 2, 
1854, m. July 28, 1869, to C. T. Eichardson. 

[Tenth Generation.] Children: 

239. i. Carrie Richardson, b. July 22, 1874. 

240. ii. Martha Richardson, b. Nov. 26, 1875. 

241 iii. John Richardson, b. April 17, 1877. 

242 iv. Dean Richmond Richardson, b. Dec. 11, 1878. 

[Ninth Generation.] 

233. iv. Charles Uriah Child, fourth child of John Lon- 
son and Eliza J. Curtiss Child, b. Nov. 2, 1855, in Weber Co. 
Utah Ter. m. Atelia Thompson, Sept 10, 1877. 

[Tenth Generation.] Child : 

243. i. Clarence Child, b. June 5. 1878, Riverdale, Utah. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

161. ix. Phebe Wooster Child, ninth, child and fourth 
daughter of Alfred Bosworth and Polly Barber Child, b. in 
Greenfield, N. Y., Jan. 17, 1833, ra. May 14, 1848, C. Eichardson 
of Pottawattamie county, Iowa. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

244. i. Amanda Malyina Richardson, b. Aug. 24, 1849, in Pottawatta- 
mie county, Iowa, m. Dudley Chase, August 15, 1868. 

245. ii. Charles Child Richardson, b. in Ogden City, Utah Ter., May 
23, 1851, m. Oct. 27, 1873, A. Allred. 

246. iii. Franklin Richardson, b. in Ogden City, Utah Ter., May 9, 1853, 
m. Oct. 25, 1875, Louisa L. Shurtleff. 

247. iv. Cornslius Richardson, b. in Ogden City, Utah Ter., Mar. 20, 
1855. 

248. V. Chauncey Richardson, b. in Ogden City, Utah Ter., Apr. 5, 1858. 

249. vi. Alfred Richardson, b. in Ogden City, Utah Ter., Apr. 12, 1861. 

250. vii. John Lyman Richardson, b. in Ogden City, Utah Ter., March 
8, 1863, d. 1866. 

251. viii. Myron Richardson, b. in Ogden City, Utah Ter., Feb. 21, 1865. 



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852. ix. William RicnAHDsox, b.in Ogden City. UUih Ter.. April l.M 

253. X. Ezra Chase Richabdson, b. in Ogdcii City, Utah Ter., MejI 

254. xi, Jo!?EPH RiC'HARDsoN, b. hi Ogden City. Utah Tcr . July 1. 187L 
[Ninth GeneraliojiJ 

244, i. Amanda Malvina Bichahdson, eldest child of 
Phebe Wooster Cliild and C. Eichardson, K Aug. 24, 1849, in. 
Aug. 15, 1S6S, Dudley Chase. Reside in Ogden City, Utah. 
[Tenth Gent'mtionJ Cbiltireui 

255. i. Terza Chase, K Jan. a, 1870, 

256. ij. Ezra Cha8E. b. March 10. 1871. 

257. iii. Dudley Cbabe, b. Dec. 27. 1875. 

258. iv, IxjLY Ann Chasb, b. July 8. 1W74. 
359. V, Elsie Chase, b. Dev, 2, 1875. 
280. vi, Nancy A, Chase, b. May 22, 1878. 

[Ninth Generation. J 

245. ii. Charles Child Richardson, second cliild of Phel] 
Wooster Cliild and C, Ricliardsoiij b. in. Ogden Cit}^, Utah, May 
23, 1851, m. Oct 27, 1873, A. Allred, 
[Tenth Generation J Cbiidreu : 

261. i. Chables D. Richardson, b, Aug. 30, 1874. 
2d2. ii. JosEi'H R Richardson, b. Muy 29, 1876. 
363. iii. LuLT Ann Rich.akdson, b. June ISJ, 1878. 



[Ninth Generation.] 

246. iii, Franklin Richardson* third child of Phebe' 
ter Child and C. Richardson, b, in Ogden City, Utah Ter. MaJ 
9, 1853, in. Oct. 25, 1875, Louise L. Sbintliif! 
[Tenth Generation.] Children; 

264. i. Pheue L. Richardson, b. Get. 15. 1876. 

265. ii. Laura A. Richarhson, b, Oct. 16. 1878. 

[Eighth Generation. | 

162. X. Warren Gould Child, tenth child and sixth son < 
Alfred Bosworth and Polly Barber Cliild, h in Greenfield, Sara- 
toga county, N. Y., Feb. 21, 1835. His tirst marriage was on 
Jan. 6, 1853, to Hiinnah A. Wilder, daughter of Austin and 
Sally M, B. Wilder of Elba, Genesee county, N. Y. His second 
marriage was to Miirtha Jane Elmer, daughter of David and 
Wealthy Elmer^ who was b, Mai-cli 2, 1838, in the state af_ 
Indiana. His third mannage was u> Jane Bybee, daughter 
Lee and Nancy Bybee. She d. Jan. 19, 1878, 



HIS DESCEIi 



103 



le have already intimated that Mr. Warren Gould Child 
is a mormoiL Wliile having no sympathy whatever with those 
addicted to such false views of social life and progress, as we 
deem them^ it is yet quite in accordance with our plan of doing 
justice to all so far as it is possible, to let each one naake his 
own presentation of himself and hh family from his own stand- 
point of thought and feeling. It is easy to see from his history 
in Utah, that he is a man of robust constitution, of great phy- 
sical endurance, hold^ feai-less and of untiring energy; shrewdy 
f jagacious, fai* seeing in business, and persistent and determined 
in his undertakings. The following incidents are from his own 
pen: 

Warren G Child, now engaged in the mercantile business at Ogdi^n, be- 
sides the various travels with his father's family, has crossed the plains to 
and fmm Utah, nine difTerenI times, five times with ox. cow and lioi'se |>ower. 
Was one of the early settlers of Utah, settliiiij in Ogden City in 1852; mar- 
ried Miss Hannah A, Wilder of Elba, N. Y., in the winter of 1858. In the 
spring of '54, aecompanied by his wife^ he crossed the plains and visited 
their friends in the State tif New York. While on the desert our small party 
was attacked by Indians, who, except for the interposition of a friendly In- 
dian actuated by a higher power, would doubtless have znassaered the whole 
of our fiarty. Our losses were |a*o virions and other valuables. Having lost 
our provisions, death by starvation stronj^ly presented itself to onr view, for 
we were several hundred miles from any settlement. But again, like the 
children of Israel who, through the pro\idt?nee of GckI, were provided for, 
wo too, were met by a party of emigmnt,s of whom wo procured sufficient 
food to last U5 to the nearest j*ettlement. 

We remained with our friends in the East nearly two years and again re- 
turned to Utah, crn?;sing the plains with tive wagons drawn t)y ox and cow 
power. During this tedious journey of three tnonths duration and alwut 
mid Way, near the foot of the Black Hills, onr second son was given tis, five 
hundred railei* from the nearest settlement.. This almost proved too much 
for my wife and child, being exposed to the broiling sun by day and the 
eold mountain breezes by night, with ^nily canvas covers to shelter them, 
but they both survived. We arrived at and settled in Ogden, and engaged 
in farming under many disadvantages, having our crops (raised only by arti- 
ficial irrigation) for several yearn in succession destroyed by locusts and 
crickets, and for a time famine was at our doors. Flour could only be had 
at the price of twenty tx> thirty dolhirs per sack of one hundred pounds, and 
but little at these figures; many were compelled to live on root-s, herbs, etc. 
The winter following being of such a severe character, and so much snow 
having fallen, we could obtain no food for our stock (which had Lweii by this 
time reduced to mere skeletons) except that browsed from felled trees, and 
famine throughout our laurl, with even more serious results seemed immi- 
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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBUBY, MAS& 



The locusts aud pests that did not deposit thentselTes in the Oreal i 
Lake, left our pastures for others more green* and we were enabled lo i 
bountiful crops which commanded good prices, this being a recruiting pou 
for the Ov^erland California and Oregon Emigration. Rich mines of goU 
Silver and lead were discovered in all partes of our territory, demanding mo 
easy transit to and through our country. Soon the great Continentid 
other mi I road* were built, making Ogden the centre of four diflierent i 
road$ and the junction of the U. P, ^ S. P. Railroads. 

But a few years ago our country a desert, and pronounced unproduetjf 
is now dotted for three hundred miles south and one hundred and fifty mil 
north, with towns and villages and rich fields of grain, making a pie 
and healthful res->rt for eastern tourists and invalids. The popolatiou 
Utah now numbers ^ome 160,000, three-fourths of which number ar* that 
peculiar people called Mormons ^ih whom the writer o{ this is num^ 
Oe is 44 year? old at this writing, 1879, is ihe father of twenty-five cLi: 
twenty of whom are now living, four of them are married, he hiks nin^ 
grandchildren. His mother, nc>w living, ha^^ had near two hundred 
and great gnindcliildren, all of whom are l<X!at4L*d in Utah Territory. 

Since my arrival in Utah, ray travels have been various. In the spring I 
'58, 1 was called with a number of others to go north to Salmon River. Id 
where a settleinent had been formed by people of our faith, which had 
beseiged by Indians, who had killed ,<ome three or four of their iiumher* 
Upon our arrival we were placed on the defensive, but before any furthtT 
troubles arose we effecte+i a settlement with the ** Reds," recovering from 
them part of our lost property. Our party then started for their homes 
in the south » and on our way we were attacked by Indians, who killed imO 
scalped one of our numl>er. Other and like scenes I have gone through, but 
my scalp has been and is to-day my own property. 

Xot wishing to occupy too much space, 1 do not wish to say more only hy 
way of advice, and encouragement to those of our family following after. 
I would have them first learn the characters of their fiirefathers, and then 
strive with all their powers to keep up the reputation which has bt*«i so 
dearly iKiught and mftintainetl up t-o the present. 
fKinth Generation,] Children: 

26d, i* AusHiTiw Wilder Cbild, b, in Ogden City, Utah. Ten, F^b. 1 
1864,, m. Nov. 1. 1872, Mrs, Mary Thompson, of Riverdale. Utah Ter. 

267. ii. Wabhen Mould Child, Jr, b, in Nebraska, Aug. 15, 185fi, 
Dec. 27. 1977, Luella Chase. 

208 iii, HAi?7fAH Mahia Cuild, b. in Payson, Utah. Ter. Ang. 20, 18 
m. AiUni Russell of Scotland. 1874, 

269. iv, Rachel Teresa Child, b. in Ogden City, Utah Ter,. SeptJ 
I860, m. J. M, Browning, 

270. v, Henry Hakkison Child, b. in Ogden City. Jan. 23, 1868. 

271. vi. Heber TitoMAS Child, b, in Ogden City, May2[», 1865. 
372. vii. Julia Abelaide Child, b. in Ogden City, Mny 2, 1868, 
278. viii. Nella Doha Child, b in Ogden City, Oct. 11, 1870, 

274. ix. JE8ftE Child, b in Ogden City, July 22, 1872. 

275. X. ZiLFiiA A. Child, b. in Ogden City, April 12, 1875. d. yonng. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 105 

[By second marriage — Martha Jane Elmer.] 

276. xi. RosBTTA Jane Child, b. in Ogden City, March 26, 1859, m. 
Ambrose Shaw. 

277. xii. Susan W. Child, b. in Ogden City, Sept. 28, 1860. 

278. xiii. Charles A. Child, b. in Ogden City, July 28. 1863. 

279. xiv. Eliza L. Child, b. in Ogden City, Aug. 31*1l864, d. Feb. 1865. 

280. XV. William W. Child, b. in Ogden City, Oct 14. 1865. 

281. xvi. David J. Child, b. in Ogden City, Aug. 31, 1857, d. March 3, 
1868. 

282. xvii. Sylvia A. Child, b. in Ogden City, April 11, 1869. 

283. xviii. Theodore F. Child, b. in Ogden City, April 24, 1871. 

284. xix. Simon Child, b. in Ogden City, July 24. 1873. { Twins, 

285. XX. Elliott Child. " ** - ) d. Jan. 1874. 

286. xxi. Lilly Edith Child, b. in Ogden City, April 30, 1876, d. July, 
1878. 

287. xxii. 'Infant, not named, b. in Ogden City, July 11, 1879. 

[By third marriage — Jane Bybee.] 

288. xxiii. Effa Bell Child, b. in Ogden City, Jan 6, 1874. 

289. xxiv. Warren Lee Child, b. in Ogden City, Oct. 4, 1875. 

290. XXV. John A. Child, b. in Ogden City. July 5, 1877. 

[Ninth Generation.] 

266. i. Austin Wilder Child, first child of Warren Gould 
and Hannah Wilder Child, b. in Ogden City, Utah Ter., Feb. 
II, 1854, m. Mary Thompson. 

[Tenth Generation.] Children: 

291. i. Ann G. Child, b. Feb. 18, 1876. 

292. ii. Hannah E. Child, b. Nov. 22, 1878. 

293. iii. Austin Child, b. Sept. 8, 1877, d. young. 

294. iv. John Francis Child, b. Feb. 8, 1879. 

[Ninth Generation.] 

267. ii. Warren G. Child, Jr., second child of Warren Gould 
and Hannah A. Wilder Child, b. Aug. 15, 3856, m. Dec. 27, 
1877, Luelle Chase. 

[Tenth Generation. ] Child : 

295. i. Luelle C. Child, b. 1878. 

[Ninth Generation.] 

268. iii. Hannah Maria Child, third child of Warren 
Gould and Hannah Wilder Child, b. Aug. 20, 1858, m. Oct. 
13, 1874, Adam Eussell. 

[Tenth Generation.] Children: 

296. i. Hannah E. Russell, b. July 23, 1875, d. Nov. 27, 1870, in River- 
dale. 

297. ii. Warren A. Russell, b. May 81, 1877, in Riverdale. 

298. iii. William Francis Russell, b. April 26. 1879. 

H 



106 



BEN'JAMIN CFTLD OF ROXBrRY, NASSL 



[Ninth Generation.] 

269. iv. Rav'HEL Child, fourth child of Warren Gould »5J 
Hannah A. Wilder Child, U Sept 1860, m. J. M. Brownii 
[Teoih Generatioa] One child (not named), b. 1879. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

163. xi. Orville Rensselaer Child, eleventh child 
Alfred Boswurtli arid Polly Barber Child, b. Oct II, 1838, 
in Hauoock Co., Ill, Feb. 13, 1859, Urinda Rawson, dau. 
Cyrus S. ami Eliasa Coffin Rawsoii. She was b. in New Yorl; 
Feb. 8, 1844. 
[Ninth Generation J ChUdren: 

299. i. Oktillk Rensselaer Child, Jr., b. Jan. 8. 1860, in Ogden Cil| 
rt«h Ter. 

800. ii. Sarah Ann Coir.D. b Nov. 14, 1861, in Og^en L^ity. 

801. iii. Wn>LiAM Alfred Chfld, b. April 3. 1864, in Ogden Cil}% 

803. iv. POLLT Y. Child, b. May 3. 1866, in Ogflen CTity. 

309. ▼. Elizabeth Child, b, Aug. 11, 1868. in Ogden City. 

804. vi Mauy Eliza Ciuld. b. April 11, 1S72. in Ogden City. 
305. viL Hannah L. Child, b. Marth 30, 1874, in Ogden City. 

[Ninth Generation J 

300. ii. Sarah Ann Child, second child of Or^-ille Beni 

selaer and Urinda Rawsuii Child, h N(»v, 14, 1861, ni, Jobf 

Dewey. 

[Tenth Generation.] Child; 
306- i. Name not given 

[Seventh Generation,] 

139. iii. Ephraim Child, third child and second son of Mar 
Anthony and Hannah Benedict Chilil, b. in Milton, Saratog 
Co., N. Y., May 15, 1798, in. about 1819, Margaret Tan Ta 
who was b. Feb. 26, 1799. 

Mr. Child wiis a man at large stature and great strength-' 
is aaid he could raise a thirty-two gallon cask of cider from the 
ground, with ease, and drink from the bung. He was a ma 
by tmde, and resided at Saratoga Si>rings, N. Y. He died ij 
Saratoga Springs, K Y., Feb 8, LsyO, n^t. 82 yra. 8 mos. 
[ Eigb th e ntsm 1 1 on J C h ild rv n : 

307. i. Hannah La tin a Child, b. in Greenfield, Saratoga Co.» X. 
March 30, 1820, m. Feb. 3, 1S48, Isaac Dunwkk. 

808. ii. Almon Child, b, in Greenfield. Saratoga Co., N. Y., March 25, 18 
d. date not given. 

800. iii. Emily Child, b. in Greenfield. Saratoga Co.,N.Y., July 12, IS 3 

310. iv. Marietta Child, k iu Gret^nfieUl, N. Y., Oct. U, 182U. m. : 
Bnrge-^s, Jan. 28, 1852. 



AND filS DESCENDANTS. 107 

311. ▼. Vesta Ann Child, b.iii Greenfield, N. Y., March 4,1886, m. Nov. 
30, 1858, William S. Balch. 

312. vi. Delia Adelaide Child, b. in Greenfield, N. Y., Oct. 21, 1888, 
d. June 13, 1859. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

307. i. Hannah Lavina Child, eldest child of Ephraim 
and Margaret Yan Tassel Child, b. in Greenfield, N. Y., March 
30, 1820, m. Feb. 3, 1848, Isaac Dun wick. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

313. i. William Dunwick, b. July 18, 1849. 

314. ii. Maky Louisa Dunwick. b. Aug. 29, 1851. 

315. iii. Frederick Johnson Dunwick, b. Jan. 31, 1853. 

[Eighth Generation] 

310. iv. Marietta Child, fourth child of Ephraim and 
Margaret Van Tassel Child, b. Oct 12, 1829, m. Jan. 28, 1852, 
Eli Burgess. 

Ninth Generation.] Children: ~ * 

316. i. Edward A. Buroess, b. Dec. 5, 1852. 

317. ii. Austin C. Burgess, b. Jan 19, 1856. 

318. iii William E. Burgess, b. June 6, 1859. 

319. iv. Elwood W. Burgess, b. Nov. 3. 1865. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

311. V. Vesta Ann Child, fifth child of Ephraim and Mar- 
garet Van Tassel Child, b. in Greenfield, N. Y., March 4, 1836, 
IP. Nov. 30, 1858, Wra. S. Balch, ER conductor. Besides* at 
Saratoga, N. Y. 

[Ninth Generation] Children: 

320. i. Carrie Vesta Balch, b. in Saratoga, N. Y., June 24, 1860. 

321. ii. Nellie W. Balch, b. in Saratoga. N. Y., Feb. 21, 1865. 

322. iii. Lillie Emilt Balch, b in Saratoga, N. Y., Mar.' 24, 1868, d 
Feb. 8. 1869. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

140. iv. John Child, fourth child of Mark Anthony and 
Hannah Benedict Child, b. in Milton, Saratoga Co., N. Y. Jan. 
18, 1800, m. Jan. 18, 1821, Betsey Harris; m. 2nd, Sarah Kelsey. 

He was a hotel keeper, industrious, and a prominent mati 
in Milton, N. Y, and in Eock Co., 111., to which place he re- 
moved from Milton. He was large of stature, — about six feet 
high, — of great physical strength, weighing about two hundred 
pounds. 



108 BEXJAMIX CHILD OF ROXBITRY, KASS. 

[Eighth Generation.] t'hildren: 

323. i Bahsjey Child, b. in Saratoga Co., Aug, 4. 1821, *h in Rock Cflj 
WiB. 1855. 

321. ii, Lewis CntLD, b, Sept. 23, 1821 iu Milton, Saratoga Co. N. ^4 
m, first* Rhoda Fraser; second m, Sophronia Conrad, 

325. iii Hannah H. Child, b. Jan. 5, 1828, d, July, 183-2. 

320. iv. £MKLtK£ B, eniLD, b. Mur. 21. 1831, unm , resides with her 
mother. 

327. V, Alphkd Child, h. April, 1833, in Saratoga Co , N. Y.. d. 1849. in 
Wisconsin. ^ 

328. vi. Betsey Can.D, b. Sept. 17, 1835, d. early. 1 
339* vii. Betsey Amelia Child, (by second marriage, no date of birth 

given,) m. a Mr, Mtixon of Lima Centre, Wis. ^ 

[Eighth Genemtion.] 

324. ii. Lewis Child, second cliild and second son of John 
Child and Betsey Harris, b. Sept. 23, 1824, in Saratoga Co.^ N. Y. 
lo. 1st ab«->in l>i5T, Rhoda Fnizer; rn. 2d, Sophronia Conrad 
Resided in Monistowu, St Lawrence Co.^ N. Y. Commence 
life as fi merchant 
[Ninth Genenitivm ) Chiiflren : 

330. i. Henry John CntLD. b in Rock Co., Wis., 1858- 

331, ii. Allen Child, h. in Roek Co,, Wis., 1860. 
832. iii. Adam v'hild, b. in Rot'k Co., Wis., 18(J7. d. young 

[Seventh rJeueration.] 

14L V. Bei^sey Ch[li>, tiftli cliildand second dau, of Marl 

Anthony and Hannah Benedict Child, b. in Milton, N. Y,, Sepft 

15, 1802, ni, l823,Wm. Harris of Saratoga Co., N. Y. 

[ E i gh th G e n em t km .] Child re n : 
333. i. Benjamin Franklin Uauhis, h, Apnl 0. 1824, m. Polly Jewetl 
384. ii. Hannah Foliha Oarrjs. b. July 9. 1827, m. Jonathan Mills. 

335. iii. John Renh^elaer Harkis, b. Dim-. 18. 1834. 

336. iv, PAMitLfA Harris, b. April 19, 18;ia. 

337. V. Mark Harris, b. Ot-t. 16. 1842. 

[Ki^'hth Generation.] 

^33. i. Benjamin Franklin Harris, eldest child of Hem 
Child and William Harris, b. April tJ, 1S24, m. Polly Jewel 
about 1S48. She wm b. Dec. 9, 1828, 
[Ninth Generation.] Chiidreii: 

338. i. Lyman VVooster Harrib, b Nov. 3, 1840, il. Dec. 31, 18(J3. 
839. li. Wm, Henry Harris, b. Oct. 19, 1851. d. Dec, 2«. 1862. 
34t). iii. ALit E Harihh, b. Nov. 15, 1853. 

341. iv. FREDERtim HAiiRi^, b. Get. 10, 1854. 

342. v. Alfred Haeris, b July 4, 1855. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 109 

[Eighth Generation.] 

334 ii. Hannah Polina Harris, eldest daughter and 
second child of Betsey Child and Win. Harris, b. July 9, 1827, 
m. about 1854, Jonathan Mills, who was b. 1810, in Saratoga 
Co., N. Y., now of Austin, Moore Co., Wis. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

343. i. Albert Mills, b. 1855. 

344. ii Emma Mills, b. June 25. 1857, d. young. 

345. iii. Byron Barnard Mills, b. Nov. 18, 1859. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

142. vi. Paulina Child, sixth child of Mark Anthony and 
Hannah Benedict Child, b. Nov. 8, 1803, m. Walter Hewitt, 
of Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N. Y. 

Mr. H. went early to Detroit, Mich., with his family, and 
finally to Ypsilanti, where he has resided for many years. He 
has been engaged in mercantile business, prosperous and suc- 
cessful. His children were born in Detroit 
[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

346. i. Edmund Hewitt, b. in Detroit. Mich., Nov. 14. 1829, m. Lucy 
Post. 

347. ii. Mabt Hewitt, b. in Detroit, Mich., 1831, m. Wra. Cheever. 

348. iii. Louis Hewitt, b. in Detroit, Mich., July 33, 1834. 

349. iv. Charles Hewitt, b. in Detroit, Mich.. Oct. 3, 1836. 

350. V. Walter Hewitt, b. in Detroit, Mich., Sept. 28, 1839, m. Carrie 
Cook. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

346. i. Edmund Hewitt, eldest son of Paulina Child and 
Walter Hewitt, b. Nov. 14, 1829, m. Lucy Post of Ypsilanti, 
Mich. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children ; 

351. i. Lucy Hewitt, d. at birth. 

352. ii. Arthur Child Hewitt, d. young. 

353. iii. Mary Hewitt. 

354. iv. Helen Hewitt. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

347. ii. Mary Hewitt, dau. and second child of Paulina Child 
and "Walter Hewitt, b. 1831, m. Wm. E. Cheever, son of Eev. 
Mr. Cheever. He was b. 1835. Mr. Cheever resides in Ypsi- 
lanti, does business in Detroit. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children; 

355. i. Walter Hewitt Cheever, b. Feb. 27. 1859. 

356. ii. Fanny Cheever, b. July 9, 1862. 



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O^OriN CHILD OF 



IAS& 



[Eighth Generatiou.] 

350. V, Walter Hewiit, soo of Paulina Child and Walter , 
Hewitt, K Sept 28, 1839, m. Carrie Cook. 
[Ninth Genemtion.] Children: 

357. i. WAI.TKII Hewitt, b. May 18. 1868. 

358. ii, Florbsck Pauliwa Hewitt, b. 1870. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

143. vii. Pamelia Chijaj, seventh child of Mark Anthonj 
and nanriah Benedict Child, b. Aug. 28, 1604. uu Maixih 
1830, Lyman Wooster of Morristown, St, Lawrence Co.» N. 
Removed to North Hammond, N, Y. 

Mr. Wooster d. Feb. 22, 1849. His sons continued in Nortfi 
Hammond, St Lawrence Co., N. Y,, managing the estate till 
1855^ when most of the family removed to Rock county, Wis 
consin. Now reside at Fort Atkinson, Jefferson county^ Wis. , 

Mr. Wooster is a descendant of an honorable family of earlj 
emigrants from Worcestershire, England, who settled in Wop 
cester, Mass. The name was originally^ Worcester. Gradt 
ally, from an easier pronunciation, it was shortened to Woost 
It was a family some branches of which flourished in the Hev^ 
olution. An early member was a General in the army, and fell 
in battle, in honor of whom government has appropriate 
§25,000 for a monument. On the mothers side the family 
allianre is with the Barber family of Rhode Island, and 
French descent This alliance connects with the Gould familyJ 
from which has descended the great railway king, Jay Goult] 
Among the descendants of the^e early English emigrants, 
tind many active and enterprising citizens of the present 
well as past generations. 

Charles Abram Wm^ster of Hammond, St Lawrence countj 
N. Y.» is a worthy scion of this stock. His father, Abr 
Wooster, Was a native of Oneida county, N. Y,, born in 1^ 
While yet a boy, he went from his father's home to Nor 
Hammond, N. Y*, then a wilderness, and commenced busine 
for hinii^elf. His outfit cunsist&l of a rifle (of which he wn 
ver}^ proud as **a dead shot''), an axe, an extra shirt, and five 
or six dollars of money. He engaged in the business of luiii 
bering, takint^ his lumber and timber in rafts to Quebec, Ca 
ada. From this business and successful farming operations ! 
has become quite wealthy, and is enjoying a happy old 



AND HIS DESCEND ANTa. Ill 

(now 80), hale and hearty, in the town of Hammond. His rifle 
is still his pet, and his boast is that he can yet bring down a 
deer at forty rods. He had a brother, David Wooster, who was 
popularly known for thirty years as a hotel keeper in Oneida 
county, N.. Y. 

Charles Abram Wooster, from whom we obtain this account 
of the Wooster family, is a son of Abram and Phebe Wooster, 
a prominent citizen of Hammond, a man of much general intel- 
ligence, of large enterprise, connected with railways, banking, 
&c., in St Lawrence county. He married Ellen A. Savage of 
Hammond, and has the following children : 

1. Charles Chandler Wooster, b. Sept. 17, 1807, d. 1874. 

2. Lena Laola Wooster. b. May 0, 1878. 
3 Eva Loblla Wooster, b. May 7, 1870. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 
359. i. Lydia Elizabeth Wooster, b. Jan. 27, 1831, d. Aug. 21, 1848. 

300. ii. Lybian Augustus Wooster, b. Feb. 10, 1833, m. Henrietta Foltz. 

301. iii. Wm. Harris Wooster, b. Jan. 22. 1835. Mr. Wooster enlisted in 
the Union Army on the breaking out of the late rebellion, where by expos- 
ure he was prostrated and sent home, and died on the 3rd of March, 1862, at 
Quindaro, Kansas. Was a farmer. 

302. iv. George Washington Wooster, b. April 10, 1837, m. Annie M. 
Cornell. 

303. V. Hannah Maria Wooster, b. Sept. 3, 1839, m. Chas. Edward 
Green. 

304. vi. Sarah Amelia Wooster, b. Dec. 14, 1843, m. James M. Coakley,- 
M.D. 

305. vii. John Child Wooster, b. Feb. 3, 1840, d. May 2, 1847, in Ham- 
mond. N. Y. 

300. viii. Lyman Child Wooster, b. Aug. 1, 1849. Resides with his mother 
at Whitewater, Wis. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

360. ii. Lyman Augustus Wooster, eldest son and second 
child of Painelia Child and Lyman Wooster, b. Feb. 10, 1833, 
rxL Henrietta Foltz, d. Dec. 27, 1878, at Fort Atkinson, Wis. 
Carpenter. 
[Ninth Generation] Child: 

307. i. Mary Wooster, b. March 7, 1808, in Lima, Rock county. Wis. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

362. iv. George Washington Wooster, son of Painelia 
Child, and Lyman Wooster, m. Annie M. Cromwell, Nov. 1860 
[Ninth Generation ] Children: 

308. i. Myrtie Wooster, b. Nov. 5, 1802. 

309. ii. George Henry Wooster, b. Dec. 18, 1S04. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 1 18 

[Seventh Generation.] ^ 

145. ix. Hannah Child, ninth child and fifth dau. of Mark 
Anthony and Hannah Benedict Child, b. in Milton, Saratoga 
county, N. Y., Oct 16, 1810, m. 1834, Amos H. Burnham, who 
was b. Jan. 22, 1811. Soon after marriage they removed from 
Saratoga county, N. Y., to Hebron, Jefferson county. Wis. Mrs. 
Burnham died Feb. 25, 1861, leaving six children. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

381. i. James M. Burnham, b. in Hebron, Wis., June 9, 1836, m. Aug. 18, 
1865, Eveline Abbey. 

382. li. George C. Burnham, b. in Hebron, Wis., June 10, 1839, ro. April 
17, 1867, Charlotte Stagg. 

383. iii. Charles Burnham, b. in Hebron, Wis., March 26, 1841, m. Jan. 
1. 1868, Almira Torrey. 

384. iv. Charlotte I. Burnham, b. in Hebron, Wis., May 9, 1843. 

385. V. Rensselaer Burnham, b. in Hebron. Wis , May 12, 1845. ra. 
May 22, 1870, Mary Garlock. Was in the Union Army for the suppression 
of the Rebellion, in the 33d Vol. Infantry of Wisconsin. Was in many bat- 
tles and skirmishes— at Holly Springs, Vicksburg, Red River, Nashville and 
Mobile, besides many smaller engagements. In all these battles, he never 
received a wound He served under Gen'ls Grant, A. J. Smith and Thomas, 
No children given of this marriage. 

386. vi. Olive T. Burnham, b. in Hebron, Wis , Aug. 8, 1851. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

381. i. James N. Burnham, eldest son of Hannah Child and 
Amos H. Burnham, b. June, 1836, in Hebron, Wis., m. Aug. 
13, 1865, Eveline Abbey. 

Mr. Burnham served in the Union Army through the entire 
war of the Rebellion. He was captured by the rebel forces and 
imprisoned for nine months in a prison, where the suffering 
and barbarity were almost equal to those endured by our men 
in Andersonville prison. Mr. Burnham was in the 13th Wis. 
Vol. Infantry. He served under Gen'ls Grant, Rosecrans and 
Sherman, and was in the battle at Athens, Ala., and in the fight 
at Donaldsonville, and Lookout Mountain. 

[Ninth Generation. ] Children : 

387. i. Hannah D. Buenham, b. Aug. 2, 1867. 

388. ii. Frank D. Burnham, b. Nov., 1889. 
389 iii. Maud M. Burnham, b. Sept. 14, 1871. 
390. iv. Annie E. Burnhan, b. Aug. 15, 1876. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

882. ii. George Burnham, second child of Hannah Child 
and Amos H. Burnham, b. June 10, 1839, m. April 17, 1867, 
Charlotte Stagg. 



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[Ninth Genenition.] Chlldrpn: 
391. i. Flora M. Bitbnuam, h. Ailg. 27, 18ft8. 

892. \l Olivk K Burn ham, b. Deo. 12» 1809. 

893. iii Fred B. Burnham, b. April 18, 1S72. 

394. iv, Charlie J. Br rn it am, h, April 21, 1874, 

{Eigblh Gcncratir>iL] 

383. iii, Charles Burnham. third child of Hannah Chile 
and Amos El. Burnham, b, in Ilebron, Wia^ March 26^ 1841^ 
m. Jan. 1, 1808, Ahnira Torrey. 
[Ninth Genenition.] Children: 

395. i. ALBKRT E. Burnham, b, O^^t. 15. 1868> 

396. ii. Amos U Burnhan. b. July 14, 1870. 

397. iii. Emma E Bi:rnham» h. Sept. 10. 1873. 
898. iv. Alice M. Buknham. b. Mny 1, 1875. 

[Eighth Generation ] 

38t>. vi, Olive T. Burnham, sixth chihl of Hannah Child, 
and Amos H. Burnham, b. Aug. 8, 1861, m. Nor. 13, ISTSJ 
Will Mui>;hnll 
I Ninth Generation ] Children: 

399. i. Will OTrs Marj^hall, b. Sept. iJ, 1775. 

400 ii. Curtis W. Marshall, b. May 27, 1879. 

[Seventh Oenemtioii ] 

146. X. Emeline Child, tenth child of Mark Anthony and 
Hannah Benedict Child, b. Jan. 19, 1815, m. li^t, Alanson Barl>er, 
m. 2nd, Amos H. BuiidianL the former husband of her sister 
Hannah. All her children wt^re by her first raarriaga Mr. 
Btirnham died May 10, 1878, leaving his family in good circum- 
stances. 
[Eighth Generation ] Children of Mn?. Emeline Bftrl:>er, now Mrs. Burobam. 

401. I Polly Barrkr, b, Mareb 4. 1835, d, S^^pt. 4, 1835, 

402. ii. Benjamin Franklin Bahhkk, b. ,Ttily 31, 1837. Was in the 
Tniofi Army for Mipprcssin^ the F{ein'llion, in 1861, died early in the war 

403. iii. M.utiAN E. Barukr, b. Jan. 12, 1839, m. Nov. 15. 18.S7, John. 
UiUsimade. 

404. h\ Myhon Crtld Barber, h. Nov. 9, 1840. 
405 V. vVarrbv Gould Bahber, b. Dec, 13, 1842 He enlisted in th 

Cnion Army at the eomineiieemeiil of the Rebellion, but throu^^h exposur 
and sii'knesii lost his slight, and nviurned home and died in 1863. 

406. vi, John Child Barber, b. Deo 12, 1844. m May 4, 1868, Mar; 
Fmnees Craig Ffe is by LH'enpiition n mailer car builder, now of Miaaour 
Kimsas and Texas Railway. 

40T. vii Lyman Wooster B.%.rber. b, April 7, 1845. 

406* viii, Joseph Lawrence Barber, b. Jun. 2, 1847. 

409. ii. Ann Elizabeth Barber, b. Jan. 12, 1852. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 116 

[Eighth Generation.] 

403. iii. Marian E. Barber, third child of Emeline Child 
and Alanson Barber, b. Jan. 12, 1849, in North Hammond, 
N. Y., m. Nov. 15, 1857, John Hillsmade, of Sedalia, Mo. 
[Ninth Generation ] Children : 

410. i. Nellib Emeline Hillsmade, b. Nov. 4, 1858. 

411. ii. Myron Warren Hillsmade. b. Dec. 17, 1860. 

412. iii. John Salls Hillsmade, b. Jan. 22, 1862. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

147. xi. Mark Anthony Child, Jr., eleventh child of Mark 
Anthony and Hannah Benedict Child, b. in Milton, Saratoga 
Co., N. Y , Jan. 13, 1817, ra. in 1837 Lydia Eobinson, of Ver- 
mont, who was b. April 27, 1 818 ; they reside at Lima Centre, 
Rock Co., Wis. 

Mr. Child is of full stature, of about 190 lbs. weight ; has 
been deputy postmaster in Lima Centre for six or seven years 
past. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

413. i. Adaline Demarics Child, b. in Morristown, St. Lawrence Co., 
N. Y., Nov. 17. 1840, ra. Orson Freeman. 

414. ii. Clinton Demaricjs Child, b. in Morristown, N. Y.,Dec. 29, 1842, 
m. July 1, 1863, Samh King. 

415. iii. Martha Jane Child, b. in Morristown, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1844, 
m. Dec. 21, 1865, William Freeman. 

416. iv. John Rensselaer Child, b. in Morristown, N. Y., Jan. 14, 1848, 
d. Aug. 19. 1852. 

417. V. Mark Alonzo Child, b. Oct. 5, 1849. m. Dec. 22. 1877, Mary Mc- 
Coneghy. 

418. vi. George Washington Child, b. Sep. 28, 1852, in Lima Centre. 
Wis. 

419. vii. Louisa Amelia Child, b. Sep. 29, 1854, in Lima Centre. 

420. viii. Vesta A. Child, b. Aug. 11, 1856, in Lima Centre. 

421. ix. Charles Herbert Child, b. Dec. 12, 1858, in Lima Centre. 

422. X. Freddie Boardman Child, b. April 13, 1864, in Lima Centre. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

414. ii. Clinton Demarius Child, second child of Mark 
Anthony, Jr., and Lydia Robinson Child, b. in Morristown, 
N. Y., Dec. 29, 1842, m. July 18, 1864, Sarah King, who was 
b. in Plymouth, Yt., Jan. 5, 1845. 

Mr. Child served two years in the Union Army in the war 
of the Rebellion. He is in the mercantile business, and is 
postmaster at Lima Centre, Wis. 
[Ninth Generation.] Child: 

423. i. Alabel Child, b. in Plymouth, Vt., April 17, 1865. 



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BENJAMIN 



ROXBimy, MASSL 



[Eighth Gouenit km] 

415. iii. M.iRTHA Jane Child, third cliild of Mark Anthony, 
Jr., and Lydia Robinscjii Child, K in Morristown, N. Y.^ Aug. 
28, 1844, m. Dec. 21, 1865, William Freeman. 

Mr. Freeinun served iu the Union Army in tlie war of th^ 
Rebellion, lie is a black.^inith, 
[Ninth Genemtion ] Chilrken: 
423^ i Ohh>n EunENE Fkekman, b, Mwy 10. 1867. 

424. ii. Medoha Etta Fiieeman, h. May 9, 1871. 

[Seventh Genemtion.] 

14S. xii. Polly B. Cuili^, twelfth child (and first l.»y Su| 
mit Peacock) of Mark Anthony and Submit Peacock ChiM, 
in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N. Y., Nov, 9, 1820, m May 
1888, Charles Porter Bennett, who was born in the village < 
Mifkleton» Gloncestershire, England. July S, 1812. Reside i^ 
Ypsilanti, Mich. 
[Eightii Gtnjemtion] Cliiliheii: 

425. L Make Bennett, 1j iu Ypsilanti, Washt<5naw Co.. Mich.. M^y H 
1841. d. Aug. 12, 184 L 

426. ii, CHARLEt* Benkett, 1> ill Yji.silHnti. Mich,. April 10, 1843, d. 
3, 1845. 

427. iii. Hannah Frances Be>'nktt, Ik in Ypsihinti, Mich., April ! 
1840»m, March 11, 184J7, John Alkin. Jr. 

428. W Mart Porter Bennett, b. in Ypsilmiti. Mich, Auja:. 5, 1848, i 
Charles M, Phillips 

429. V. Walter Benneti", b. in Ypsilaiiti, Mich,, May 20, 18o2.<l 3tari 
10, 1955. 

480, vi. Charles Walter Bennett, It. itt Vp.iilrtnti. Mich., Feb. 167 
1858. 



[Eighth GenerRtioH ] 

427, iii, Hannah Fr.ances Benneit, Jliu. of Polly 
Child and Charles Porter Bennett, b, in Y]>silanti, Mich^ 
April 2i>, 1846, m. Mitrch 11, 18r»7, John Atkins, Jr., in th 
town of Milford, 0;jkland Co*, Mich. 

[Kjjitli Generation.] Children: 

431. i. Mauv Bennett Atkins, b. in Milford, Oakland Co., Mich,, Sep 
5. !8ft8. 

432. ii. Charles Bennett .^tkink, b. in Milford. Mich., May 22. 1871. 

433. iii. Alice Polly Atkins, b. in Miliord, Mich., April <J, 1874. 

[Eig-hth Generation,] 

428. iv. Mary P, Bennett, dan, of Pollv B, Child mi 
Charles Porter Bennett, b. in Ypsilanti, Mich , Aug. 6, 184S 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 117 

m. June 6, 1876, Charles M. Phillips, of Milford, Oakland Co., 

Mich, 

[Ninth Generation.] Child: 

434. i Fanny Eliza Phillips, b. in Mason, Ingham CJo., Mich., Oct. 21. 
1877. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

151. XV. Henrietta Child, dau. of Mark Anthony and 
Submit Peacock Child, m. Edmund Robinson. Mrs. Eobinson 
d. in Milton, Rock Co., Wis., 1865, where Mr. R. lived in 1873. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

435. i. Sylvester Robinson. 

436. ii. Dextek Robinson. 

437. iii Edmund Robinson, b. July 27, 1849. 

438. iv. Walter Hewit Robinson, b. 1853. 

439. V. Augusta Robinson, b. 185(5. 

440. vi. Willie Robinson, b. 1861. 

441. vii. Hekbbrt Robinson, b. 186:1 

[Seventh Generation.] 

152. xvi. Charlotte Child, sixteenth child of Mark 
Anthony and fifth by Submit Peacock, b. Nov. 18, 1833, m. 
Nov. 17, i8«4, Mr. Riddle. 

[Eighth Generation ] Child: 

442. i. (Name not given.) 

[Sixth Generation.] 

46. vi. Dr. Ephraim Child, sixth child of Capt. Increase 
and Olive Pease Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, May 10, 1773, m. 
Mary Woodworth, youngest child of Ephraim and Anna More 
Woodworth of Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N. Y., Jan. 1, 179f». 
She was b. Feb. 2, 1781, and d. July 18, 1843, at Syracuse, N. Y. 
He was a physician, and practiced his profession in Stillwater, 
N. Y., where he d. June 10, 1830. They had ten children. 

Dr. Ephraim Child was a cousin of the celebrated lawyer, 
Ambrose C. Spencer. The mothers of Mr. Spencer and Mrs. 
Child were sisters. Ambrose C. Spencer s first two wives were 
sisters of Governor DeWitt Clinton ; his third wife was a Norton. 
He survived them all. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

443. i. Eliza Ann Blbeker Child, b. in Stillwater, N. Y., May 18, 
1799, m. Sept. 20, 1841, Zalmon Rice, who d. July 6, 1844. No children. 

444. ii. Ephraim Child, b. in Stillwater, April 10, 1801, m. 1st, Jan. 
25, 1825, Elizabeth Curd Redford; m. 2nd, Betsey Jewell ; m. 3rd, Ann Eliza 
Olmstead. 



BENJAMIN CHILD 0¥ ROXBCTBr. HASSL 

44$. iii. OKrnjje Wbitmoes Cnio», b. in StiUwaier» Dee, ^ 1808. a. ' 
Mbtmi 1828, Matj G. Eno. 

44d. IT. TuKBESA PE.ISE Child^ b. in Stillirat^r, Jan. 2a, 18Q3, m. tbtmi 
1828, CoL John Flt2gei«]d, decemseiL 

447. T. NOA01AII MOO0T CHILD, b. in Stillwater^ Dw. SO. 1806. m, Ij< 
October, 1899, 3Iartbii Brewer; m. Snd, Jan. 28, 188&, Sanh Elizabetii 
Dawei. 

448, Ti, Qeket Djin« Chiuv b. in Stillwater* Dec., 1806, m. Julia Ami 
Perkins. 

4t9. iii. fiSKKiETTA ScBinxBR Csuji, b. ID Stillwater, Dee. 23, 16 
m. Not. 12, 18^4^ Luke AironL 

460. TiiL Maxly Anna Hollabd Coiij), b. in Stillwater, Oct. 18v 1813^ iil 
1844^ Jarob A. Stjiats of Liiuisvllle, Ky., d. Jnlr 4, 1850* 

451. ix, Re*hetta WiLLAKD Chiu), b. in Stillwater. Jan 19, 1817, m, 
John H. Pope. Lived at the cor. State and Magatine ^ts., (Itfa District, N|{ 
Orleans. 

452, X. Cabounk Ca.xfield Child, b in Stillwator, Aug. 13, 1821, 
Cajit. Charles Barger, Julr 0. 1848. He d. March 4, l8o4S. She m. 
G. W Germb, now of San Francisco, Cal. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

443. i. Miss Eliza A. B. Child was early betmtbed icT^ 
Cyreoius W. Canfielcl of Rochester, New York. Theacijuaint 
ance was made when Miss Child was a pupil of the AcadeW 
and Mr. Can field a student of Union College, Sclienectadj 
N, Y. The engagement was a long one, for both were joung 
and Mr. Canfield had his coll^ate course to finish, and hi^ 
professional one to pursue, and then to enter \ipon its dntie- 
and emoluments before they could expect their union. But 
each was true, and the golden ho|>es of success illumined the 
years of waiting. 

Earnest study and courageous toil were opening the doors to 
an honorable and gifted manhood^^fond parents rejoicing iu 
fulfilled expectations, — friends pxophesying high attainmeiil 
and a prominent career,— a bright and loving maiden puttii 
on the festive robes; suddenly the end came; a few daj 
illness, and the life of earth was left for the life of et 
Parents* hopes crushed, friends* bright anticipations ov€ 
thrown, sable garments exchanged for bridal sheen, the 
riage week lieeame that of entomljment. Comforted by ti 
readv and full recognition of her lovers talents and aequb 
ments, made by his friends anrl legal associates. Miss Child 
time could smile again. In Septemljer, 1841, she became tl 
wife of Mr. Zalmon Rice a merchant of Lyons, Wayne Co., 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 119 

New York, whom she has survived many years. But the glow- 
ing tints of her morning have not wholly faded from the even- 
ing of her life, and to meet the chosen one of early days, is 
one of the joys of anticipation crowning the future existence. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

444. ii. Ephraim Child, second child of Dr. Ephraim and 
Mary Woodworth Child, b. April 10, 1801, m. first, Jan. 25, 
1825, Elizabeth Curd Bedford; m. second to Betsey Jewell; 
m. third to Ann Eliza Olmstead. Resides in Weedsport, K Y. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

453. i. Orville Child, b. in Troy, N. Y., Feb. 9, 1827. Resides in Syra- 
cuse 

454. ii. Wallace Child, b. Feb. 22, 1831, d. June 9, 1831. 

455. iii. Martha Rknetta Child, b. June, 1832, m. Floyd Johnson. 

456. iv. DeWitt Clinton C^hild, b. June, 1834, d. Oct. 21, 1844. 

457. V. Eliza Ann Child, b. April 23, 1836, m. Dec. 27, 1858, Samuel 
Everhart. 

458. vi George W. Child, b. Dec. 1, 1839, in Lysander, Oswego Co., 
X. Y., m. April 23, 1865, Mary Cordelia La Fever. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

457. V. Eliza Ann Child, fifth child of Ephraim and Eliz- 
abeth Curd Eedford Child, b. April 23, 1836, m. Dec. 27, 1853, 
Samuel Everhart of Lyons, N. Y.; he was b. Nov. 10, 1829, 
in Newfield, Tompkins Co., N. Y.; removed to Berlin, Mich. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

459. i. Floyd Johnson Eveuhart, | «p^;«s ( b. at Nayland, Allegan. 

460. ii. Ephraim Everhart, ) " \ Co., Mich.. Apr. 11, 1855. 

461. iii. Carrie Estella Everhart, b. at Berlin, Mich., Nov. 24, 1857. 

462. iv. Geo. Wright Evehji art, b. at Berlin, Mich., Oct. 29, 1863. 

[Eighth Generation.! 

458. vi. George W. Child, sixth child of Ephraim and 
Elizabeth Curd Bedford Child, b. Dec. 1, 1889, m. April 28, 
1865, Mary Cordelia La Fever. She was b. August, 1848, at 
Hector, N. Y. Beside at Grand Rapids, Mich. 

I Ninth Generation . ] Children : 

463. i. Charles Sanford Child, b. at Muskegon, Mich., Feb. 17, 1867. 

464. ii. Wm. Orville Child, b. Jan. 6, 1869, in Muskegon, Mich. 

[Seventh Generation] 

445. iii Orville Whitmore Childs, third child and second 
son of Dr. Ephraim and Mary Woodworth Child, b. in Still- 
water, N. Y., Dec. 29, 1803, m, Mary G. Eno. (The date of 



lao 



BEXJJLMIX CHILD OF EDXBrRT. KA^& 



the msxriiige or birtli of children we huTe been atiable to i 
laiD.} 

Onrille W. Childs was cme oi the foretnosi and abkst pincti- 
cd civil eogiiieers in this coootiy. He wss eari j in the employ 
of the State of New York^ and oar magnificent public works 
attest his genius and hts akflL Hi? labors and accomplish- 
ments were not confined to this State alone, but were extended 
to and embracai other gigantic enterprises and works of national 
interest and renown- 
He had charge of a large amount of work, and was engaged 
in the survey and tx^nstructioQ of the Champlain canal improve- 
ment, in 1824-0, and the building of the Osw^o canal in 182^S. 
He made the sur^^ey and plans for the improvement and nav- 
igation of the Oneida river in 1829-30, which were adopted, 
and the work was completed in 1850. He was next engaged 
with John R Jervis in constructing the Chenango canal, in 
1833-6, and in the latter year commenced his labors on 
Erie canal enlargement, which was divideil into tliree di\isioi] 
he being the chief engineer of the middle division of that wor 
which extended from Symcuse to Rochester. He was 
pied upon this enlargement during most of the many years \ 
took to complete that great work : but not as a division en- 
gineer only, for in 1840 he was appointed chief engineer of the 
New York State work^ entire^ which position he held aa 
filled with signal ability and honor for a period of seven yc 

In 1848 he was the Democratic candidate for the office i 
slate engineer, then created, but was defeated with the rest i 
the ticket He was the companion, adviser and trusted frien 
of Governor William C. Bouck^ Azariah C. Flagg, Henry 
mour, Jonas Earll, Jn, Michael Hoffman, Stei>ben Van Ren 
selaer and their contemporaries, and shai*ed with John B* Jef- 
via and William J. McAlpine the celebrity and honors aria 
from the plans upon which the enlarged Erie canal were 
Of those eminent engiueei-s who grew up with him or iind^ 
him and reached prominence in their profession are Van , 
Richmond and Sylvan us H Sweet, each having filled the offi^ 
of 8tate eiigiuwr seveml different times, and John IX Fav. tl 
eminent canal commissioner. 

In 1848-9 he was chief engineer in the survey and coiistnj 
tion of the N. Y. Ceotnil RE, from Syracuse to Rochester (d 



rect road). He left tliis to accept a like position at the instance 
of the American Atlantic and Pacific Ship Canal Ca, of which 
Cornelins Vanderbilt and others were at the head, and who 
had a grant from the government of Nicaraiigua, Central 
America, to bnild an inter-oceanic ship canal across that coun- 
try, and in this gigantic enterprise he was occupied in 1850-52. 
His reports, maps, surveys and estimates of this work at- 
tracted universal attention throughout this country and Eu- 
rope, and are regarded as models of thorough, exact and re- 
liable scientific and practical skill. It was and is still hold to 
be the most feasible and perfect survey of that routCj which 
extended from the harbor of Grej^town on the Atlantic, to tliat 
of Brito on the Pacifia The difficulties which were ovei'come, 
both of an engineering and physical character, to accompMsh 
this work, together with the prominence of the enterprise and 
the ability with which it was conducted, established and con* 
firmed his high rank in his profession. He also surveyed the 
route across the country from Lake Nicaraugoa to the Pacific, 
of the Accessory Transit Co. s passenger route, and aftenvards 

Iviisited Europe with Commodore Vanderbilt and othei's in rela- 
tion to raising the necessary capittd for constructing tiiis ship 
canal, and was received there with marked attentions and honor. 
The above reports made by him have now become scarce, out 
of pnnl:^, and are highly valued, 

Subsequently he became cliief engiiieerj and surveyed and 
constructed the Terre Haute and Alton RR in 1855-8; was 

(one of a commission of three to report on the practicability of 
putting a tunnel under the Hudson river at Albany, and made 
a survey and important investigation in l>ehalf of the State 
of New York, for the purpose of designating and fixing the 
limits and boundaries of the City and County of New York, 
and to determine the extent of the encroachments thereon, and 
afterwards was engaged in the matter of tlie harbor defences 
about that city. 
B He removed from Syracuse, N. Y., where he had resided for 
the greater part of his life, to Philadelphia, Pa., about 1860, 
where he was engaged as one of the patentees and proprietors 
of the sleeping ears, then newly invented, and in other railroad 
tinteresta Was president of the Central Transportation Co., 
I 



P BESJAXIS CHILD OF BOXBTBT, MAfl& 

Md the Philadelphia Car Worka, mod died tn tfaat citr Sejl 

e, 187a 

Htfi name waa ayncmjrmoiia wrth integrity^ imflaggjog iDdoa- 
Uy aud high moral aod loteDeeliial worth. He wms m doae^ 
hard rttident, perRevering, and of high and exalted ideaa as u> 
hia profettiion^ in which he Ux>k great pride, and saogfai br 
every means in his power to derate its standaid to the highest 
pilch* He liad profound contempt for all who were idle, shift- 
leas, di«lt4if>e^ or tinambitioufi. He was indefatigable in ac- 
complishing whatever be undertoo)^ and was npright, honMOj 
and incomiptiblei without the shadow of a blemish in his who 
profieaaional careen The labors of his pen will be fcmnd j 
tered through the public documents and statute books of 
Stale during a period of forty years prior to his death, and 1 
c<>ntributed much to profes&ioDal literature. He prepared the' 
majority of the canal reports to the Legislature during Ins Um^ 
Always carefuii a>nsiderate and exact to the minutest poiat 
the*je habits of thought and action made him a safe <x>anseIW 
and guide^ and hij* opinion and advice was much sought aftar. 
In all the^ qualities he left a noble example in his profession 
aa well as out of it. He was of dignifieil, impressive bearing, 
and unusually fine looking, of full habit and excellent fes&tufCSt 
and left a handi;«*me fortune. His conversation was deeply ia- 
tcTcsting, his manner forcible and sincere, and bis utterances 
always curried weight Vigorous, inflexible in his conviction^ 
and accustomed to push all his undertakings to a succes«f 
laAue, he justly earned the appellation, "an extraordioa 
man/' 
[ICigblb GeDerotion.] Cbildren: 

*♦•• u Carolwe Mary Ch[U>b, b. 18a«, m. 1st, William T. ShearJ 
John H. Nyp, 3d, M. B. Weaver. Mrs. Weaver resides at W^averlr, K. 

*♦** ii. John Hinman CmLDs, b, 1830, in. Oct, 7, 1863, Frances Aroc 
Burt4jii» tbiii. of Burr and Luura M. Burton, at Syarcuse, N, Y. Shei 
b. ttt Syracuse, Feb. 8, 1844. 



[Kinth Generation,] Children of John Hinman and France* Burton < 

♦♦•♦ i. Orvillk Bukton Cuilds, h. June 3, 1864, d. Jnly 26, 1865. 

♦*♦♦ ii. Fannie Childs, K Auj^, 19, 1865. 

*♦•♦ iii, MAiiY O. CiniJJS, h. Dee. 13» 1866. 

*♦♦♦ iv. John Ciiild^, b. June 10, 1868. 

♦*•♦ v. Cakiue Chillis, b, Aug, 2G, 1874. 

*♦♦» vi. FlA>RENOE Childs, b. Sept. 6, 1877. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTa 128 

[Seyenth (feneration.] 

446. iv. Theresa Pease Child, fourth child and second dau, 
of Dr. Ephraim and Mary Wood worth Child, b. in Stillwater, 
Saratoga county, N. Y., Jan. 25, 1805, m. about 1828, Col- 
John Fitzgerald. Col. Fitzgerald died at Phoenix, N. Y., 
where Mra F. still resides. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

465. i. Ephraim Fitzgerald, b. in Stillwater, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1830, m. 
Ella Alvord. 

466. ii. Ctremus Cakfield Fitzgerald, b. in Clifton, Saratoga county, 
N. Y., March 19, 1882; m. 1st, Maria Gonez, m. 2nd, Mary Porter; m. 3rd, 
Willie M. Graves. 

467. iii. Frankun Alvord Fitzgerald, b. May 28, 1834, m. 1854, Ada 
H. Leland. 

468. iv. George Fitzgerald, b. 1843, d. at 8 months. 

f£ighth Generation.] 

465. i. Ephraim Fitzgerald, eldest child of Theresa Pease 
Child and CoL John Fitzgerald, b. in Stillwater, N. Y., Oct. 28 
1830, m. Jan. 20, 1854:, Ella Alvord, dau. of Thomas Alvord, 
Esq., of Homer, N. Y., at one time Lieut Gov. of New York. 
Mr. Fitzgerald was a hardware merchant in Phoenix, N. Y. 
[Ninth Genaration.] Child: 

409. i. Elizabeth Fitzoekald, b. Sept. 28, 1860. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

466. ii. Cyrenius Canfield Fitzgerald, second child of 
Theresa Pease Child and Col. John Fitzgerald, b. in Clifton, 
N. Y., March 19, 1832, ra. Dec. 1858, Maria Gonez, of Leon, 
Nicaragua, Central America. She died in Chenondaga, Cen- 
tral America, Nov. 30, 1867. He m. second, Mary Porter, dau. 
of John K. Porter, of Albany, N. Y. She lived but three 
months after marriage. He married third, in 1870, Willie M. 
Graves of New Haven, Ct. They reside at Venezuela, South 
America. Mr. Fitzgerald is a mining engineer, on a salary of 
twenty thousand dollars a year. 

[Ninth Generation ] Children: 

470. i. RiNALDo Fitzgerald, b. in Chenandoga, Cent. America, Sept. 14, 
18e0. 

471. ii. Geo. Edwin Fitzgerald, b. in Chenandoga, Cent. America, Aug. 
14. 1862. 

472. iii. Theresa Fitzgerald, b. in. Chenandoga, Cent. America, Aug. 
17, 1864. 

473. iv. DoNNiE Felipe Fitzgerald, b. in Chenandoga, Cent. America, 
Nov. 29, 1867. 

Three of these children are now in Claverick College, N. Y., and one in 
school at New Orleans, La. 



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[Eighth Generation.] 

467. liL Fra>*klin Alvord Fitzgerald, third child 
Theresa Pease Cluld and CoL John Fitzgerald, b. in Salina^ 
Onondaga county, N. Y., May 28, 1834, m. 1854, Ada H, 
land, dau. of Judge Leland of Steuben county, N. Y. 
[Kinth Goneration*] Chiklren : 

474. i. L, Amelia Tueeesa FrrzoEEALD, k Sept 28, 1855, in 
county, N. Y. 

475. iL John L. FiTZfJEKALD, b. Sept. 2S, 1859, member of Union Colli^ 
and trill graduate 1880. 

470, iii Nellie Fitzgerald, b. in Half Moon, N. Y.. Sept. 28, 1861. 
477. iv. LouiiiA 8TILLMAN FiTSMifiRAiJ), b* in Bninawick, Ga., July l| 
1875. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

447. V. NoADiAH Moody Childs, fifth child and third son i 
Dr. Epbraim and Mary W<:K>d worth Child, b. in Stillwater, Sar. 
atoga county, K Y,, Dea 6, 1806, m. first Oct 1839, Martha 
Brewer, dait of Simeon and Eunice Brew^er of Provndence, R 
L She was b. Aug. 23, 1821, and d, at Syracuse, N. Y,, Aug 
31, 1863. His second m. was in Jan. 26, 1865, to Sarah Eliz 
beth Dawes, dau. of Ebenezer Dawes, Esq. 

Daring the first half of his life, Mr. N. M. Childs was a cii 
engineer like his brother Orville W., and with him assisted in the 
running and construction of the Oswego canal, in 1828-9, the 
Oneida river improvement in 1829-30, and the Chenango caoa 
in 1835. He was then appointed superintendent of the Oswc 
canal, which office he filled until 1839, and had charge of the < 
traordinary repairs and improvements made in this canal durin 
that time. He was engaged as an engineer on the Erie cana 
enlargement from Syracuse to Lyons in 1839-40. In 1841, he 
entered into mercantile business, and the manufacture of salt i 
Syracuse, (then Salina) taking up his residence there, and has ev< 
since been so engaged to quite a large extent He was one of 
commissioners of public schools of Syracuse, and was presideD 
of the board of education in 1855. He was one of the truste 
of the Syracuse Salt Company, and was president of that i 
pany in 1872, and a prominent citizen of Syracuse, where h? 
still resides. 

Martha Brewer, the first wife of Noadiah M. Childs, (bor 
1821, died 1863) was a woman of remarkable sweetness of oha 
acter, deep piety, and good deeds. She practiced a liberal cl 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 125 

ity, was quiet, unobtrusive, and took a prominent part in church 
matters. She was one of those who first organized Plymouth 
Church at Syracuse, and died in the midst of her useful life, 
deeply befeaved by all who knew her. 

[ Eighth Generation. ] Children : 

478. i. Ei.iZABBTH Bell Childs, b. in Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1840, m. 
Feb. 9, 1869, Theodore L. Scott. 

479. ii. Daniel Bbbwbr CHHiDS, b. in Syracuse, May 5, 1848, m. Dec. 
24. 1867, Mary P. Powers Vanderworker, of Waterford, N. Y. 

480. iii. William Augustus Childs, b. in Syracuse, March 9, 1846. 

481. iv. Franklin Earl Childs, b. in Syracuse, Oct. 16, 1848. 

482. v. Anna Louisa Child, b. in Syracuse, Sept. 3, 1855, m. June, 1877, 
Henry D. Dillaye, Esq., attorney at law, of the firm of Vaun, McClennan & 
Dillaye ; reside in Syracuse, N. Y. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

478. i. Elizabeth Bell Childs, eldest child of Noadiah 
and Martha Brewer Childs, b. in Syracuse, N.Y., Oct 29, 1840, 
m. Feb. 9, 1869, Theodore L. Scott, Esq., cashier of the Na- 
tional Albany Exchange Bank, at Albany, K Y. 

[Xinth Generation.] Child : 

483. i. Martha Bell Scott, b. in Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1876. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

479. ii. Daniel Brewer Childs, second child and eldest 
son of Noadiah Moody and Martha Brewer Childs, b. in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., May 5, 1843, m. Dec. 24, 1867, Mary R Powers 
Vandenverker, dau. of Eobert and Margaret Vanderwerker of 
Waterford, N. Y. 

Mr. Childs* graduated at Yale College, in 1868, and at the 
Albany Law^ School, in 1864. He entered the law office of 
Sedgwick, Andrews & Kennedy, at Syracuse, N. Y., and re- 
moved to the City of New York, January 1st, 1866, where he 
entered into partnership with the lion. Amos G. Hull, and 
practiced law under the name of Hull & Childs for four years. 
Hi.s health l)ecoming impaired, he suspended practice for a 
year, when he resumed under his own name, in 1871. In 1874 
he formed a partnership with Hon. Herbert G. Hull, subse- 

♦ We are indebted to the kindness of Daniel B. Child, Esq., of New York 
City (195 Broadway), for brief notices of some of the members of his branch 
of the family. In connection therewith, he remarks: "I will add that my 
uncle, On'illo W., and my father were the first to add the final "«" to our 
name, in our line, a thing I regret." 



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BKNJAMIK CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



quently Assistant U, S. District Attorney, under the name 
Chi Ids Sc Hull, which firm still cootinues, having its office 
the Western Union Buildings 196 Broadway, N. Y., he resi 
ing at Englewood, New Jersey. The firm has been enga; 
in many important and prominent suits in that city, and does 
a large civil business. 

He was a director in the Manhattan Quotation Telegra 
Co., in IHT-i and ltS75, and was one of the original projectoi 
of the Law Telegraph Co., in 1874^ by which lawyers and their 
clients, and merchants geaenxlly, were put into telegraphic com- 
munication with each other, the courts and public buildings in 
New York and Brooklyn, and in which telephones are now used, 
and he has been from its organization a director, and the vice 
president of that eonipauy. 
[Eighth Generation.] 

480. iii. WrLLiAM Augustus Childs, third child and sec- 
ond son of Nondiah MocKly and Martliii Brewer ChikKs, b. ai 
Syraeuse, N Y, March 9, 18i6, m. Dec. 5, 1878. Julia Maria 
Selleck, dau. of James W. and Elizabeth Selleek of Englewood, 
N. Y She was b. at Brooklyn, N Y., Jan. 25, 1850. 

Mr. Ckilds studied at the University of Michigan, at 
Arbor, and removed fmm Syracuse to the City of New Yo] 
early in 1866. He entered tlie wholesale woolen house of IIuI 
Holmes k Ingersoll, in Walker street, and after remaining ther^J 
a few years, he went into the employ of the Standard Life l^^M 
su ranee Co., of which he was made ttssistant secretary. In 
1871 he received the apj>ointment of superintendent of agen- 
cies of the Manhnttan Life Insurance Co., and in 1874, became 
interested with his brother Daniel, in projecting the Law Tel 
graph Co., heretofore described, and devoted his entire time a 
energies to Vniilding it up to its present successful conditi 
From its organization he has been a director, its treasurer ai 
manager. 

The office of the Company is at 140 Fulton street, N 
and he resides at Engl e wood, N. J. 
[Ninth Gi?neratifm.] Child: 

**** i. Arthur Cbilds, b. ftt Englewood, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1879. 

[Eighth Generation,] 

481. iv. Fraxklin Earl Childs, fourth child and third son 
of Noadiah Moody and Martha Brewer Childs, b. in Syrai 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 127 

N. Y., Oct 16, 1848, m. Nov. 20, 1878, Mary Irene Sabin, 
dau. of John and Cora Irene Scranton Sabin, b. Jan. 8, 1858. 
She is the granddaughter of Edwin Scranton, Esq., who was 
editor of the first newspaper published in Rochester, N. Y. Mr. 
Childs graduated at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y, class of 
'59. Residence Bay City, Mich, 
plinth Generation.] Child : 
**** i. Emaltta Phillips Childs, b. in Bay City, Mich., Oct. 21, 1879. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

448. vl Henry Davis Child, sixth child of Dr. Ephraim 
and Mary Woodworth Child, b. Nov. 16, 1808, in Stillwater, 
N. Y., m. Aug. 1832, Julia Ann Perkins. She d. in Wilming- 
ton, Will Co., 111. July 17, 1878. He was a farmer, and died 
in W. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

484. i Celia Ann Child, b. Nov. 24, 1834, m. 1st, Z. F. Hanford, m, 
2nd, A. Wilkins. 

485. ii. Helen Child, b. May 20, 1841, m. R. D. Loudon, farmer. 

486. iii. Frank Child, (adopted.) 

[Eighth Generation.] 

484. i. Celia Ann Child, first child of Hemy Davis and 
Julia Ann Perkins Child, b. Nov. 24, 1834, m. first, ^Nov. 24^ 
1852, Zalmon F. Hanford, at Wilmington, 111., m. second April 
11, 1872, Abraham Wilkins, of Wilmington, HI. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children : 

487. i. Harriet Hanford, b. at Rockville, Kankee Co., Ill, Oct. 21, 1868, 

488. ii. Abbie J. Hanford, b. at Manteno. Kankee Co., Oct. 7, 1863. 

[Ninth Generation.] 

487. i. Harriet Hanford, first child of Celia Ann Child 
and Zalmon F. Hanford, ra. Sep. 3, 1872, at Chicago, 111., Eugene 
Sue Kimball. 
[Tenth Generation] Children: 

489. i. Mark Rebsb Kimball, b. at Chicago, 111.. July 15, 1878. 

490. ii. Harriet Sue Kimball, b. at Chicago. 111., Dec. 7, 1874. 

491 iii. Helen Elizabeth Kimball, b. at Chicago, III., Sep. 19, 1876. 
492. iv. Eqoejtb Sue Kimb\ll. b. at Chicago, 111., March 19, 1879. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

485. ii. Helen Child, second child of Henry Davis and 
Julia Ann Perkins Child, b. May 20, 1841, m. at Wilmington, 
IlL, March 13, 1862, Eodney D. Loudon. 



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[Nintli 



GeDeratioii. 

L Mary LorooN, 



hildre 



h. at Wilmington, III. April 13, 1863, d MajrJ 



493. 
1864. 
4{f4. ii. Fred Loudon, b. at Wilmingtoo, 111., Jan. 27, 1866. 

[Seventh Generation,] 

449. vii. Henhiei^a Schuyleh Child, seventh child of 
Dr. Ephraim and Mary Wood worth Child^ b, at Stillwater, 
Saratoga Co., N. Y., Oct 22, 1810, m, at Symcnse, N. Y., Nov. 
12, 1834, Luke Alvord, eldest son of Dioclcsian Alvord. He 
is an architect, and resides at Vallejo, Cal. ■ 

[Eighth Geiieriition.] Children: 

405. i. Cas8 L. Alvord, b. at Syracuse^ N. Y., Sep. 13, 1836^ m. Martin 
Taylor. 

496. ii. Hblen Boknett Alyord, K at Syracuse, N. Y., Aug, 30. 184^ 
m. at VttUejo> CaL, July 0, 1867. William H. Tripp. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

495. i. Cass L, Alvord, son of Henrietta S. Child and Ltik 
Alvordj b. Sepi. IS, 1836, m. Martha Taylor, neice of Geo. 
Zachary Taylor. Mr, Alvord is a civil engineer, and resides at 
Springfield, 111. (I87a) 
[Ninth Generation,] Chililren: 

497. i. LuKJt Edward Alvord, b Marth 22, 1807, at Springfield, 

498. ii. HoHACB Alvord, b. April 3, 1861*, at Springfield, lU. 

499. iii. Maby Alvord, b. May 4, 1873, at Springfield, 111. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

496, ii. Helen BuHNErr Alvoed, dau. of Henrietta & ' 
Child and Luke Alvord, b, at Syracuse, N, Y., Aug. 20, 184c 
m. Wm. H, Tripp of Yallejo, Cal., July 9, 1867. Mr. Tripp 3 
profei=isor of Penmanship, and resides with his fatnily at Va 
lejo, Cal 
[Nintli Gt-neration.] Children i 

5(M). i. Spe>ckk L. Tripp, b. at Vallejo, Culiromia. July 25, 1870 
501. ii. (X>K EvEiiETT Tkipp, b. at Vallejo, Culifoniia, June 3, 1877. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

450. viii, Mary Ann Holland Child, dau. of Br. Epbf 
and Mary Woodworth Child, b. OcL 16, 1818, at Stilh 
N. Y,, m. FeU, 1831, Samuel McCleary, superinteodent 
public works. Mr, McCleary was b. May 13, 1809, at WateiS 
vliet^ Albany county, N. Y. They had one child who died in 
infancy. Mru McCleary in. 1844, Jacob Staals, She was a 
successful teacher of French, possessed excellent musical abilitj 



AND HIS DESCENDANTa 129 

and was the organist of the church. Religious in sentiment, 
she cordially gave her aid as an instructor in the SaBbath school. 
She was a member of an order termed the "Federal Arch." Her 
death was sudden, from an attack of the cholera, and occurred 
upon a steamer on which she had taken passage at Cincinnati, 
Ohio, for Galena, 111. All care and attention were rendered by 
the captain of the steamer, in her illness, and death ; he caused 
her to be honorably buried with the service of the Episcopal 
church at Leavenworth, Ind. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

452. X. Caroline Canfield Child, dau. of Dr. Ephraim 
and Mary Woodworth Child, b. Aug. 18, 1821, m. July 6, 1848, 
Capt Charles Barger, at Galena, 111. Capt Barger died at New 
Orleans, at the residence of his cousin, Dr. Jones, Feb. 22, 1857. 
A Galena paper gives the following : "Capt Chas. Barger has 
been for many years past, extensively known as one of the best 
and most accomplished steamboat captains on the Mississippi 
river, both on the upper and lower trade, and by his gentle- 
manly deportment, by his decision of character, by his upright 
and honorable action and bearing on all occasions, he won 
universal confidence and esteem. His sickness was long and 
painful, terminating in consumption. He died in the full as- 
surance of Christian faith, leaving a devoted wife and friends 
everywhere to mourn his loss. The funeral of Capt. Barger 
was attended by many of our citizens at the Episcopal church. 
He was buried with the honors of Odd Fellowship.'' Mrs. Car- 
oline C. Barger was again married some years afterwards. May 
16, 1868, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. John H. Pope, in 
New Orleans, to G. M. Gerrish, Professor of Metallurgy, of San 
Francisco, Cal. His native place is Portland, Maine. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

47. viL Olive Child, seventh child of Capt Increase and 
Olive Pease Child, b. in "Oblong," town of Armenia, Dutchess 
Co., N.Y., March 11, 1775, m. 1798, Alfred Bosworth, of 
English ancestory, his earliest ancestor in this country came 
sometime after the year 1630, and settled in or near Bristol, 
K. L Alfred Bosworth was b. in Bristol, E. I., Feb. 26, 1773, 
and removed to Saratoga Co., N. Y., about 1797. He died 
July 11, 1861, at Dundee, 111. They had six children. She 
died Aug. 20, 1847. 



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[SeveDlh Gencmtion.] Children: 

502. i. Mary Church Bosworth, b. in Milton, Saratoga Co*, N. Yj 
Oct. 17, 1799, fli. Sep, 13, 1818, Harry Weed. 

503. ii. Benjamin F. Boswohtb, b. in Qreenfleid, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1801, 
m. 1st, Almira Smith, m, 2iid, Elizabeth Nixon. 

504. iii. Olivek C. Boswokth, b. m Greenfii^dt Saratoga Co., N. Yj 
Dec. 30, 1803. 

505. iv. LuciNDA S. BoewoRTH, b. in Greenfield. N, Y., March 29, 1806^^ 
m> Alfruil Edwards. 

5t>(i. V. AivKiAiL M. BoewoRTH, tn. Ben jam in Si mo mis; have no ehildreo. 
607. vL Increase Bosworth, b* io Greenfield, Saratoga Co,> N. Y, 
April 2, 1813. 

1 

[ Se V f n t h G «• n ernt ioi; , ] 

5n2. L Maky Church Bosworth, eldest child uf Olive^ 
Child and Alfred Bosworth, h. in Milton^ Saratoga Co., N, Y., 
Out 13, 1799, m. Sep. 13, 1818, Harry Weed. She d. Sep. 19," 
184a 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

508. i. Alfeeii Bohwoeth Weeh, b. Dee. 9, 1820, in. May 2, 1841, Bcteef j 
Rice. 

500. ii. Mauy Ann Weeu, b. N<»v. 0, 1832, m. Samnel' J. Smith, Oct 17, 
184;i 

510. iii. Oscar Fitzai.lan Wked, b. Nov. 26, 1824, m. Jan. 16, 1845, 
Laura Conger. 



[Eighth Oenemtion,] 

508. i Alfred Bosworth Weed, eldest child of Mary 
Church Bosworth and Ilarry Weed, b. Dec. 9, 1820, itl Ma, 
2, 1841, Betsey Rice. He d." Feb. 25, 1850. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children : 

511. i. George Ceom WELL Weed, Ik F(^l». 5, 1843, m. Jan. 7, 1866, Ellen" 
Wlnto, 

513. ii. Helen M, Weed, b. June 25, 1844, m. Feb. 22, 1860, Fmnciti 
RntTerty. 

513. iii. CnARLEs S. Weep, b. Nov. 6, 1846, m. Dee. 23, 1875, Ada 
man. 



I 

Ml ^ 



[Ninth Generation.] 

611. i, George Cromwell Weed, eldest child of Alfred 
Boswortli and Betsey Rice Weed, h, Feb. 5, 1842, m. Jan. 
lSn6, Elleu White, ^ 
[Tenth Genemtion.] Children: 

614. i. Minnie XL Weed, b. Get 0, 1860. 

515, ii. Etta M. Weed, b. Miiy 1, 187 L 

516, iii. Nora Weeo, b. April 30, 1874. 

517, iv. Edith Weed» b. Oct, 28, 1776. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 131 

[Ninth Generation.] 

512. ii. Helen M. Weed, second child of Alfred Bosworth 
and Betsey Eice Weed, b. June 25, 1844, m. Feb. 22, 1860, 
Francis Eafferty. 

[Tenth Generation.] Children : 

518. i. Albourne Eleanor Rafferty, b. July 28, 1861. 

519. ii. EsTELLA Rafferty, b. April 22, 1863. 

520. iii. Frank Rafferty, b. Oct. 23. 1866. 

521. iv. Cora Rafferty, b. June 7, 1870. 

522. V. Thomas Rafferty, b. July 8. 1872. 

523. vi. Nellie Rafferty, b. April 8, 1876. 

524. vii. Marietta Rafferty, b. Aug. 13, 1878. 

[Ninth Generation.] 

513. iii. Charles S. Weed, third son of Alfred^B. Weed 
and Betsey Eice Weed, b. Nov. 5, 1S46, ra. Dec. 23, 1875, 
Ada Eossman. 

[Tenth Generation.] Child: 

525. i. Della Leona Weed, b. Jan. 13, 1877. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

509. ii. Mary Ann Weed, second child of Mary Church 
Bosworth and Harry Weed, b. Nov. 1, 1822, m. Oct 17, 1843, 
Samuel Smith. Mr. Smith died in 1849. She m. 2nd, Nov. 6, 
1858, Henry B. Beeves. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children : 

526. i. Franklin B. Smith, b. Feb. 7, 1846, d. June 6, 1847. 
627. ii. George M. Smfth, b Nov. 29, 1847, d. Nov. 14, 1848 

[Eighth Generation.] 

510. iii. Oscar F. Weed, third child of Mary Church Bos- 
worth and Harry Weed, b. Nov. 26, 1824, m. Jan. 16, 1845, 
Laura Conger. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children : 

528. i. Alfred Bosworth Weed, b. Aug. 5. 1850. 

529. ii. Frederick C. Weed, b. April 1, 1854, m. Belle Stowe, 1874. 

530. iii. Della M. Weed, b. April 16, 1856, m. Oct. 16, 1873, Bdson E. 
Gordon. 

[Tenth Generation.] Children of Delia M. Weed and Edson Gordon : 

531. i. Laura L. Gordon, b. May 9, 1875. 

532. ii. Alfred Weed Gordon, b. Feb. 27, 1878. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

603. ii. Benjamin F. Bosworth, second child of Olive 
Child and Alfred Bosworth, b. in Greenfield, N.Y., Oct 7, 1801, 
m. first to Almira Smith; m. second, Elizabeth Nixon. He died 
Sept 8, 1843, in McHenry Co., 111. 
[Eighth Generation.] Child, by Almira Smith : 

533. i. Franklin 8. Bosworth, b. Dec. 17, 1832, m. Sarah E. Hunt. 



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lAMlS CHILD OF BOXBUBY, MASS. 



[Eighth GeDemdon.] 

^d:^, i. Fbakkj^ix S. Boswobth, eldest and probably ody 
child of Benjamiii F. Bosiworth umI Almini Smith, b. Dea 17j 
18S2, m. 185S, Sarah K Hunt, 
[Ki&th Genention.] Chlldreo: 

894. L Ez>frA&D IjecmKASX Boswobtv, h. Jm. 10, 16$1. 

m ii. Makt a. Boswobts, b, ScfC dS» 18117. 

§m, m, F&axK. H BocfwOKTH, b. ScfA. t, 1970. 

[Sereolh G^ocntiott.] 

5i>4, Hi. OLirKK C- BoswoBTfl* ihinl child of Olire Chill^ 
Alfml B.i^WL>rth. h in Greeafieli K Y.. Dec 30, 1803, 
m. — ; d. in NashvUle, ChMtaoqu Ca, X. Y^ July 16, 1835. 
[El^tk GcMBptioft.] CkOdttii: 

587, i rmjjfKUOf H. BoevtMcn, b. — ; bl Frf>. », 1S51, Mmrj Wis 



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687. i Fkakkldt H. R-^worth, eldea duld erf Olirer Q j 
BoewoftK bw — ; QL Fek SS. 1S51. Marr Waxham. 
pTaitli GcMntML] €%iUnii: 

ML it ALPmm K Boerami. K Jw» It, 1891 
542. m. Outs e Bw^wons. k Mat. St, ldi&. 

oSa oL JojA Bosiro«ra« AM cUUirf Olnrer CI Bosworlk, 

od ^^ K ]>ec 3L 16SL ul Sept M, 18S7. iL L Bisbop. 

P&ifclTianitfiiM] ddt: 

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and Al£i«d B<«mftk K ia e««niddL S«ta«a Oow K.* 
Mar. ». 1 dM. B. JqIt & IfflSL AlfM Edvanis of Gtmifirid 
K.Y. ]b&Ednnkd.J«lTUl|lSt9L 



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AND HIS DESCENDANT& 138 

549. vi. Oliyia Adelaide Edwards, b. March 2, 1840. 

550. Tii. Abbey Annette Edwards, b. May 22, 1845. 

551. viii. Louisa Stillman Edwards, b. Aug. 27, 1846. 

552. ix. Ella Lucinda Edwards, b. June 27, 1849, m. Sept. 20, 1870, E. 
F. Cleveland, M. D. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

545. ii. Mary Edwards, second child of Lucinda Bosworth 
and Alfred Edwards, b. Aug. 19, 1882, m. April 26, 1852 
Julius Angelo Carpenter of Dundee, 111. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

553. i. Ella Carpenter, b. Dec. 27, 1854. 

554. ii. Alice May Carpenter, b. May 17, 1860. 

555. iii. Infant son, b. Dec. 27, 1872. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

547. iv. Henry Edwards, fourth child of Lucinda Bos- 
worth and Alfred Edwards, b. July 14, 1835, m. April 17, 
1866, Adelaide Dunton of Dundee, IlL 

[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

556. i. Alfred Dunton Edwards, b. Feb. 18, 1867. 

557. ii. Florence Edwards, b. June 2, 1869. 

558. iii. May Edwards, b. May 26, 1872. 

559. iv. Lucinda Edwards, b. Feb., 1868. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

548. V. Elizabeth B. Edwards, fifth child of Lucinda and 
Alfred Edwards, b. March 2, 1838, m. Feb. 23, 1860, Jedediah 
Charles Wilder. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

560. i. Charles E. Wilder, b. Jan; 11, 1861. 

561. ii. Ella May Wilder, b. March 21, 1867. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

552. ix. Ella Lucinda Edwards, ninth child of Lucinda 
and Alfred Edwards, b. June 27, 1849, m. Sept. 20, 1870, Ed- 
mund Francis Cleveland, M. D., of Dundee, HL 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

562. i. Annabel Cleveland, b. Oct. 6, 1871. 

563. ii. May Elizabeth Cleveland, b. Dec. 10, 1875. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

507. vi. Increase C. Bosworth, sixth child of Olive Child 
and Alfred Bosworth, b. April, 1812, in Greenfield, N. Y., m. 
about 1844. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

564. i. Alfred Bosworth, b. April 1, 1846, m. Sept. 10, 1872, Eleanor 
Wheeler. 



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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, lIASa 



865. ii. WiLLUM KuGKKS BoswoBTH. b. Get. 8, 1848, m. Maj If. 187| 
Ida Woodniff . 
5C0. iii. Abbby L. Boswoeth, b. June 1, 1851. 
M7. ir, HEiniT I. Hosworth, b. Sept. 20, 18M. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

56^. L Alfred Bosworth, eldest child of Increase C. Bo&^ 
worth, b. April 1, 1S46. m. Sept 10, 1872, Eleanor Wheeler. 
[Ninth GenorationJ Children: 

568. i. Eleanor Bri^woRTH, b. SepL 2, 1673« 

569. ii. Neil Boswobth* b. Maj 25, 1878. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

565, ii. William Eugene Bosworth, second child of In- 
crease C, Bosworth, in. May 12, 1874, Ida Woodruff. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

570. i. Cyrls Inceease BoswoEta, b. March 2^, 1875. 

571. ii. Charles E. Bosworth, b. Jan. 29. 1878. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

48. viii. William Child, eighth child of Increase and Oli^ 
Pease Child, b. in Wooilstock, Ct., June 25, 1777, m. Pollj 
Weed, "a pretty orphan girl.'* Hed. 1840, in Jefferson, Hi 
dale Co., Mich. 

The following obituary notice of Mr. William Child is fur* 
nished by Mrs. Dr. Jones of Chicago, 111. » his niece, taken from 
a Michigan paper : 

The deuth of William Child, Esq., at Jeffei^ui, HiUs^ale coanty, Mieh 
occurred on the 3 1st of March» 1840, in thesixty-thirdyearof hi** age. Mo 
rhun niprcdy ** he is d(^ml " is due to the numiory of Mr. Child. He was cc 
ncetcd with the newiiprtper press of New York Stute many years. He *«nfa 
his apprenticeship with Solonit>n Stadhwick, then South wiek & Bar 
printem, iJi AHmny. He lii^t eonducted a firiper in Saratoga Co., in JelTfil 
son's exciting times, and warmly espoused his causc. He afterwards 
moved t^ John:*l'i\Yii and eondufted Ihc Montgomery RepubUcan^ with 
bn>ther Asmi. after which he published the Ballstou Spa GazMie, In 18 
he removed to Seneca Co.. N. Y., and for several years directed his attentioi 
to agrieultural purisuits. But his pen was not idle: he contributed 
to the eohunns of one or more pa]^ven«— jP/r^rr Bot^ among the rcs1» on i 
cultural and other suiijecls. He was one of the earlier ad vix'^les of teaif 
ancts in pHiit, having in 1818 or 1819 prepared a pamphlet called '*A Bio 
at the Bottle/' getting forth the alarining effects of the all-prevail ing ^i<3 
which he printed and gratuitously and liU^rally circulated. In 1833 
j«urchused onu of the riewspnper establishments in Genesee Co,, N, Y., whifl 
he conducted with great ability till 1837, He also edited an anti-mosoa 
paper, which was the cause of great commotion^ and made him many en 
mies among the masons. It is no more than justice to say that few pap 



AKD HIS DESCEXDANTa 



135 



in Western New York were edited with more nbility than tho Genesee 
Farmer, by William Child. In the fall of 1838, Mr. Child came to Penn 
Yan, and for some months conducted the Ikpweraiit Whti/; but finding 
himself too far advanced in years to endure the fatigues and perplexities 
attending thft publiejilion of a political paper, hi? detorminei! to retire from 
the bustle of a printing office and seek in Michigan a quiet retreat for his 
old age* Soon after his arrival in that slate he was appointed one of the 
judges of Ingham Co. He was elected judge with a large majority. His 
friends ca,lled upon him in the evening to congratulate him, and staid till a 
late hour. Shortly after retiring he spoke to his wife and said, *'Iam 
dying," Before a physician could arrive he wa:^ speeehless, and lived hut a 
short time. To say that WiJliam Child wtus an homst man in the full im- 
port of tho wortls is an all-suflicient epitaph, and thone who knew him will 
readily bear testimony to its truth. His priiici[}ies were not purchasable. 
His patriotism had no pn'te. What was right in his view must he done, 
oven at a sacrifice. As a husband, parent and friend, he was kind and 
affectionate and warm hearted. So he lived and so he died, suddenly, in a 
moment, as it were, one of the noblest works of his Creatcu", But when the 
summons eauie he was ready » long having cherished and professed a well- 
grounded hope of a glorious resurrection and acreplancein and thh>ugh the 
merits of his Saviour Jesus Christ. 

^^Se venth Generation . ] Child ren : 

^K 573. i. Jkxnette Chili>, m. Rev. Mr. Lewis, a Baptist clergyman, in Sen- 

■sea Co.. NY. 

^r 578. ii. William CijiLn: he was a printer and editor; first lived in l^yons, 
Wayne Co, N. Y.; m. : left Seneca Co ; it is not known to what place he 

^^ent/~ 

^B 574. ill. MaEtY Ann CiiiLU, ni, a Mr. Sylvester, a druggist who lived, in 

■}8aa, in WnterlcHi. N. Y. 

^B 575. iv. George CtiiLix 

^m 576. V. Ji>H.N Child. 

^K 577. vi. Faber Child. 

^■Siztb Generation.] 

4:9, ix- Asa Chili*, sixth son and nioth cliikl of Increase 
md Olive Pease Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 21, 1780, 
1. in 1800, LoisFooteof Kingsborough, Fulton Co,, N. Y. lie 
"cL in 1828, in the Citv of New York. Mi^. C. was b. in 1783, 
-and d. ill Chicapfo in 1S75, in the home of her daughter, Mrs, 
)r. Jones, oet ninety -two 3''ears, 

Mr. Child was the yonngest of the nine children of Captain 
Increase and Olive Pease Child. His life was spent as a jonr- 
jalist- He was a genuine man^ of solid physical proportions, 
itnd of Diarked intellectual force The manliness of Mr. Child 
ras conspicuous in his varied relations in life. Just in his 
jfeelings, conscientious, transparent, his bearing was dignified 
ad winning. While serving the public at the head of a weekly 



1M 



BEK-lASfDT CHILD OF BOXBirBV, MASS. 



journal, he was actuated by the most bononible motives, 
gave currency to what he deemed the soundest principles 
good goveramftnt No flattery or denuDciatiou could aJter 
him an honest con-viction. By nature unobtrusive and retir- 
ing, he studious!}' avoided collision with tboee diff^ng froi 
him on questions of public concern. But he was not pusill; 
imous or craven. Occasions sometimes brought out the 
and force of character which lay hidden ordinarily beneath 
unmfBed surface. It 15 related of him that on one occasion 
a time of high political excitement, a man who felt him 
aggrieved at a published article in Mr. Child's paper, went 
the office, and in bitter, offensive language denounced 
Child, whose quiet^ unruflled temper so increased the anger 
his assailant as to provoke an assault. A violent blow across 
his shoulders from the cane of the angered man brought Mr. 
Child to his feet, when he seized his assailant and pitched him 
headlong into the street He could teach his enenaies to fear 
his strength and respect his opinions. But he by no mi 
lacked magnanimity. He was warm hearted, socially a 
ive, sympathetic and benevolent, drawing to his side men 
like instincts, whom he entertained by his wit and humi 
But with aU his natural excellences, his aims in life 
promptetl by higher impulses than mere natural instincts, 
power of a Christian faith transformed the inner and controU^ 
the outer life. His death in the meridian of life was a publi( 
loss, and sincerely mourned b\^ his friends and those who km 
his worth. An obituary notice at the time of his death, writ- 
ten by Eev. Dr. Samuel Hanson Cox, of whose chiirch Mr. , 
Child was a member, published in the New York Stafesman, i^M 
a just tribute to his memory, and is worthy of preservation i^^ 
this record: 

DIED.— In New York City, on the Ifltb of March, 1827, lifter a distress 

ing sickness of six months, Asa Child, printer, and formerly editor of 
M(mfgomery ReptihUcan of Johnstown, N. Y. Mr. Child was in his for&fi 
seventh year, nnd hus left a widow and four children to mourn the l<*ss of 1 
aJTef'tionatc huslmnd and tender father. For fourteen years he* had 
a pn^jfeswsor of the religion of Jf?sus Christ, in whom a deep sense of his 01 
sinfulness and wants had brougiit him to trust as his Saviour and his rigbti 
eousness. Mr. Child always evinced a low and abasing conception of hi 
self. SeLf-dlstmst was a trait in his Christian character which result^ 
from an enlightened conviction of the perfidy of the human heart and < 
the real grandeur and excellency of a true disciple. In the first sti^ge of his* 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 137 

illness this diffidence seemed oppressive and painful, owing much perhaps 
to the nature of his disease and the medicines administered ; but in its con- 
cluding scenes the prospects brightened for immortality. His mind rose by 
faith above the ruins it was soon to leave : it acquired calmness, confidence 
and hope in Jesus Christ our Lord. His bodily strength gradually wasted 
away, while his soul serenely waited for the signal of its release. He gently 
sunk into the embraces of death, without a struggle or a groan, in the spirit 
of submission and the consolation of hope ; leaving to a large circle of rela- 
tives and friends a legacy, of all the most desirable and precious, the legacy 
of a Christian hope, a happy death-bed and a good name. ''Henceforth 
there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous 
judge shall give me at that day, and not to me only, but unto all them also 
that love his appearing." 

Mrs. Dr. Jones, a daughter of Mr. Child, says : 

He (Dr. Cox) not knowing the history of my father, did not give particu- 
lars of his life. I think my father with his brother William were in Solo- 
mon Southwick's office in Albany, N. Y. I well remember the time when 
politics were running so high in Governor Clinton's day. The Democrats 
had no press in Johnstown at that time, and were obliged to get their print- 
ing done at my father's office. And one night they went in and demolished 
the form that was ready for the press in the morning, and scattered the 
type in every direction. The excitement was so great, we trembled for my 
father's life. Judge Cady of Johnstown was one of the leading spirits of 
the Whig party, and was constantly upholding and defending the rights of 
the party to which he belonged ; and I believe he was one of Governor Clin- 
ton's personal friends, as he was of my father. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

578. i. Olive Pease Child, b. in Waterloo, Seneca Co., N. Y., in 1808, 
m. in 1848 to Dr. Elijah Jones of Bristol, Mich., moved to Galena, 111., in 
1844, thence to Chicago, 1872, where they now reside; no children. 

579. ii. Caroline Child, b. in Johnstown, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1810, d. Oct. 
4, 1812. 

580 iii. Chauncey Child, b. in Johnstown. N. Y.. May 17, 1812, d. 1813. 

581. iv. Caroline Child, 2d, b. in Johnstown, N. Y., Nov. 7, 181«'>, m. 
Julius Peck. Reside in Zumbrota, Min. 

582. V. William Chauncev Child, b. in Johnstown, Montgomery Co., 
X. Y , Aug. 16. 1817. m. Dec. 1840, Phebe W. Sanford. 

583. vi. Louisa Child, h in Johnstown, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1819, m. in New 
York Citv to Nelson Stillman. 

584. vii. Asa Barnes Child, b. in Johnstown, N. Y., March. 1824, d. in 
New York City, Feb. 25, 1826. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

582. V. Rev. William Ciiauncy Child, D. D., second son 
and fifth child of Asa and Lois Foote Child, b. in Johnstown, 
N. Y., Aug. 16, 1817, m. Dec, 1846, Phebe W. Sanford, dau. of 
Giles Sanford of Albany, N. Y. Dr. Child died Jan. 14, 1876. 

K 



138 



Hiu.^j.Ajii>i CHILD Of KOXBUEY, MASS, 



The youth of Dr. Cliild gave promise of a future which ^ 
fully reali2©d in the developmeut of styme of the most at 
ive and useful ehamcteristics. Nature in the bestowmeof i 
her gifts ujx>n him was not parsimonioua Inheritiiig the 
qualities of intelligent and Christian parents, he eoiiuneiioed^ 
life under mo^ favorable circumstances, which happily shaped 
his course in maturer years. Gifted with more than ordinaty 
intellect^ endowed with a disposition of peculiar sweetnega, he 
readily secured warm and lasting friendships. His public 
leaves record of his wisdom and Christian activities. A thorl 
ough education fitted him for positions in the higher spheres 
of life At twenty-four years of age he was honorably gradu- 
ated from Union College, Schenectady, N. Y. He at once < 
tered upon his professional studies at the BaptiBt Theologic 
Seminary, in Newton, Ma^^ The honorary d^ree of Dc 
of Divinity was conferred upon him by his Alma Mater. 

His public service was commenced by his settlement as 
tor of the First Baptist Church in Charlestown, Mass. Late 
he was installed over the Baptist Church of Framingham, 
Some years after, he became connected with the Americ 
Tract Society, as one of its officers. He was also conneetedl 
with a widely circulated Baptist weekly journal, bearing the 
title of WaicfiTnan and Rejiector^ published in Btistrm, Mass 
The varied experiences of Dr. Child guve to him that complet 
ness of character which lacked nothing of attractiveness, and 
increased greatly his effieieney in his public career. His est 
mable wife, whose companionship contributed much to hi 
domestic hapf>iness, as well as his ministerial usefulness, saj 
in a note to us^ as indicative of the secret of his success in life 
'* My esteemed husband was characterized by an unusuall} 
genial temperament He was gentle, affectionate and courte- 
ous. The Rev. Dr. Kirk of Boston, once spoke of him at ; 
public meeting of the Tmct Society, as being * a sweet Chi 
among us/ The expression was so appropriate it made me 
member it. He cncourageil the unfortunate, strengthened th 
weak, and caused many to admire the source from whence 
drew his spiritual comfort'' 
fEighth Genemtioa.J Children : 

5H5. i, Anna Gkhtkldk Child, b. March 21, 1851, in Boston, Mass., 
April 26, 1871, fSimison D. WhittDmare. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 139 

586. ii. Willis Sanfohd Child, b. Aug. 2, 1857, ra. June 8, 1879, 
Nettie Griffin of Newbury, Kansas. Mr. Child is engaged in stock raising 
in Kansas; resides at Newbury. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

585. i. Anna Gertrude Child, eldest child of Kev. Dr 
Chauncey and Phebe W. Sanford Child, b. in Boston, Mass., 
March 21, 1851, m. April 26, 1871, Samson D. Whittemore of 
Boston, Mass., son of Alvin and Sophia Whittemore of Paris, 
Me. He was b. Dec. 18, 1842, in Paris Hill, Me. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

**** i. Grace Whittemore, b. Sep. 18, 1873. 

**** ii. William Child Whittemore, b. Sep. 6, 1874. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

583. vi. Louisa Child, dau. of Asa and Lois Foote Child, 
b. in Johnstown, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1819, m. Feb. 25, 1839, in 
New York City, Nelson Stillman of Colebrook, Ct Mr. Still- 
man was a merchant. He died Aug. 31, 1871. Mrs. Stillman 
lives in Zumbrota, Minn. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

587. i. Mary L. Stillman, b. in Galena 111.. Dec. 6, 1845. 

588. ii. Charles Phelps Stillman, b. in Galena, 111., June 25, 1852. 

589. iii. Isabellb Stillman, b. in Galena, 111.. July 17, 1857. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

39. iii. Asa Child, second son and third child of Ephraim 
and Mary Lyon Child, b. in "Woodstock, Ct, April 6, 1742, m. 
Nov. 26, 1762, Elizabeth Murray. He d. Oct 20, 1826, of old 
age; his wife was b. Sept 15, 1741, d. April 28, 1790. 

[Sixth Generation.] Children : 

590. i. Thede Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Aug. 24, 1763, d. unm., Jan. 
25, 1833. 

591. ii. Dexter Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Jan. 19, 1766, d. unm., 
April 19, 1833. 

592. iii. Rensselaer Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 15, 1769, m. Nov. 
28, 1797, Priscilla Corbin. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

592. iii. Eensselaer Child, b. in Woodstock, Sept 15, 
1769, m. Nov. 28, 1797, Priscilla Corbin of Thompson, Conn. 

Mr. Child bore the sobriquet of " Master Eans" for his prom- 
inence as a teacher at one time, he was a man of much native 
talent, and well educated for the times. He was influential, and 
esteemed for his personal worth, and justly intrusted with pub- 



14(; 



BEyjAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MJJSSL 



lie offic^«. The following extract m from *'H. Ammidown's 1 
torical Collections :'' 

RensseLtier C^hiUl was largelf engaged as 8iinre3ror and caoTeyancer oTer a 
circuit of counlry of eonsiderable extent in that vicinity ; and as the recotds 
will »liow, thh> class of busines^t for a number of rears among the farming 
cofl&ftinnitr, wa^ monopolised by him; he was a man of large stature, and 
potaeased more tlian the ordinary powers of intellect. 
[Seventh Generation^] Children : 

593. i. Asa Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Dec. 2, i:9f*, m. Feb, 13. 182%j 
Alice n. Goddard. 1 

584- il Pkleo Cobbin Caii^D, b. in Woodstock, Cl, July 11, 1800, nu 
Sept. 10, 1829, Abigail Bullock. 

5§5. iii. l^nim Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct*. Feb. 27, 1803, m. Oct. 
18^, Berenthia Mason. 

Sm. iv. Myra C^hild, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Feb. 18, :8a4, d. iinm. 
15, 1825. 

607. v. Levinii Child, b. in Woodstock, Ot., Nov. 4, 1806, m. May 
1832, Henry Ingalls. 

598. vL CLJLR1S5A Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 26, 1810, ni. Ju 
18, 1841, Charles Chaodier. 

69d. vii. PaistiLLA Child, b. in Woodstock, It. Oct. 2, 18l2, m. April 
37, 1840* Rensselaer WoodrofT. She d. Oct. 10, 1841, she left m* children. 

(KM), viii. Ephrjlui Child, b. m WoodsU>ck, Ct., May 31. 1818. d. 
30. 1B27. 

601. ix. Renssrlaee Child, Jb., b. in Ct., Woodstock^ March 6, 16 
m. Aug., 1842, Maria Marcy. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

593. i. Hon. Asa Child, eldest child of Rensselaer and 
Priscilla Corbia Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Dec 2, 1T9S, 
Feb. 13, 1828, Ahce Hart Godclard, dau. of the Hon. Calvii 
Goddard of Norwich, Ct Judge Goddard was au eminent 
lawyer in Connecticut He wii« twice elected to Congre 
when the Federal party was in power,— was for many year 
Major of the City of Norwich, Ct, — Speaker of the Houst^ 
Re[:^resentatives in the Connecticut Legislature, — Judge of the 
Superior Court and of the Supreme Court of Errors in Cor 
necticut, — his wife was the daughter of the Bev, Levi 
D.D,, of^Preston, Ct., and granddaughter of the Rev. JosepI 
Belhimy, D.D., of Bethlehem, Ct, who d. May 12, lb32. 

Hon. Asa Child wa-s in stature six feet, of full habit and finol 
personal appearance. Descended from a stock talented and I 
influential, his early life commenceil with very favorable sur- 
roundings. Possessed of more than ijrdinarj intellectual abili- 
ties, with a thorough education, he became prominent in unblic 
life. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS.. 141 

He was graduated at Yale College, N^w Haven, Ct., in 1821, 
pursued his preparatory studies for the law in the office of Hon. 
Calvin Goddard of Norwich, Ct He was prominent as a law- 
yer in Connecticut, afterwards in Baltimore, Maryland, and 
later in New York City. He held at one time the office of 
United States District Attorney for Connecticut, under the ad- 
ministration of President Jackson. He died at Norwich, Ct, 
May 11, 1858. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

602. i. Julia Goddard Child, b. at Norwich, Ct., April 20, 1828, m. May 
12. 1852, Levi W. Allen. 

603. ii. Edward Child, b. in Hartford, Ct., Oct. 11, 1829, d. Aug. 23, 
1830. 

604. iii. Alice Hart Child, b. in Norwich. Ct., Aug. 23, 1832, d. at Stam- 
ford, Ct., April 27, 1873. 

605. iv. Calvin Goddard Child, b. in Norwich, Ct., April 6, 1834, m. 
Sept. 16, 1858, Kate Godfrey. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

602. I Julia Goddard Child, eldest child of Hon. Asa 
and Alice Hart Goddard Child, b. in Norwich, Ct, April 20, 
1825, m. May 12, 1852, Levi W. Allen of South Hadley, Mass. 
He was b. Oct 12, 1817, and d. May 22; 1872. His parents 
were Peter and Abby Wright Goodrich Allen of Weathersfield, 
Ct. His mother was granddaughter of Oliver Wolcott, Gov- 
ernor of Connecticut, and one of the signers of the "Declaration 
of Independence." 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

606. i. Charles Goddard Allen, b. in South Hadley, Mass., July 22, 
1853. d. Feb. 13, 1858. 

607. ii. Abby Wright Allen, b. at South Hadley, Jan. 24, 1856. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

605. iv. Hon. Calvin Goddard Child, second son and 
fourth child of Hon. Asa and Alice Hart Goddard Child, b. in 
Norwich, Ct, April 6, 1834, ra. Sept 16, 1858, Kate Godfrey, 
dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth Hubbell Godfrey. Mrs. K. G. 
Childs was born Dec. 12th, 1837. Eesidence Stamford, Ct 

The prominent positions occupied by Hon. Calvin Goddard 
Child, furnish ample proof of the confidence reposed in him as a 
public servant His early surroundings were favorable to the 
development of the proper elements of character for success 
and usefulness in Ufa Graduated with honors at Yale College, 
New Haven, Ct, in 1855, he chose for his profession the law. 



14^ BENJAiriN CHILD, OF ROXBURY, MASS. 

for which his taste and talents eminently fitted him. Sit 
1870 he has held the oMce of United States District A.tt<jrn^ 
for the State of Connecticut; receiving his first appointmei 
from President Grant, and his present appointment from Presi- 
dent Hayea 

As a citizen, Mr. Child has the respect and esteem of 
community where his influence contributes laigely to promo 
the moral and materiid interests of his adopted homa 

[Ninth Generation.] Children: 
008. I Kate Godfeey Child, b. in Norwieh, Ct.. Aug. 31, 1859. 

609. ii. Calvin Goddahu Child, Jr., b. in Norwich, Ct., Aug. 27, 18 

610. iii. Wn^LiAM BurKiNcuiAM Child, b. in Stamford, Ct, Nov., 1^5. 

611. iv, Elizabeth Chjlu, b. in Stamford, Ct., Aug, 20, 1888. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

594 ii. Peleg Child, second child and second son of Rcns 
laer and Priscilla Corbin Chikl^ b. in Woodstock, Cl» July 11^ 
1800, m. Sept 16, 1829, Abigail Bullock. He died Oct 20, 
1861, on tlie old homestead of his father. Mra Child did not 
long survive him. They liad only one child — an adopted 
daughter — who vrm an amiable uad intelligent girl, and the 
light of their dwelling for many years^ when the frosts of deat 
cut down the Qower in its full bloom, and iilled their cheer 
home with sadness. 

Mr, Peleg Cliild wtis of a stiilwart frarae^ whose avoirdupojd 
would overleap two hundred pounds. In intellect he was mucf 
alxjve mediocrity ; was fond of reading, and well posted in ma 
tera of Church and State, He was specially interested in the 
}K>Hticsof the country —a pronounee<l Democrat Kinship wa 
no barrier to his onslaught upon his opf>onents. Ue was 
morselessly severe and unrelenting in his attacks upon me 
and measures opposed to his views. His neiglibors w^ere oft 
entertaineci and amused when listening to the eanjest debat 
on political questions between him and his brother, the Hon 
Linus Child, w!jo had as little sympathy with the Democrat 
jiarty as Peleg had for the Old Whig, and later Republican 
Both equally tenacious of their opinions, waxed waim as thi 
discussion progressed, till both were ready to adopt the lan- 
guage of Macbeth, 

**Lay on, McDuff, 
And damn*d be him whn first cries, FToldf enough!'* 



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The storm of words having expended itself, calm was soon 
restcn*e<l in each breast, and fraternal relation?^ remained undis- 
turbed. Mr. Child was a valuable member of society, identi- 
fied witli all its interests. He resided on his father's homestead, 
north of Village Corners, in the town of Woodstock, and was a 
thrifty farmer. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

595. iii. Hon. Linus Child, third child and third son of 
Rensselaer and Priscilla Corbin Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 
Feb. 27, 1803, m. Oct. 27, 1827, Bcrenthia Mason. 

*'Hv)n. Mr. Cliild passed his early years on his father^s farm, 
with the nsual attendance upon the public school. He began 
bis preparation for College under the tuition of Rev. Samuel 
Backus of East Woodstock, and completed kis preparatory 
studies at Bacon Academy, in Colchester, Connecticut, in the 

i autumn of 182n. The following winter he entered Yale Col- 
lege, New Uaven, whence he graduated in 182-^. Mr, Child 
[did not reach the highest rank in college as a scholar; but for 
tonest, actual mastery of the prescribed course* few were before 
"him. Aft^r he graduated, he became a member of the Law 
School in New Haven, and studied in the office of S. P. Staples, 
He was also under Judge Dagtifett's instruction. Six months 
hiter he became a student in the office of Hon. Ebenezer Stod- 
dard» in the west parish of his native town, and after eighteen 
months' study there, was admitted to the bar in Connecticut. 
He spent a year in the otlice of Hon. George A. Tufts of Dud- 
ley, Masa, when he was admitted to practice in the courts of 
Worcester ouuity, upon this he established himself in South- 
bridge, Wore. Co., Mass. He resided in Southbridge some 
eighteen years, during this period he was six times electtMl 
Senator from Worcester county to the State Legislature In 
1845 he removed to Lowell, and held the agency of one or two 
of the large manufacturing corporations of tliat city.*' ' He pos- 
lessed the unusual stature and frame of his father and grand- 
father, was cordial and genial in look and manner. Earnest 
in the promotion of al! efforts for the puhiic weal, and promi- 
nent in church and missionary interests, a member of the Amer- 
ican Board of Foreign Missions. Tu 1862, Mr. Child removed 



n. A lumidown's Hiatoricftl CoUection, 



lU 



BEBTJAim? CHCLB OF BOXBITBT, MASa 



to Boston^ and resumed bis professional duties, asaociatmg wit 
him his son^ Linus IL Child, Hon, Mn Child died in Hing- 
ham, Maaa, Sifter a short illness, un the 26th August 1870. 
[Eighth Generation.] ChUdrea: 
613. i. MrKA Bkrexteia Cwild^ b. in Scmthbridge, Mass., Xot. M. 18M. 

613. ii Li!(L's Masox Child, b. in Southbridge, Mass.« March 13. 1835, 
m. Oct , 186*3, Helen A. Bjimes. 

614. iil Abbtr BvhUJCK Coild, b. in SoathbriUge, Mass,, April 3, 1840. 

[Eighth Generation,] j 

613, iL Linus Mason Child, Esq., second child and only ' 
son of Hon. Linos and Berenthea Mason Child, b, March 13, 
1835, m. Oct., 1862, Helen A. Barnea Mr. Child graduated 
at Yale College, New Haven, Ct, in 1855, and is a lawyer in 
Boston, Mass. 

We will preface a -brief sketch of Mr. Child, having had no 
personal acquaintance with him, by saying, we have aimed in 
the compilation of this work, on the one hand, to avoid the 
chaise of flattery, and on the other^ to escape the suspicion j 
of detraction. To place on record in a pleasing light every] 
member in every branch, truthfully, is our pleasant uffice. [ 
From what one says and does, history is made, this is the basia] 
of what we say of Mr. Child. From a late ^^Bosion Herald^'' which J 
has just fallen into our hands. (Mai'ch 26, 18S0) containing* 
an argument by Linus M. Child, Esq., of Boston, before a 
Massachueetts Legislative Com mi tee, in support of a petition j 
for a charter from the legislature for an elevated railway ioj 
Boston, may be gathered some elements of his character,^ 
which entitle him to be placed in our record in a pleasant light 
From a cui"sory perusal of his argument, we are impressed j 
with the fact that Mr. Child must have attained to a very com«l 
mendable rank in his profession, to have l>een entrusted witk] 
matters of so much magnitude. His argument evinces a know- 
ledge of facts which none but a close observer would have! 
treasured up. His deductions are logical and forcible, whilej 
sound judgoient, legal acumen, and broad financial views,' 
are so clearly evinced as to entitle hira to the confidence re- 
posed in him by his clients. Descended from a stock possess- 
ing .sturdy physical and mental qualities, and having enjoyed 
the best opportunities for mental culture, and with more than 
ordinary natural abilities, a failure to reach an enviable emi- 
nence, could hardly be looked for. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 145 

[Ninth Generation.] Children : 

615. i. Helen Louisa Child, b. in Boston. Mass., Oct. 9, 1863. 

616. ii. Linus Mason Child, Jr., b. in Boston, Dec. 21, 1865. 

617. iii. Myra Lind Child, b. in Boston, March, 17, 1870. 

[Seventh Generation.] ^ 

597. V. Lavinia Lyon Child, fifth child and second dau. 
of Rensselaer and Priscilla Corbin Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 
Nov. 1, 1808, in. May 3, 1882, Henry Ingalls, who was born in 
Abington, Ct They moved immediately after their marriage 
to Illinois, and reside now in North Branch Station, Chisago 
county, Minnesota. Their children were born in Illinois. 

From a letter to me since my work of preparation commenced, 
from Mrs. Lavinia Child Ingalls, we give the following extract, 
v\'lnch will interest many: 

**My great grandfather, Ephraim Child, was one of seven brothers who 
Emigrated from Roxbury, Mass, to Woodstock, Windham county, Ct. I 
"k liink they laid out the town and located themselves in different parts of the 
^kaiiie." [From other data we think the town had been surveyed and bounded. 

Ed.] "I have no dates that I can rely upon with regard to this early history. 

X will give to you from memory, what 1 have heard my father and my grand- 
father say. The town of Woodstock, where these stalwart men (we infer 
Trom other record, they were of large stature) and women, commenced their 
Hew homes, was seven miles long and five miles wide. It was no prairie 
<5r)untry, the tall trees had to be leveled. These noble men and women were 
inured day by day to privations and hardships, and their children were trained 
to endurance, like the ancient Spartans. Notwithstanding their laborious 
duties, they did not neglect the education of their children. As soon as 
they got their own cabins tenantable, they built a cabin schoolhouse as near 
central as they could, and started a school for the winter months. The 
children who could make their way through the deep snows, boarded at 
home. Those who could not, boarded at the nearest uncle's. My grand- 
father usetl to tell me many reminiscences of those early days. My grand- 
father (Asa) and his brother Increase Child, were among those that boarded 
out (Ephraim Child, who married Mary Lyon, was their father.) The aver- 
age number of boartlers was from twelve to fifteen, and on stormy nights, 
the numl)er increased to twentv or twenty-five. The "brindle" cow had 
nr»t come in yet, and bean porridge and the brown loaf, were the supper 
and the breakfast, and fK)tatoes roasted in the ashes for the dinner. A great 
round bowl that some of the inost ingenious ones had du;j out of a big log, 
that would hold a plump pailfull, was the common dish. As many boys 
and girls as could, gathered around this festive board, each with his wooden 
.•i[HX>n, and when sufficed would give place to others. Thus were laid the 
foundations of a prosjMjrous society.', 
[Eisrhth Generation.] Children: 

618. i. Linus Child Ingalls, b. Aug. 16. 1833, d. Nov., 1833. 

619. ii. Ephraim Child Ingalls, b. Oct. 25, 1835, m. Cordelia . 



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BEXJAMIX CHILD Of ROXfitJRTf JUim 



620* liL HxintT Fraxcw UroAiiU^ b. Aug. 28» 1817, d. in dtisago, ! 
1$, 1863, mad y barM At the immHj homt in MiDiifaota. 

621. It. BsarssKL^fi C. I?cgai.la, b. Jftnuaty 15» 1830. 

683. V. £DMEr3n» Ij^galla. b. June 4, 1S41, m. Sept 29. 1S7S. Rvtfc A. 
Payioek 

[Ei^btb Gcoeradon.] 

619. il Ephraiii Child Ixgalls, second son of Lairia 
Lyon Child and Henry Ingalls, K OcU 25. 1^Z5, hl Cotdeiii 



[Kintb Genemtion.] Child; 
683. i. AxKA Cfiii^D Ikgalus* b. 18G0. 

[Eighth Generatioti ] 

*]22. V* Edmln'D Ikgalt^ fifth son of Lavinia Lyon 
and Henry Ingalls, b. June 4, 1S41, m. Sept 29, 1S72, Bath 
A. Pennock, who was b. Aug. 9, 1847. Mr. logalls is a pro 
minent business man, residing in Duluth, St Louis oountyJ 
Minnesota, — a citizen highly esteemed for his activity and 
tegrity. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children: 
634. i. Rlth LA\^3cu Ixoaixs, b, Oct. 5, 1873. 

625, ii. LiLLie Almjra Ittoalls, b. Jaly 2b 1675. 

626, iii. Flobenck Klizabetq Ixgalls, b. April 13, 1877, 

627, iv. Bdhuitd Ixoalls, Jit., b. Aug. 5, 1878, 

[Seventh Generation.] 

508. vi. Clarissa Child, sixth child and third datt of 
Belaer and Priscilla Corbin Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Sept 
26, 1810, m. io 1S42, Dr, Charles Chandler. She died March 
13, 1874. Dr, Chandler is a prominent man and pbysiciam in 
Chanel lerv die, Cass county, Illnois. 
[Eighth Genenitinn.] Children: 

028. i. Alice Child Chaxdlkb, b. in ChandlervilJe, III., Sept, 1848. d. 
Mar 1, ia52. 

620. ii. JoBN Thomas CaAyDLER, b. in Chandlenrille, April 36. 1845. 

630. iii. Li?cus CaiLD Chandlbe^ b. tn Chftndlerville, Aug. 0» 1816. 
m. Sarah L. Bcane, Sept. 5, 1873. 

[Eighth Genemtion.] 

629. ii. John Thomas Chandler, second child and eldc 
son of Clariissa Child and Dr. Charles Chandler, b. in Chandler- 
ville, III, April 26, 1845, m. 1st, Mary C. Ricard, Oct 12, 1S52, 
n». 2d J Emnm Morse, July Ist^ 1849, daiL of Alrnira and John H. 
Morse^ andgnuiddaughter of Elias Child, of West Woodstock, 
0>nnecticuL 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 147 

[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

631. i. Charles Chandler, b. June 27, 1870. 

632. ii. Mtrtis Child Chandler, b. May 27, 1873. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

630. iii. Linus Child Chandler, third and youngest child 
of Clarissa Child and Dr. Charles Chandler, b. Aug. 9, 1846, m. 
Sept 6, 1873, Sarah L. Beane of Lisbon, N. H. He graduated 
at Harvard University Law School, Cambridge Mass., June 
1871, is a lawyer in Chandlerville, 111., has been District At- 
torney for Cass County, 111., for four years. 
[Ninth Generation] Children : 

633. i. Carl Beane Chandler, b. Feb. 16, 1876. 

634. ii. William Charles Chandler, b. Feb. 21, 1879. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

601. ix. Rensselaer Child, Jr, youngest child, and fifth 
s3on of Rensselaer and Priscilla Corbin Child, b. in Woodstock, 
Ct, March 6, 1820, m. 1841, Maria Marcy of Southbridge, Mass. 
She was b. July 2, 1824. He died 1864, in the Union Army. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

635. i. Peleo Child, b. in Chandlerville, 111., July 10, 1842. 

636. ii. DwioHT Stacy Child, b. in Chandlerville, 111. Jan. 2, 1845. 

637. iii. Mary Lois Child, b. in Chandlerville, 111., Aug. 29, 1847. 

638. iv. Johnson Corbin Child, b. in Chandlerville, 111., Dec. 1, 1849. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

28. ii. Daniel Child, second child and second son of Eph- 
raim and Priscilla Harris Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Jan. 1, 
1713, m. 1st, Ruth Ammidown, Jan. 1, 1747, m. 2d, Abigail 
Bridges. He died 1776. 
[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

639. i. Daniel Child, Jr., b. in Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 8, 1747, d. young. 

640. ii. Zereiah Child, bapt. in Woodstock, Ct.. Dec. 12, 1748. 

641. iii. Stephen Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 27, 1749, m. Sept. 7, 

1 778, Mercy Chase. 

642. iv. Abel Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 15, 1752, m. March 11, 

1779, Rebecca Allard. 

643. V. Abigail Child, b. in Woodstock. Ct. 

644. vi. Daniel Child, 2d, b. in Woodstock, Ct. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

641. iii. Stephen Child, third child and third son of Dan- 
iel and Ruth Ammidown Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Nov. 27, 
1749, m. Sept 7, 1778, Mercy Chjise of Sutton, Mass., dau. of 
Daniel and Alice Corbit Chase. She d. Dea 27, 1835, aet 80 
yrs. He d. May 24, 1831, a^t 82 yrs, in Cornish, N. H., to which 



MS BENJAMIK CHILD OF ROXBURl 

town he early emigrated from Woodstock, Cl Mr. Child 
one of the early proprietors of Bethel, Vt, bat never became i 
resident of the town. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

045. i. Daniel Ciuld, b. in Cornish, N, H., Aug. 6, 1779» m. Nov, 11, 
18D4» Appama Lyraan. 

646. ii. KuTH Hxhris Child, b. in Cornish, N, H,, Dec. 25, 1780, m. Ifi 
Samuel March Chase, who was b. Nor. 13, 1772, at Walpole, N, H,, audi 
March 11, 1866, at Jubilee, Colorado. 

647. iii. Exos Child, b. in C<>miah| N. H., Jan. 10, 1783, m. Aug. 
1806, Sarah Beniis. 

648. iv. Ursula Child, b. in Cornish, N. H,, June 2, 1785, m. Not. 
1806, Ebenezer Cummings. 

649. V. Alice Cqilb, b. April 9, 1797, in Cornish, N. H., m. Dec ! 
1812, Bela Chase. 

650. vi. ErnociA CniLD, h. in Cornish, N. H., Jan. 27, 1789, m. Jane( 
1806, Benjamin Freeman, 

651. vii. Aeaminta Child, b. in Cornish, N. IL, Sept. 3, 1791, d. OcUj 
1701. 

852. vtii. Stephe>^ Child, b. in Cornish, N. H., Aug. 30, 1792, m. MarH 
20, 1S22, Eli/.H Alwoud. 

653. ix. Wercv Child, b. in Coniish, N. H., May 10, 1704, m, March in 
1819, Abraham Chtise Pahner, at Langdon, Vt. f 

654. X. Jane Child, b. in Cornish, N, H., Nov, 4, 1797, m. March 13, 
182(1, Jacob Johnston SatTord. 

655. xi. PttLTJENTiA Child, b. in Cornish, N. H., March?. 18O0, d. Aug. 
25, 1802. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

645. i, Daniel Child, eldest child of Stephen and Mercy 
Chase Child, 1>, in Cornish, N. H.^ Aug. 6, 1779, m, Appama 
Lyrnnn, Nov. 11, 1804. She was the dan. of Josiah and Eunic 
Tiffany Ljmaii, and niece f>[ Rev. Elijah Ljman^ a well knov 
clergyman of the Congregational church of that period. 
was b. Sept 15. 1783, at Lebanon, K H., d. in Bethel, Vt" 
Sept. 21, 1854. He d. Jan. 7, 1853. They had nine children 

Daniel, with his brother Enos, early settled in the town 
Bethel, Vt. When a young man he went to Brookfield, Vti 
and started a mercantile business- After marrying, be settled 
R€>chester Hollow^ Vt, as a fanner. Here he made a beginnii 
in the wilderness. In the autumn of 1818 he moved to Bethel, 
Vt, where he lived until his death, in 1853. His place was th^H 
home of the Child family during his life. Mr. Child died vei^^ 
suddenly, dropping dead upon the street in Bethel villaga He 
built the house on the home farm in 1827, Illustrative of the 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 149 

times, the contract for building the house was let to two parties 
for a specified sum, including what rum they could drink ! Two 
of the boys were deputed to bring the rum from the village, 
which they did in an old-fashioned gallon measure, carried on a 
stick between them, making a trip almost daily ! During his 
life in Bethel, Mr. Child was a man of some prominence in local 
public affairs. He was the clerk of the district in which he 
lived ; clerk of the Episcopal church of which he was a member, 
and was very careful and methodical in making and preserving 
all the records with which he had anything to do. His care in 
these respects is specially noticeable, and it is owing to it that 
the town and church are now in possession of some valuable 
records of an early date. He was town clerk for some years. 
He was well known as a surveyor of lands in all these parts, and 
he knew better than any one else all the old land marks, in 
fact, his word came to be authority in all such matters ; and the 
records of surveys, *'notes" and "field books'* which he left are 
even now appealed to, to settle the location of disputed corners 
and lines. He was careful to preserve all his papers, and when 
he died, left a large quantity which he had accumulated- The 
Woodstock (Vt) Mercury^ used to be the local paper. Mr. Child 
was accustomed to visit the post office on each Friday, take the 
papers belonging to the subscribers in the north part of the 
town, carry them up to the church on Sunday morning, and be- 
fore service scatter them through the pews for their respective 
owners. And so constant and regular was he in the performance 
of this duty, that it came to be associated in the mind of the 
postmaster as an inseparable part of Friday, and in the minds 
of the subscribers who received their papers in this way, an m 
separable part of Sunday. It nearly answered the purpose of 
a calendar. * 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

656. i. Emily Mart Feancbs Child, b. at Rochester, Vt. Aug. 23, 1806, 
m. March 1, 1829, Richard W. Roche. 

657. ii. Laura Child, b. in Rochester, Vt., Nov. 11, 1808, m. Dec. 28, 
1826, Jay Wilson. 

658. iii. DocT. Abel Lyman Child, b. in Rochester, Vt., Aug. 9, 1810, m. 
1st, Oct. 3, 1833, Margaret Tozier; m. 2d, Dec. 25, 1847, Rebecca Coates, 
m. 3d, April 25, 1849, Eliza Hampton; m. 4th, Aug. 16, 1856. Cora Wood- 
ward. 

' The above is from a printed record famished by Dr. Abel L. Child, a son. 



150 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASa 



059, iv. PflitAKDKE C. Child, b. in Rochester. Vt., July 18, \Bi% 
March 12, 1810. 

660, V. Eliza A, Child, b. in Rochester, Vt, July 10, 1814, m. Sei 
Sterling. 

661. vi. Elmab Ly«ax Child, h. in Roehester.Vt.July 81, 1816, m. Jaat 
20, 1838, Eliza B. Blanchaud, 

002. vii. Lucy C. Child, b. in Rochester. Vt., June 23, 1818, m. Jaa. 
1841. Levi DovoU, at Albrtny, N. Y. He was accidentally shot. They lei 
no children. 

003. \iii. Rev. Stephen H. Child, b, in Bethel, Vt,, Dec. 31, 1819, 
Nov. 2li, 1849, Miiry S. Belther, at Brim field, III. Fie was an Epi:4C0] 
clergyman. He d. tit. Decatur, III., 1854. They hud three children, names 
are not given, 

604. ix. Unity R, Child, b. at Bethel Vt., March 1, 1822, m, Oct. 
1844, Charles W. Lillie. 



leffl 
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[Seventh Generation.] 

656. L Emtlv Mahy Fhances Child, eldest child of Di 
and Appama Lyman Child, b. in Rochester, Vt, Aag. 23, 1806, 
m, Miircli 1, 1829. Richard W. Roche of Boston, Miiss, He J, 
at Chicopee* Masa, Oct 16, 183t>. She d. of a disease sup- 
posed to be yellow fever, communicated from bales of cotton 
when opened in the mills in that place. Mr. and Mrs. Roche 
were Ronianistj^ in their religious belief. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

665. i. Joanna Roche, b. in Charlestown, Mass, 1830, now Lady Ab 
in a convent in Montreal^ Canatlu. 

666. ii. CONSTANTKNE RocHE, b, at Calwtsville. Mass,, now in California 
607. iii. FitANKLiN Roche, b. at CatMJtsviBe, Mii5s„ now in Mi^ssourL 



^hetM 






[Sere nth Genemtion.] 

<)57. ii. Laura Child, second child and second dau. ot Dan- 
iel and Appama Lyman Child, b. in Rochester, Vt, Nov, 11 
1S08, m. Dec. 28, 1826, Jay Wilson. Reside in Bethel, Vt 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

068. i. Jame» J. Wilson, b, 1831, m. Jane Fl.ynD nf BetheL Vt,, 
seven children, but no names given, iln?. Jane Flyrui Wibon died, ai 
Mr, Wilson murried Mary L. McCoy of Louisiana. Mr. Wilson is an ati 
n*iy l>y profession, convei^sant with the affairs of state, wa^i elected from 
Windsor Co,, Vt., to the stiite senate. He resides in Bethel, Vt, 

669. ii. Maiuh Cha^e Wilson, b. May 4, 1834, d. in 1852. 

670. iii. Oliver S. Wilson, b. 







AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 151 

[Seventh Generation.] 

658. iii. Dr. Abel L. Child, third child and eldest son of 
Daniel and Appama Lyman Child, b. in Rochester, Vt, Aug. 
{K 1810, m. 1st, Oct. 3, 1833, Margaret Tosier, at Manchester, 
Ind., m. 2d, Dec .25, 1847, Rebecca Coates, at Cincinnati, O., 
m. 3d, April 25, 1649, Eliza Hampton, at Munroe, O., m. 4th, 
Aug. 16, 1856, Cora Woodward, at Walnut Hills, O. 

Dr. Child left Vermont in the summer of 1833, and com- 
menced the study of medicine at Manchester, Ind.; thence he 
went to Cincinnati and attended lectures in the old Ohio Medi- 
cal Collie, and afterwards practiced for several years in Indiana. 
In 1839 he left his profession and took charge of the Ports- 
mouth, O., public schools, as superintendent. In 1848, he re- 
moved to Cincinnati and took charge of the Cincinnati High 
School (coloreii). In 1850 he became principal of the Walnut 
Hills High School. In the spring of 1857 he removed to 
Nebraska, bought land, and became a farmer, at the same time 
commenced raetallurgic observations and Teporting to the 
Smithsonian Institute. These observations are still continued, 
and reports made to the U. S. Signal Office. In 1867 he was 
elected a member of a constitutional convention of the state, 
and in 1869, elected probate judge of Cass county, which office 
he still holds (1880). 

The experiences of Dr. Child have been in many respects 
most remarkable. His life has been one of great activity. Fol- 
lowing the bent of an inquisitive mind, he has seen and known 
much of men and things. The natural force of character and 
versatility of talent which have marked his career have been 
important elements in reaching results. As a pioneer, future 
generations will read his history with interest and profit His 
reminiscences of the town of Plattsmouth and county of Cass, 
in Nebraska, contained in a little pamphlet entitled "Centennial 
Hi-story of Plattsmouth City," &c., are instructive and amusing, 
exhibiting much of wit and humor in the author ; and as a book 
of reference, will always be valuable. His indomitable courage 
lind pr>wer of endurance are striking features in his history, and 
such as are always prime elements in pioneer life. Of boldness 
ami daring in adventure, we have a thrilling illustration in a 
narrative from his pen. which we here insert : 



152 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBITRY, MA.- 



A REMI3II9CEKCE OF NIAGARA FALLS, OR, TBE OLD INDlAX LAODKR* 

I)uriDg a re$idem-e of several moQths at Niagara Falls, in the summer < 
1632, much of mj time was spent in wandering about, above, below and i 
der the Falb, searching out the various grand viewn, recesses and curiod 
ties of the vicinity. One morning in June I had descended iho old spiiil 
stairway to the foot of the American Fall, and after a time spent among tlw 
rocks and s^pray, W4i.s al^mt to i*etum, when a legend occurred to me uf on 
old Intlinn ladder, said bv some to exist, or to htvve existed in former timee. 
by wiiich accent had been made from the river to the top of the cliffs abort 
(some 200 feet), and U> bo ioeuted froiri oue-lmlf mile to one mile b^low the 
Falls. The existence of such a ladder had been disputed in my he 
several times by the oldest resilient*, ami often sought for from the clil 
above by othen* as well as by myself, but nothing hiid heen discovered in 
eating its existence. 

The search from l>elow un the river bank had not been attempted, i 
was held to be imposi>ible for a human being to pass down the river l*etwe 
the cliffs and water, as in places the ix:>ck3 projected to the very margin < 
the rapid iumultutm.s turrent, and the portions where the solid walls i 
ceded were filled either with broken, jagged rocks or dcnsly matted 
thorny bushes and bni'^h, living and dead, forming a barrier hardly pen 
trable to any animal larger than a squirrel or rabbit. 

Withbut very little thought or consideration.! resolved at once toi 
the imfMissahle (?) and search from Iwlow. I soon learned from sore experieQ 
that the difficulties of the path had not been magnified. It was inde 
fearfully hard road to travel. But 1 persevered till the etrlamty of 
fearful track to be retraced, in case of retreat, overshadowed the [ifis^lbll 
tics of the iwlvance, I therefore continued to press forward At leuu 
after, to me, a very long half mile's travel, I was rewarded with u %i\ 
of something like a ladder. It lofjked ancient and much decayed, many i 
the rounds broken out and gone. It was some 25 feet long, and stood with 
jtti top resting against a shelf or table fkrojected from the face of the f»eqKik 
dicular wall extending some tifty or sixty feet above it. 

The ladder seemed wejik and dangerous, and the n:>ugh and ragged rock? 
about its foot argued no pli^ti^ant bed in case of even a slight fall. But ii 
^&:i the I iMlder or refreat: and. wilh some hesitation. 1 Xrx)k to the bidder, 
With bated breath— touching each round ho fure/w//^— changing from one 
side to the other. )ts the one seemed more *lecayed, or cracked undf^r my 
weight, 1 slowly worked my way up. It was with extreme difficulty thai l_ 
passed over the niis*iiug rounds, and off from two which broke under i 
feet without shocks and jars which might send the ladder and myself inl 
crash to the rocks below. But over all I reached the top and could then sk 
that the shelf against which the ladder rested was from twelve to fiftacQ 
inches in width. To the right it decreased in width till, at some tweiicy 
feet distance, it disappeared. On the left it ran with uneqaal widths from 
ten to twelve in^'hes, about the same distance, and was then lost behind a 
sharji angle of the rock. Escafic to the right there was none; to tlu' 
could 1 possibly succeed in reaching I ho angle I w»is there a path h*-, 
If not, why was this ladder ever placed here? The presumption was im 
favor of a passage, and I would try it. But to leave the ladder for »n up- 
right position on the shelf, as also to traverse this narrow ledge, with tbt 



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153 



perpefidiculttr rfnik above crowding you off, when ont'e on it, was a work of 
peril, A slight touch of the rock alxjvp ini^ht iipt^et my htiknce, when 
nothing couhi save me from the ragged rocks twenty-five feet Ih'Iow. That 
every movement was oaleuhited, limed and measured previons to aetuiil 
motion, 1 need not say. 

At length my feet rested on the sheK, And, then, as I gradually raised 
inyaell, a part of the shelf under my ftx>t crumbled ar.d felL I also fell, 
with my face to the shelf But in my struggle to save myself 1 pressed my 
foot so hard against the liwlder that it wh,s displaced, and wilh ii terrific 
crash it lay in fragments on the rocks helow, leaving nie witli all rfiretti ut- 
terly cut off. Completely exhausted and unner\^ed, 1 lay like one dead for 
several minutes, when the qiiesUon of a |)assage around the angle of the 
rock oc-enrred to my mind, and instimtly rebraeed every nerve and muscle. 
Cautiously I raised myself on to my hunds and knees and crept along a few 
feet, till the shelf heeame so narrow that there wa^ not room for hoth knees. 
Slowly and carefully I rose to my feet, grasping with thumb and finger ends 
upon the small proieetionss. crevices. Sec. of the rt»cks ahove me, and ad- 
viincing one foot a few inches and then bringing the other up behind, as 
there was no room to pass one by the other. 

Thus at last I reached the dreaded angle. But there, the light blazed out 
lipon me. Around the angle, and a couple of stepfc;, and I was lying at rest 
on a Ijeautiful hut ?ligiitly inclined greensward. Luxurious as my couch 
was, it was not devoid of thorns, as I could not forget that I had yet some 
one hundred and seventy-five feet more to climb, and ^orue harrier must be 
interf^osed, somewhere, else this place would have been di.«covered from 
above. I noticed while iying here, for the first time^ that my finger ends 
were batlly cut^ by the inlensity of my grip on the rocks over my narrow 
path. 

My anxiety increasing as to what I had still to eneonnter above, I arose 
and commenced my upward way. Evidently I was on a large slide of for- 
mer days* arrested in its movemenl. On a very crooked track I found no 
difficulty in ascending to about twenty feet from I he top of the cliffs, but 
here I met the apprehended barrier, in a solid perpendicular wall of about 
twenty feet, I followed this wall to the right till the slide joined it in a 
sheer descent of one hundred feet. No escape there. Then to the left with 
a like result, only fifty feet worse. The Old Bastile of France was not a 
safer prison. The remains of another old ladder, utterly decayed, showed 
how formerly travelers had ascended. But hold, a ray of light produces a 
throb of hope. In the angle produced by the wall and slide on the left, 
grows a smalJ white birch tree, with the roots inserted partly in the crevices 
of the wall, and partly in the earth of the slide. It rose some thirty feet, 
leaning from both the wall and the slide at an angle of some ten degrees, 
EDd over the fearful abyss below of one hundred and fifty feet. Its diame- 
ter at the ft>ot was some four or five inches. Again, an old log of about 
one fool in diameter (but how long I could not see), projected from the 
ihtly sloping Imnk above, the lower end nearly reaching the while biR-h 

n feet from the root. Here was a bridge that a squirrel 

I safety, bul toM 1? 

w the tree must bear it down, and away from the end of 
nt of reach of it, and suspend tne over the terrible 




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ahrss below. No, nol I could never travel over that road. But, whal Uienl 
What other resource? There was really no other way of escape from ray 
prison^ and to remain there* w^as only a long lingering death fn^m stnn;* 
Uon. I well knew that the roa#i ii-om the Falb.down the river U^ the ^vIhi I 
j>ool^ pas^i^ed a full half mile distant. It was a lonely, out of the way pia . . 
and hardly a chance of a human l>eing coming within reach of the k)u*hI si 
my voice at any lime. 

A full examination of all my resources, showed clearly that the only choice 
there was in the matter, wa:« death by starvation, long and cni**l, or a sud- 
den, yet fearful one, on the rocks below. If I dio^ the latter, llwte wm^ » 
ImtbIy pii4usible chance of escape. The love of life was then strong with roe, 
and the almost intinitely small chance for it, sent roe to the fo*it of the Trei», 
The suiall limbs were frt;i|ucut. and up I climbed. My anticipations wei^ 
realized. By the time I wa^ up twelve feet on the tree, it had bent over &o 
as to be enlirelv out of reach of the log hIm>vc, and one glance into the fear* 
ful depths below induced such gidiliness*, .sickness, and intent fear, that it 
was with the utmost diflicviliy that I held tt> the tree, as I hastened to the 
ground. 1 dropped to the eartli in a dujl, stupified despair. ^11 kiop« wts 
dead. ........ 

I have no recollection of any process of thought ar reason. I knew noth- 
ing — but a sensation of ufier hopeh^^tfjus. How long I lay in this nUle, I 
know not, time was forgotten. But at length I found myself upon toy feet, 
and making for the tree again ; why. or for what, I knew not. Simply as a 
machine I went to the tree, and recoinnienced its ai-cent. Devoid of all fi*r 
or nervoui»ncsis, I reached the height of the log on the bank, now R^nif 
three feet from my extended hand and arm. Next I found myself swaying 
the tree back and forth, to bring it within reach of the log — over and o^er. 
down and (Joitii I went toward that awful abyss, again and again befon* th 
reaction bmught me within reai^h of the log. As I reached it, I threw 
arm over it, and tbu^f for an instant I hung. The recoil of the tree» «issbi 
by my weight, was fnilling upon my arm with a force it could not eiidn 
At that ins.'ant a fullconsciousnei^s of my j>osilion and its fearful peril bml( 
upon me, ami as full a sense that then «nd fher^ was no time or pliice ^ 
thought or conjjideration. I let the tree loose, and with a desi>erate efforl 
threw my other arm over the log, and then, after two fruitles=> effort*, li^^kc 
my feet around the log alx>ve my hand^. 

And then I felt that the hg iraH Miowty sliding doten ottr the hank, Y^ 
— it was surely going— I could feel it and see it move — it was all but over 
that would be— annihilation— . All feoir, fatigue, and nervous weakiiii 
left me, I was at perfect etise. Time again utterly failed me. How loogJ 
was thus suspended I have no knowledge. But at last. I became con 
that the log had *st^»pped. 1 ct»uld see where it had rubbed and grotil 
along on the edge of the rock about a frxtt, and then caught on a knotT 
Then I tried to move myself up toward the bank, but found, suspended a* 
I was, and with the inclination of tbc log ;sf»me ten degrees), I cod 
I rmtaf get on ttip of the big— and I did so — but Iwtr I have no recoli 
From thence I reached the bank and fell upon the grass. There men 
ceased, and all was blank. . , . , As consciousne^* 
returned, 1 began to realize that if I had a Ix^dy, it was utterly dend. 
wa* f^urroundod by the blackest of darkness, and could neither move or J 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 155 

any member of my body, if I had one. By degrees I recalled the perilous 
scenes through which I had passed, and a somewhat indefinite conclusion 
followed that by some means I had fallen from the cb'ff, and that the body 
was dead. 

But the old habit of contrelling the body through the mind was still 
strong, and in my continued efforts in that direction, one of my hands fell 
from my body to the ground, producing a cold and wet sensation. This 
produced a shock and upset my conclusion as to my death, and 1 worked 
away more vigorously to get control over the body. In a few minutes, I so 
far succeeded as to find myself lying on the wet grass. With still further 
effort I found a log near by, lying much as I recollected the one did on 
which I reached the bank, and knowing that the higher end lay from the 
precipice, and in the direction of the road, I followed it on my hands and 
knees to the end, and then succeeded in getting on to my feet and started 
in the direction of the road. 

After several mishaps, from contact with brush, stumps, trees, &c., and 
several falls, with the returning circulation, my sight also began to return. 
I began to see stars, but of course no sun. The day had passed and it was 
some time in the night. At last I found the road, and reached my board- 
ing house at the Falls, at 2 o'clock a. m. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children. 

[By Margaret Tozier.] 

674. i. Lucy Marion Child, b. at Manchester, Indiana, Aug. 12, 1834, 
m. July 4, 1853, Washington Walts. 

675. ii. RoLLiN Almanzor Child, b. at Manchester, Ind., Aug. 6, 1836, 
d. same day. 

676. iii. Philander Ronald Child, b. at Campbell, Ind , Nov. 10, 1837, 
m. Jan., 1860, Lizzie Zeodorski. 

677. iv. Laura Almira Child, b. at Portsmouth, 0., July 11, 1840, m. 
Mar. 14, 1856, William Simmons. 

678. V. EvERARD Seymour Child, b. at Portsmouth, 0., Jan. 7, 1842, m. 
Aug. 6, 1865. Hannah E. Thomdike. 

679. vi. Ella Olivia Child, b. at Portsmouth, 0., Dec. 14, 1843, d. June 
19, 1845. 

[By Rebecca Coates Child. ] 

680. vii. Harry Preston Child, b. at Clermont Phalanx, 0., Oct. 2, 
1848; for some ten years past yard master of Kansas City, Mo., stock yards. 

[By Eliza Hampton Child.] 

681. viii. Julia E. Child, b. Nov. 10, 1850, at Walnut Hills, 0., m. June 
29, 1879, James W. Thomas, at Plattsmouth, Neb. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

674. i. Lucy Marion Child, eldest child of Dr. Abel Ly- 
man and Margaret Tozier Child, b. in Manchester, Ind., Aug. 
12, 1834, m. at Harmonia, Ind , July 4, 1858, Washington 
Walts. She d. in Oregon, Feb. 12, 1865. Mr. Walts resides 
in Oregon with his two sons. 



B£KJAM1X CHILD OF ROXBURY, ILkSS. 

[XiniK Generation.] Children: 
m2. i. Aloszo L. Walts, b, at New Albfmy, Ind., 1854. d. 1857- 
66a. ii. HEJiRy Walts, h, at Sugar Grove. Ind., Aug. 10, 1856. 
084. iii. Marclis Walts, b. at Glendale. Neb., Jun. 1880. 

[Eighth Generation ] 

d76. iii. Philander Ronai,d Child, third child and sec- , 
ond son of Dr. Abel L and Margaret Tozier Child, h. at Camp^fl 
bell, Ind., Nov. 10, 1837, m. Jan., 1860, at St Louis, Mo., Uz^ 
zie Zeodorski He was engaged in a railroad tunnel in Cali- 
fornia, in April, 1875, sinc€ which time he has not been heard 
from ; it is presumed he is dead, lie served in the late 
war in the Union army. 
[Ninth Generation] Children: 

e58S. i. MtcHABL Child, b. at St Umis, Mo., 1861. 

088. ii. Benon Child, Ik at St. Louis, Mo., 1863. 

687. iiL WU.UE Child, b, at Glendale. Neb., 18^6. 

These tliree children are living in Saunders Co., Ne 
[Eighth Generation.] 

677. iv. Lacka Almira Child, fourth child and second 
dau, of Dr. Abel L. and Margaret Tozier Child, b. in Port9M 
mouth, 0„ July 11, 1840, m, March 14, 1856» William Sim-^ 
mens, at Lafayette, Inti They reside at Lafayette, Ind. 

[Ninth Genenitiori.] Children; 

688. i. George Simmons, b. at Lafayette. Ind., April 22, 1858. d. samedaf. 
mi. ii. He\ry L, Simmons, b. lit Lafayette, Ind, Feb, I, I860, d. Aug, 

10. 1864, at St. Louis. Mo. 

6»0 iii, LucT E Simmons, b, at Lafayette, Ind., May 13, 1868, d. Feb. 
1^, 181>5. ^ 

60L iv, William E. Simmons, l». at Lafayette, Ind , March $4. 1865. ^f 

68£. V. Minnie Issabkl Simmons, b. at Lafayette, Ind», Jan. 24 I860. 

6^, vi. Mahoaret .rANKTTE SiMMONS, b. In GUmdale, N(?b., July 20, ISTi. 

004. viL Charles Lester Simmons, b. in Glen dale, Jan. 22, 1875. 

695. viii. Eakl Chase Simmons, b. at Lafayette, Ind,. Sepr Im isTT 

[Eighth Generation] 

678. V. EvERARD Seymour Child, fifth child and thin! 
son of Dr. Abel L and Margai*ct Tozier Child, b. in Ports- 
mouth, 0., Jan. 7, 1842, m. Aug. 6, 1865, Hannah E. Thorn- 
dike. Keside at Afton, Neb. Mn Cliild served through the 
civil war; is postmaster and county surveyor. 
[Ninth Generalion.] Children: 

{J06 i. LoRENA P. Child, b. June 2, 1866, at Glendale, Neb, 
697, ii. Earl L. Child, b, Feb, 15, 18tj», al Glendale, Neb, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS.. 157 

[Seventh Generation.] 

660. V. Eliza Augustin Child, fifth child and third dau. 
of Daniel and Appama Lyman Child, b. in Eochester, Vt, 
July 6, 1814, m. about 1843, Seth Sterling. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

698. i. Maurice Sterling, b. in Warren, Vt., 1844, m. Elraina Freeman 
of Warren. 

699. i\, Emily Sterling, b. in Warren, Vt., 1847, m. Godfrey Sumner of 
Braintree, Vt. Lives in Warren. 

700. iii. George Sterling, b in Warren, Vt.. 1849, m. Mary Bucklin. 
Lives in Warren, Vt. 

70l iv. Laura Sterling, b. in Warren, Vt., 1854, m. Wm. Prosser of 
Hancock. Vt. 

702. V. Ida Sterling, b. 1859. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

661. vi. Elijah Lyman Child, sixth child and third son 
of Daniel and Appama Lyman Child, b. in Eochester, Vt, July 
31, 1816, m. June 20, 1838, Elizabeth Blanchard, at Woodstock, 
Vt He lives in Bethel, Vt, a merchant there for thirty years. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

703. i. Elizabeth Janette Child, b. July 1. 1840, lives in Bethel, Vt 

704. ii. Daniel Lyman Child, b. June 25, 1852, lives in Bethel, Vt. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

664. ix. Unity R Child, ninth child and fifth daughter of 
Daniel and Appama Lyman Child, b. in Bethel, Vt, March 1, 
1822, m. Oct 30, 1844, Charles W. Lillie, at Bethel, Vt 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

705. i Juliette A. Lillie, b. in Bethel, Vt , Dec. 3. 1845, m. Sept. 17, 
1863, E. C. Belt. Reside at Corning, Iowa. 

706. ii. Charles W. Lillie, Jr., b. in Bethel, Vt., April 7, 1849, d. May 
5.1863. 

707. iii. Elbert Ray Lillie, b. inHethel, Vt., April 11, 1851, d. in Cal- 
ifornia, Aug. 18, 1875. 

708. iv. Samuel Lillie, b. in Bethel. Vt., Dec. 8, 1853, d. same day. 

709. V. Daniel Lillie, b. in Sugar Grove, Ills., Nov. 17, 1854, d. Oct. 6, 
1860. 

710. vi. Lizzie A. Lillie, b. in Hazleton, Iowa, Dec. 1857. 

711. vii. Edwin Lillie, b. in Hazleton, Iowa, Mar. 1, 1862. 

712. viii. Francis G. Lillie, b. in Independence, Iowa, Feb. 14, 1865. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

647. iii Enos Child, third child and second son of Stephen 
and Mercy Chase Child, b. in Cornish, N. R, Jan. 10, 1783, 
m. Aug. 23, 1806, Sarah Bemis, who was b. in Spencer, Mass., 
Sept 3, 1783. He removed from Cornish to Bethel, Vt, 1812 
or 1813, where he d. Jan. 30, 1839. 



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[Seventh Generation] Children: 

713* i, Abigail Mary Chili\ b. in Bethe], Vt., May, 24, 1807, m, Jan* 
19, 1820, Benjamin Rice of Rf>yak4in, Vt. They lived in Royalton. He d. 
May 12, 1867: she d. April 25,' 1868. 

714. ii. W. Chase Ciiij.d, b. in Bethel, Vt.. June 24, 1806, d. March 13, 
1813. 

715. iii. Alice Cokivit Ch!j,d, b. in Bethel, Vt, Feb. 26, 181Q. m. 1889. | 
Hiram TwiehelL 

716. iv% Mehct Child, b. in Bt^thol, Vt , Oet. 12, 1811, ra. Majr 4, 1883, I 
Justin Lilly. 

717. w Asaph Bemis Child, h, in Bethel, Vt,. Aug^. 22, 1813| m. Jan. 7, | 
i840. Eust^bja Stibiiie, 

718. vi. Saijah Child, b. in Bethel, Vt., Aug. 17, 1815, m. S^pt. 14,1854. 
John Nasely. in Randolph, Vt. She d. Sept. 18. 1856. 

719 vii Ruth Chilp, b. in Betliel, Vt.. Nov. 22, 1817. m. Sept. 12.1837, 

Win. BiiHs. 

730. viiL Rachel Dawhon Child, b. in Bethel, Vt., Nov. 4, 1819, d. 1822. i 
72L ix Enos DENKiftiJK Child, b. in Bethel, Vt., May 7, 1822, m. June ' 

7, 1846, Ellen VVilliams, b. April 14, 1839. Settled in Ironton, 0. in 1844, 

and died there. No children. 

722 X RACUEt Child, 3d, b. in Bethel Vi , June 25, 1824. in. May 7,] 
1844, Dr David G. Williams. 

ISeventh Generation.] 

716. Hi, Alice Corbit Child, third child and second dau, 
of Eims and Samh Bemis Child, b. in Bethel, Vt, Feb. 26, 
1810, ra. 1S39, Hiram Twiehell of Belhel, b. March 3, 1813. 
Four ehildreiL 
[Eighth Generation*] Children: 

723 i. Alice Child Twichell, b. in Bethrl. Vt, Miuch 27. 1840. 
T24. ii. Mary Janktte Twichell, b in Bethet Vt., July 18, 1843. 
725. lii. Sarah Twichkll, b. in Bethel, Vt., Oet. 23. 1843. 
786. iv. Frakk Twichell, h. in Bi^thel, Vt., Sept 7, 1848. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

716. iv. Mercy Chiu>, fourth child qikI third dau. of Eiiogj 
and Sarah Bemis Child, b. Oct 12, 1811, in Bethel, Yt, m. i 
May 4, 1833, Justin Lilly, b. Oct. 5, 1S07. She d. Feb. 27, ] 
1838. Lived in Barnard, Vt. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

727. i. Dudley Cnn-D Lilly, b, Oc-t. 19, 1834. 

728. ii. Alice Child Lilly, h. June 7, 1836. 

729. iii. Daniel Lilly, b, Jan. 31, 1638. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

717, V* Asaph Bemis Chlld, fifth child and second son 
Enos and Sarah Bemis Child, b, in Bethel, Vt. Aug. 22, 1813^^ 
m. Jan. 7, 1840, Eusebia Sabine, who wiis bom FeU 20, 1813, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 159 

d. Sept 16, 1873. Mr. Child d. March, 1879, in the 66th year 
of his age. 

Soon after the birth of Asaph Bemis Child, his parents moved 
into Bethel, Vt., then comparatively new and wild, where he 
led a truly pioneer life. Asaph Bemis grew to be a stalwart 
boy by the exercise of his muscular powers in helping to 
bring into culture the new home. He came to be a power, ere 
he had reached the age of twenty-one. in clearing the farm and 
sustaining the household. At an early day the elements of a 
strong mind, and a robust constitution, began to be developed. 
While his hands were industriously and efficiently employed in 
the field, his leisure hours were spent in reading and study, till 
his knowledge of the primary branches of education was suffi- 
cient to qualify him to teach a common school. For several 
winters, while in his minority, he taught school, and returned 
to work on his father s farm in the summer. After reaching 
his majority, he spent two winters at the Academy in Eandolph, 
Vt, boarding with his uncle. Judge Chase, Chief Justice of the 
State of Vermont; working for his board. So faithful and 
efficient was he, that his uncle declared he accomplished more 
than any other laborer on the farm, and that he was so studi- 
ous he kept his standing in his class. Such was the force of 
character, and the unflagging mental application exhibited at 
this period, foreshadowing what the future would be in attain- 
ments and efficiency. 

Having passed his twenty-second year, and acquired such 
knowledge as his limited means would allow, he commenced 
the study of medicine, and attended a course of medical lectures 
at Dartmouth College, N. H Afterwards he attended a medi- 
cal course in Boston, Mass., when he returned to Bethel, Vt, 
and read and practiced with Dr. Alfred Page of that town, and 
gained much favor among the people for skill and urbanity. 
To complete his medical studies he went to Burlington, Vt, 
and graduated, receiving his medical diploma from that insti- 
tution. His thoroughness as a student cannot be questioned. 
But he was not satisfied with the medical practice. He went 
to Boston and connected himself with the office of Messrs. Ellis 
cV Dana, leading dentists in that city. For two years he indus- 
triou.«ly applied himself, and became a skillful dentist He 
then opened an office of his own, and proved himself to be one 



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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBrRT, MASS. 



of the most popular dentists of the city. Natorally of a sf 
Illative turn of mind, he began at this period to write and put 
lish articles ou Cjuestions of public interest His first dis 
tion was a treatise an the ''Care and Preservation of the Teetb 
These literary efforts led to the publication of a monthly 
azine called The AtJietnvnm. He was much interested in th 
subject of education^ and for some time was an aetiv^e memli 
of the Public Schoul committee of Boston. He finally becan 
much interested in the new philosophies and spiritualistic mac 
ifestations, so called In support of these he was very earne 
and is thongbt to have made many converts. 

The development of his philosophies is before the public, an 
the fi'uits will be judged of variousl)^ as the opinions of me 
a}>proximate to or diverge from his own. 
[Eighth GpnemtioD.l Children: 

730. i. John Tukoim:>he Citild, U .hme 13, 1841. ni. .Tune 4, 1863, Sfirsti 
Gerry. 

731. ii. Henrv Child, b, Juii. Ifl, 1847, in Boston. Mass. 
733, iii Ca.utLEs Edward Child, h. July 31, 1853. in Boston, MasR. 

[Eighth Genenition.J 

730. i. John Theodore Child, eldest child of Asaph BemSl 
and Eusebia Sabine Child, b. June 13, 18-Jrl. m, June 4, 1863, 
Sarah Gerry. 
[Ninth Genemtion.] Children: 

733. i. Sahah Gerthi de Child, \k 1864* 

734. iL Mad ALINE Eliza detu I'hild, b, 1867. 

735. iii, RiTTu Lavikl^ CniLD, b. Dec, 7, 18G8. 
73ft. iv. Beunicb Theodore Can/D. b. Feb. 1, 1872, 

[Seven t h G e ivenAt i o u . ] 

719. vii. Ruth Child, seventh child and fifth dau. of Enc 
and Sarah Bemis Child, b. in Bethel, Vt, Nov, 22, 1817, 
Sept 12, 1837, Wni. Basfi of Braiiitree, Vt, b. March 14, 181( 
She died at Jefferson City, Mo., 1861, 
[ Ei gh I b Cr on e mt m n . ] C h i 1 rl re n : 

737. i Wm. Edwarh B.vt*8, b. An^'. 16, 18-'8, in Bmintree. Vt. 

788. ii. ENoa Cnn-D Babs, K in Braintr e, Vt . July 20, 1840 

739, ill, Dlidley Chase Ba^s*. h, in limintree, Vt , Aug, 10, 1842 

740, iv. Sarah Agnes Bass, b. in Brain tri^o, Vt , Dec, 2, 1844. 

741, V. Charles Henkv Ba^s, b. in Bmmtret^, Vt., Jiilj 23, 1848. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

722, X. Rachel Child, 2)j, tenth child and seventh dao, 
Enoa and Siirah Bemis Cbild, b. in Bethel, Vt.j June 25, 1824 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 161 

m. May 7, 1844, Dr. Gardner Williams. She d. May 17, 1868, 
in Boston, Mass. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

742. i. EusBBiA Sabinb Williams, b. March 8, 1845. 

743. ii. Grace Williams, b. Feb. 6, 1849. 

744. iii. Clarik Williams, b. Sept 26, ia51. 

745. iv. Uletbttr Williams, b. Jan. 27, 1855. 

746. V. Alice Child Wn.LiAMS, b. May 24. 1858. 

[Sixth Generation] 

648. iv. Ursula Child, fourth child and second dau. of 
Stephen and Mercy Chase, b. in Cornish, N. H., June 2, 1785, 
m. Nov. 2, 1806, Ebenezer Cummings, at Cornish, N. H. He 
was b. June 24, 1779. She d. Jan. 29, 1834, in Cornish. 

[Seventh Generation.] Child : 

747. i. Dudley Cummings, resides at Palmyra, Mo. 

Sixth Generation.] 

650. vi. Eudocia Child, sixth child and fourth dau. of 
Stephen and Mercy Chase Child, b. in Cornish, N. H., Jan. 27, 
1789. m. June 8, 1806, Benjamin Freeman, who was born Aug. 
6, 1781, at Plainfield, N. R 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

748. i. Philander Chase Freeman, b. in Plainfield, N. H., Aug., 1807, 
m. May, 1838, Sarah Norton. 

749. ii. James Freeman, b. in Plainfield, N. H., Aug., 1812, d. May, 
1877. 

750. iii. Mercy Freeman, b. in Plainfield, N. H., Oct,, 1814, m. 1837, 
March Chase. 

751. iv. LucLi Freeman, b. in Plainfield, N. H., Nov., 1817, m. 1848, 
Benj. C. Daniels. 

752. V. Clara Freeman, b. in Plainfield, N. H., Dec, 1820. Lives in 
Plainfield, N. H. 

753. vi. John Freeman, b. In Plainfield, N. H., April, 1825. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

748. i. Philander Chase Freeman, eldest child of Eudo- 
cia Child and Benjamin Freeman, b. in Plainfield, N. H., Aug., 
1807, m. May, 1838, Sarah Norton of Plainfield, N. R 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

754. i. Frederick Freeman, b. in Claremont, N. H., March, 1839, d. in 
Newburgh, N. Y., 1S67. 

755. ii. Frank Grannis Freeman, b. in Claremont, N. H., April, 1844, 
d. Nov. 1844. 



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[Seveatb Gcnentioo.] 

7aO. iii. Mercy Freeman, third child and eldest dau. of 
Eadocia Child and Benjamin Freeinan, h. in Plainlield, N. IL, 
Oct, 1814, m. Jan,, 1837, March Chase of Langdon, N. R 
[Eighth GeneratiODu] Child: 

75$. i. John Ciui»e^ b. in Laagdon, N. H.. Oct., 1840, m* April, ISH 
Sleaiior 6. Spaulding in Lebanon, X. H. Thej had one child. 
[Ninth GeoetatioD.] Child: 

797* i. LccT Cbass, h. in Langdon, K. H., Mairh, 1887. 

[Serenth Generation ] 
75L iv. LcciA Freesian, fourth child and second da«L d 

Eiidocia Child and Benjamin Freeman, b. Nov., 1817, m. Jane^ 

1843, Benjamin C. Daniels. She died Jane, 1847. 

[Eighth GeDeradon ] Children : 
758. L Nelus K- Danjels. b. March, 1S44, m. Oct. 11^4, Emma J, Halt 
750. ii. James Morkis Da^xiels, b. Aug,, 1846, d. Jan., 18^. 

[Eighth Generation,] 

758. i* Nellis K. Daniei^^ eldest child of Lucia Freeman 
and Benjamin C. Daniels, and grandson of Eudocia Child Fr 
man, k Marcb^ 1844, m. Oct, 1874, Emma J. Hall in Lebaa 
on, N. H. 

[Ninth Generation.] Child : 
760. i. Blakcbb L. Daxiels, b. Aug , 1879. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

652. viii. Stephen Child, Jr., eighth child and third son ol 
Stephen and Mercy Cliase Child, b. in Cornish, N. H., Aug.! 
20, 1792, m. March 20, 1822, Eliza Atwood, at Cornish Flat 
N. n. She was born April 21, 1801, at Pelham, N. H. Mr 
Child lived and died in Cornish. 
[Seventh Generation,] Children: 

76L i. Eliza Janb Chh^d, b. iu Comish. N. H., June E3, 1823, m. Maj 
4, 18G8, Freeinaii Woodward of Greenfield, Mass. 

762. ii. PiiiLAKDEK Chase Child, b, in Cornish, N, H., Sept 30, 1814, 
m. Sept. 20, 1S40, Sarah Hodge of Cornish. 

763. iii, George Fra^nklin Child, b. in Cornish. N. H., July 18, IW, 
d. Aug. 22. 1834. 

764. iv, WrLLL\M Henrv Child, b. iu Cornish, N. H., Dec. 22, 1832»i 
Jan. 1. 1857, Ellen Frances Leigh ton. 

765. V. Mahion Ella Child, b, in Cornish. S, IT., Oct. 0. 18S4, ra. Jnl] 
10, 1867, Gen. Joseph Hartllnger of Hungary, Europe, now of Dover, N, i 

[Seventh Generation.] 

764. iv. William Henby Child, fourth child and thirds 
of Stephen and Eliza Atwood Child, b. in Cornish, N. H,, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 163 

22, 1832, m. Jan. 1, 1837, Ellen Frances Leighton of Hartford, 
Vt A farmer, lives at Cornish Flat, N. H. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

766. i. William Palmbr Child, b. Noy. 15, 1857, in Cornish, N. H. 

767. ii. Frank Eugene Child, b. April 19, 1^59, in Cornish, N. H., d. 
1860. 

768. iii. Hattie Lillian Child, b. Dec. 28^ 1863, in Cornish, N. H. 

769. iv. Edwin Lbiohton Child, b. May 28, 1867, in Cornish, N. H. 

770. V. Eva Child. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

054. X. Jane Child, tenth child and seventh dau. of Stephen 
and Mercy Chase Child, b. in Cornish, N. H., m. Jacob J. Sat- 
ford. They lived at Eoyalton, Vermont, a few years and then 
moved to Cold water, Mich., and resided there till the time of 
their death. Their children were all born in Eoyalton, Vt 
[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

771. i. Heney Safpord, was a clergyman of the Episcopal church; has 
been settled in Vermont, Michigan and Indiana. 

772. ii. Hebek Chase Sappord. 

773. iii. Philander Safford. 

774. iv. Prudentia Safford. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

642. iv. Abel Child, fourth child and fourth son of Daniel 
and Euth Ammidown Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Oct 18, 1752, 
DO. March 11, 1779, Eebecca Allard. She was b. 1760, A 1820, 
in Woodstock. He d. Nov. 12, 1807, in Woodstock, Ct, where 
he had always lived. They had eight children. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children : 

775. i. Uriah Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Dec. 5, 1779, m. April 2, 
1807, Polly Carpenter. 

776. ii. Salome Child, b July 8, 1781, m Sept. 3, 1803, Abiel Chamber- 
lain. 

777. iii. Stephen Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., April 21, 1783, m. Abigail 
Carter. 

778. iv. Nabby Bridges Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., March 28, 1785, 
unmarried. 

779. V. Rebecca Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 6, 1790, m. Jan. 28, 
1822, Nathan Morse. 

780. vi. Abel Child, Jr, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 6, 1792, m. 1st, 
March 16, 1826, Dorothea Child, m. 2d, Feb. 16, 1831, Sophia Child. 

781. vii. Alvin Child, b. in Woodstock Ct., April 23, 1795, m May 3, 
1824, Mary May. 

782. viii. Daniel Child, b. in Woodst09k,.Ct., Dec. 2, 1797, m. April 9, 
1827, Lucy Carpenter. 



BEKJAMIK CHILD OF ROXBtlRY, MASS. 

[Sixth Generation,] 

775, i. IJRrAir Child, first child of Abel and Rebecca AUard 
Child, b. ill Woodstock, Ct, Dee. 5, 1779, m. April 2, 1807, Pollj 
Carpenter. Soon after bis marriage he removed to Norwich, 
Chenango county, N. Y., and settled on a farm a few miles from 
the village of Noj'wicL He died Jul}^ 4, 1812, leaving a wife and 
three young children. For several years, previous to bis mar 
riage. he was a school teacher ; with some military aspirations 
he held a captain's comniissiou in a company of Infantry, whieL 
he supported with credit to his skill as an officer. At his death, 
Mrs. Child was left to cultivate the farm and care for the chi 
dren. Being a woman of great energy, and possessing a vigorou 
constitution, under many discouragements, succeeded, in 
aging successfully the farm till her sons grew to manhood, \ 
relieved her of much of her burdens. She died in Norwici 
1834. 
[Seventh OeneraUoTi.J Children: 

783 i. Abkl Child, b. in Norvrich, Chen, county, N. Y„ Dee. 20, 18 
He never mnrrieJ. Fie held the office of captain in a company of InfwDt 
He died Sept. 24. mU. 

784. ii. Ann Cfir.iA Child, b. in Norwich, N. Y,, Dec. 12, 1809, m» Ma 
10, 1840, Samuel Aldiieh. He died Jan. 25, 1873, leaving no cbildreli? 
Hrsi. Ahlrich lives in the village of Norwich, N. Y. 

785. iii. Joseph Uriah Child, b in Norwich. N. Y , Feb. 12. 1»12» 
1st, Dec 5, 1850, Limnna Pnge. She died Jan. 30, 1858, and he ra. 3d, OIH 
Eeclestun, whose maiden name was Benedict. He died May 6, 1879. 
Child was a farmer, and resided in Preston, N. Y. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children of Joseph Uriah Child, by his first wile: J 
TO6, i. Cklia L. Child, b. April 15, 1855. 
787. ii- John P. Child, b Jan. 35, 1&58. 



[Sixth Generation. 

776, ii. Salome Child, second child of Abel and ReVn 
Allard Child, h. in Woodstock, July H, 1781, m. Sept 3, IS 
Abiel Chamberlaiu. 

[Seventh Generation,] Child: 

788. i, John Newton Chantberlain, b May 26, 1812. m. 1838. l^r 
Plympton. Had seven children. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children i 

789. i. Rebecca Plympton CHANnjERLAiii, b. Nov. 12, 1839, m 1859» ' 
H. Baker, Had live ehildren. 

700. ii, John Newton CnAMBERLAiN^ b. Feb. 20, 1841, m, Abbie Buo 
791. iii. ALVtN Bond Chamberlain, b. Dec, 16, 1842, m. Oct, 10, 18 
Mary L. Fvink, 



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165 



I 



702. i\\ Ellen S. Cfiambeeilain, b. Jan» 13, 184^, m. Nov. ao, 18G7, 
Emery Andrews. Havu two children. 

793. \\ Emily U Chamberlain, b. May 3, 1847. m. 186S, Warren How- 
ard. Have one ehild. 
I 794. Ti. Mary D. Chambeulain, b, April 24, 1849. 

795. vii. EowtN H. Chamberlain, b. Feb. 2, 1852, m. 1876, Clam C. 
Wallace. Have one child, 

[Sixth Generation. J 

777. iii. Stephen" Child, second son, and third child of Abel 
and Rebecca Allard Child, h in Woodstock, Ct., April 21, 
1783, m, Abgail Carter, of Dudley, Mass., who was b. March 
22, 1783, She lives in Woodstock, Ct, in the home to which 
she was taken at her marriage, which must have been in 18 U, 
or 1812^ her age being 96 years. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

796. i. Elizabeth M. Child. l\ in Woodstock, Ct., in lttl3, m. April 4, 
1843, Rev. L. Burleigh. 

797. ii. Caholine Child, b. in Woodstock. Ct., in 181t5, m. William 
Chandler. 

7m iii. Abbey Child, b. in Woodstack, Ct., 1818. m. A.shlcy Mills. 

799. iv. Abel Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1831 > in. Ellen Biigt>ee. 

800. V. Harhiet F. C kilo, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1837, ra. Harris May. 

[Seventh Generation ] 

79ti. i. Elizabeth Morse Child, eldest child of Stephen 
and Abigail Carter Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1813, m. by 
Rev. Thomas Boiitwell, April 4, 1848, to Bev Lucien Burleigh. 

This Burleigh family, into which Elizabeth Morse Child 
married, is one of such prominence, from their unusual ability 
and devotion to the great refin'ms of the day, we are glad 
their alliance to the Child name permits us to sketch thern, 
briefly though it mnst be. Their lives are of such as we gladly 
ofl[er the youth of our kindred for ensamples. Rev. Lueiea 
Burleigh is the son of Rinaldo and Lydia Bradford Burleigh. 
Mrs. Lydia B, Burleigh was a direct descendant of Governor 
Bradford, who came to the new world with the first band of 
emigrants in 1620, on board the May-flower. Of the family of 
nine children given Mr. and Mrs. Rinaldo Burleigh, two died 
in infancy, the other seven attained mature yeai-s, six sons and 
one daughter. The physical development of these sons was 
so remarkable, they were sometimes termed ^'The thirty-six feet 
of Burleigh boys." The eldest son, John Oscar Burleigh, was 
born in Plaiiifield, Ct, where his father, who was a graduate of 



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BENJAMIN 01 



lie offices. The folio wing e> 
torical Collections :'* 

Rensselaer (^hiltl was largely eti 
circuit of con u try of coiisideraldo i 
will show, thi?i (!liiS5 of lHisine!>s, fid 
coraniuaitY, was muiiopolized by] 
possessed more Thaa the or<linary j 
[Seventh Gencraiif^iL] Children: 

593. i. A^A Child, b. in Woo 
Alice n. Goddard, 

594. ii Veleu CnauiN Child, 
Sept. 10, 18*20, Abigail Bullock. 

595. iii, Linus Child, k in Wci 
1 827^ Be re n th la Mason . 

Sm iv, Myra Child. K in Wo 
15, 1825. 

597. V. Lettnia Child, b. in 
1832, Henry Ing&lls. 

598. vi. Clarissa CBfLD, b. in 
18, 1841, Charles Chandler. 

599. vii. Pris< iLLA Child, b, idf] 
37, 1840, EeiiKst^laer Woodruff. 

GOO. viii. ErHKAiM Child, b. 
30. 1837. 

601. ix. RsNi^sELAEib Child, Jm.^ 
m, Aug., 1842, Miiria Marey. 

[Seventh Genemtion.] 

593. i. Hon. Asa Child, J 
Priscilk Corbin Child, b. iiij 
Feb. 13, 182fi, Alice Hart 
Goddard of Norwieli^ Ct 
lawyer in Connecticut He'j 
wlieu the Federal party wa 
Mayor of the City of Nor 
Representatives in the Conne 
Superior Court and of the I 
nectieutT — ^liis wife was the 
D.R, of;iPrestoDj Ct., and 
Bellamy^ D.D., of Bothlehera, 

Hon, Asa Chilrl was in statu! 
personal appearanee. Daseeiid 
influential, his early life comn 
Po.ssessed of tnorc \ 



roundings. 

ties, with a thorough 

life. 



education,! 



166 



BENJAMIN CliTLD OF ROXBITRY, MASSw 



Yale College^ was residing, being the principal of tbe Plainfie^ 
Academy. Mr. John O. Boi^leigh wai5 educated at the Plaii 
field Academy^ and at the Connecticut Literary Institute at 
Suffield. He Ijecaiiie a teacher in the public sch<:>ols of Kill- 
inglj, Ct, Oxford and Brookline, Masa While prLncipal of 
the high Bchool at Oxford Plains, he married Miss Evaline 
Moore, of that place. He had four children. The secou<l chi 
of Rinaldo and L. B. Burleigh, was a daughter, Franc 
Mary Bradford Burleigh, who maiTied Jesse Arms, and reside 
in Vineland, New Jei^sey. The third child wa^ Charles Cali^ 
ter Burleigh. **He was a bright scholar at an e^rly age ; wa 
fitted for college before he was twelve ; commenced teaching 
when he was fourteen. He was admitted to the bar as a lai 
yer, in Windham county, Ct." At this time he gave promifl 
of great brilliancy arid distinction in this profe^ion. For two 
years before his admission to the bar, in the years 1833 and '3 
lie edite<:l the first anti-slavery paper in Connecticut From i 
deep sense of duty, he gave up his legal aspirations, and devc 
ed himself to the cause of the slave, which he plead with ui] 
equaled logic, and great eloquence, until the hour of emanci^ 
pation. He then became a preacher and ministered to an **Ih'_ 
dependent Congregational Society" in Florence, Mass,, a 
tion he held for most of the remaining years of his life, 
was injured by a passing train when at a railway station, resu 
ing in his death ten days later. The highest testimony to 
intellectual and moral worthy was rendered by his fi*iends, Sa 
uel May^ William Lloyd Garrison, and other able men 
the time of his decease. The fourth child in the family, wa 
William Henry Burleigh ; as a boy, possessed of a sunnj 
mirthful temper, which dubbed him the *' rogue'* in boy ho 
and cheei'ed and sweetened his manhood With less ac^dcc 
cal training than his bi*others, he made for himself, neverth 
less, a ]>lace in the ranks of reformei^. He became a print 
and editor, and bravely and effectively labored in tlie temj 
ance and anti-slavery causes. In 1S37, he removed to Pitlj 
burgh, Pa., and published there the ChriMian Witness, and lat 
the Ihrtpemnce BfJfmer. The ^'ears of his residence in PeuD 
sylvania, were busy, useful, honorable and honored. In 1S4S, 
he returned Uy Connecticut, and in Harlfortl edited the Chrut^ 
tan Fr^iernaiif soon changed to Charter Oak. One who 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 167 

him well, and was capable of judging wisely, says of him : "He 
had few equals, and no superiors, as a writer, speaker, editor, 
poet, reformer, friend, associate : it was the universal testimony 
of those knowing him best, and esteeming him most truly, that 
he stood in the forefront of his generation." * 

In 1849, Mr. W. H. Burleigh went to Syracuse, N. Y., in 
the employ of the New York State Temperance Society, as 
lecturer, secretary, and editor of their paper, which position 
he held five years- In 1855, he received the unsolicited ap- 
pointment of harbor master from Gov. Myron H. Clark. In 
1863, heavy afflictions came upon him, and the loss of father, 
wife, daughter and grandson in rapid succession, so told upon 
his health, he was speedily compelled to seek restoration in 
change of scene. Somewhat more than a year after, he was 
invited to attend a silver wedding in Syracuse ; unable to be 
present, he sent the accompanying little poem of regrets: 

**0n this auspicious day, could all my wishes 

That peace be yours, and happiness, and health, — 
Assume the varied form of silver dishes, 
How would your tables glitter with their wealth. 

But since no sprite can work this transformation, 

I send my simple blessing in this rhyme ; 
With hearty love, and honest admiration 

That still grows stronger with the passing time. 

May the good angels evermore attend you 

And make your days all beautiful and fair. 
And since no other silver can I send you, 

I send a lock of my own silver hair." 

He passed away on the 18th March, 1871 ; John Chadwick 
said of him, at his funeral, "He loved everything, from rocks, 
woods, and waters, up to truth and God." 

The fifth child of Einaldo and Lydia B. Burleigh was Lu- 
cian, who married Elizabeth (or "Betsey") Morse Child; he 
.was born in Plainfield, Ct., on the 3d February, 1817, and is 
yet living in the house where he was .born. He studied for the 
ministry, and became a Baptist clergyman : he was, however, 
early inspired with the reformatory bias of his family. - At six- 
teen years of age made his maiden speech, upon temperance, 
and years of his life have found him devoting time and talent 

* Hon. Francis GiUette, M. C. 



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tte 



promotion of this reform. Id 1850, he became sec retarr 
of the "Society for the Suppression of Gambliog." In 1854, 
he was again in hia native place, engaged in teaching, much of 
the time^ in the Plainfield Academy, of which institution he 
has published an extende<:l history. For a number of yeai^ he 
has re^sided upon the ancestral farm, cultivating the soil, and 
acting as agent for the Conn. Temperance Union, also preach- 
ing when called U{>on.' 

The fifth son of this line was Cyrus Moses Burleigh, born id 
Plainfield, Ct, 8th Feb, 1820, dying at Sunnyside. Pa., 7th 
March, 1855. ''Though ending life in the rieliness an 
strength of his mental manhood, the years he had lived we 
full of earnest, hearty toil for the amelioration of the colored 
race, for the release of the intemperate from the thraldom 
vice, and for the advance of all efforts to uplift his fellow- 
ings.'* The last years of his life were spent in the State 
Penns^'lvania, editing the Pennsylvania Freeman, 

The youngest of these sods was George Shepard Burleig 
who was born in Plainfield, in 1822 ; he is now in the fall 
turity of a noble physical and mental manho*:Ml, and is widet] 
known as a poet of much strength and beauty of though 
Several years since he published in Philadelphia, Pa,, a volun 
of poems, entitled, *^The Maniac, and other Poems." At tl 
time of the Fremont campaign he published a volume of 
ems, on incidents in the life of X C. Fremont, called, ** Sign 
Fires on the Trail of the Path-Finder/' He has written many 
articles for periodicals, which would fill several volumes if ( 
lecteA He married Miss Rutii Burgess of Little Coraptciij 
R, L, where he now resides. 

Of the succeeding generation we say but a few words. Ther 
seems a remarkable development of artistic taste and talent, from 
which we may hope such good work, in the promotion of 
aesthetic culture, as the parents have wrought in reform. 

[Eighth Generation ] Chi Idren : 

801. i. Qkktrudr Eltzabetu Btnu.EtGM, li, in Woodstock, Ct., 
to, 1844. 

80S. ii. Harkikt FRASCEg Bchleigh/Ii. in Plainfield, Ct, July 10, IW. 

803. iiL Cauqline Ella BiRLEmn, h, m PlaiQfiel(3, Ct„ Jaly 28^ 1819, 
m. Frank Tjler. She resides in Ihniielsonvine, Ct, 



* Tu him we are indebted for the tnftin facts given of this band of brothers 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 169 

804. iv. LuciEN RiNALDO Burleigh, b. in Plainfield, Ct., Feb. 6, 1853. 

805. V. Wm. Bradford Burleigh, b. in Plainfield, Ct, July 18, 1855. 

806. vi. John Carter Burleigh, b. in Plainfield, Ct., May 18, 1857. 

[Seventh Generation,] 

797. ii. Caroline Child, second dau. and child of Stephen 
and Abigail Carter Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 1816, m. Jan. 
1, 1844, William Chandler, son of Capt John and Deborah 
Eddy Chandler of Dudley, Mavss. Mr. and Mrs. William Chan- 
dler were married by Rev. Thomas Boutwell. 

William Chandler is one of a family of ten children — nine 
sons and one daughter. His eldest brother, John Chandler, 
went as a missionary to India, in Oct., 1S46, and has continued 
there till the present time. He has had nine children, two of 
whom have died ; the others have received an education in this 
country ; three married and returned to India — two as mission- 
aries. Joseph Chandler, another brother of William, is a cler- 
gyman settled in Minnesota, and has had six children, three of 
whom are living. Augustus Chandler, the youngest brother 
of William, is a clergyman, preaching in Brattleboro, Vt, till 
compelled by failing health to relinquish his charge, and is now 
editor of a paper in Vermont* Of the two remaining brothers 
of William Chandler now living, one. Daman, is a farmer in 
Woodstock, Ct.; the other, Amasa, is the proprietor of a hotel 
on Woodstock Hill, Ct He has four children ; the two eldest 
are graduates from Yale College, New Haven, Ct The sister 
of Mr. William Chandler married Royal Hatch of Strafford, 
Vermont, and has had nine children. The farm owned at the 
present time by Mr. William Chandler, has for several genera- 
tions past been in the Child name. Mrs. Stephen Child came 
to this place on her marriage, and is still living, at the age of 
ninety-six. At the annual gathering at this ancient home on 
Thanksgiving days, four generations have been represented for 
several years past. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

807. i. J. F. Chandler, b in Woodstock, Ct., June 27, 1845. 

808. ii. Hattie E. Chandler, b. in Woodstock, Ct., April 22, 1849, m. 
Sept. 14, 1870, Chauncey Morse. 

809. iii. Abbik C. Chandler, b. in Woodstock, Vt., Feb. 14, 1852, m. 
May 15, 1873, Monroe Ide. 

' Rev. Mr. A. Chandler has deceased since the writing of the above. 
M 



fmtH 



jtm IfiDfavT. Ibas 



.Ck^AM^U, 1857. 



of GuT»line CbUil 
.Sept. 14. ld70»Cbiiair 



-1 



m. h Hk. 9, 1871. 
b. Sept. 9L WT:, 



§09* m. Abbis C Ch^j^lsh. dan. o£ Can:*lintr «^ w-kV 
Tm. OiaBdkr; bi Felx 14. tS52. inu Mar 15. 1873, M<itiF 
Ile^ Sbedied April ^ 187T. Be^KMin Woodstock. Ot. 
fliiMfrtm] ClU: 
8lfw L HmrT CtoAcacT torn, bu OeL ^ idr«4^ 



7t& iii Abskt Child (AbigBil EloMiorX da a. of Si 

Ab^ail CWner duld, K in Woodstock, Ct, Aug. 11, ISia 

In. AprU 6, ISii Ashler Milk, son of Nathaniel and PoUr 

Toartelotte Mills of Thompson, Ct Marri^ by Bew Tb oow 

Boatwell- 

bib G«iieimli{iii.] ChiMreo: 

817. i. Abigail Ei^kakor Mtuj». b. io Thompeon, Ct., F#b. ISt, 1| 
Aug. 2^ 1&I«. 

818, ii. Xathajtikl Ch[u> Mills^ b. in Thompson, Ct^ April 21« llHI, 
d. in Boston, Oct. 13, 1872, 

8ld. iii. AiHLET P. MtLLS, b. in Tbompson, Ct., Sept. 35, 1847. 

820. ir, drsPRKK CsiLD Mills^ b. io Thompson. Ct»» Aug. 20, IBSOi d. 
^6ept. 29, 1850. 

821. T. Charlbs Et:oe2^e Mills, b. in Thompson, Ct., Jan. 12, 1858, 

822. vL Wm. Caktkb Mills, b. in Thompson, CL, Nor., 1854- 

[Seventh Generation.] 

799. iv. Dea. Abel Cbild, sou of StephcM and Al»igair 
tcr Child, K in Woodstock, Ct, July 27, 18-21, m. April 2,1S51 
Ellen Matilda Bugbee, dau- of Hezekiah and Jemima Hanlin 
Biigbee She was b. Nov, 2T. 1S31. Reside in So. Woo 
«ioclc Ct. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 171 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: * 

8^3. i. Clarence Harding Child, b. in Woodstock. Ct., May 14, 1855. 

824. ii. Charles Carter Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 30, 1861. 
d. Sept. 12. 1866. 

825. iii. Ellen Maria Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 16, 1866. 

826. iv. Herbert Chauncy Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Dec. 18, 1868, 
d. March 12. 1872. 

fSeventh Generation.] 

800. V. Harriet F. Child, fourth dau. and fifth child of 
Stephen and Abigail Carter Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Jan. 
7, 1826, m. March 18, 1856, Charles Harris May, son of Asa 
and Sally May ; he was b. Sept 2, 1823. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

827. i. Julia A. May, b. in Woodstock. Ct., March 25, 1857. 

828. ii Charles H. May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., July 1, 1858. 

829. iii. Hbrbbrt May, b. in. Woodstock, Ct., Dec. 27, 1860. 

830. iv. Asa L. .May, b. in Woodstock, Ct , Jan. 6, 1864. 

831. V. Marion F. May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Feb. 18, 1866. 
832 vi. John S. May, b. in Woodstock, Ct.. Feb. 25, 1868. 

833. vii. Everett May, b. in Woodstock, Ct , April 22, 1870. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

779. V. Eebecca Child, fifth child of Abel and Eebecca 
Allard Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 1790, m. Jan. 28, 1822, 
Nathan Morse of Woodstock, Ct; he was b. 1785, d. 1853. 

[Seventh Generation.] Child: 

834. i George Morse, b, in Wookstock. Ct, March 29, 1825, ra. April 
5, 1852, Sylvia Child May, dau. of Trenck and Cynthia Child May of North 
Woodstock, Ct. They have no children. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

780. vi. Abel Child, Jr., third son and sixth child of Abel 
and Eebecca Allard Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, July 1, 1792, 
m. 1st, March 16, 1826, Dorothea Child, dau. of Capt Elias 
and Sophia Morse Child. She d. July 4, 1829. He m. 2d, Feb. 
16, 1831, Sophia Child, sister of his first wife. He d. in Wood- 
stock, Ct, May 4, 1878, aet 86. His widow resides in Boston, 
with one of her sons. 

[Seventh Generation,] Children: 

(By his first wife, Dorothea,) 

835 i. Edwakd Child, b. Dec. 17, 1826, in Woodstock, Ct., m. April 6, 
1851, Maria Child. 

836. ii. Frederick Newman Child, b. March 19, 1829, in Woodstock, 
Ct. Was killed in battle at Spottsylvania,Va., in the War of the Rebellion, 
May 10, 1864. 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF HOXBURY, MASS. 



(By his second wife, Sophia, he hud:) 

837. iii. Spencek Child, h. in Wcjodstock. Ct , May 19, 1832, in* Apn 
1861, Eliza Goodi-ich. 

838. iv. Ellen Dorotrra CnrLD, b. in Woodstock, CL, Dee. 5, 1833? 
m. April 29, 1858. Henry May. 

839. V. AXDREW Jackson Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct , Jan. IJi, 1838. 
April 91, Annt" E. Brown. 

[Sereuth Generation.] 

835. i, EDW.AJtD Child, sou of Abel and Dorothea Child, 
Dec. 17, 182C, m. April 16, 1851^ Maria Child> daa. of Lemue 
Cliild, who was the sou of Moses OhiltL He d. April 10, 1862 
Mrs. Child resides in Xoith Woodstockj Ct 
{Eighth Generation.] Children: 

840. i. EcGENE CiTiLD» h. Mav 18, 1853. 

841. ii. Pdwajid Child, U Jim. 28, 1863, d. April 10. 1862. 

[Seven til Generation.] 

837. iii. Spencer Cuilu, son of Abel and Sophia Child, 
May 19, 1832, m. April 3, 1S61, Eliza (xoodrich. dau. of Saml 
A. and Elizabeth Wheeler Goodrieli. She was b. July 2, 183^ 
Reside at 226 Broadway, Cambridgeport, Mass. Business 171 
State street, Boston. 
[Eighth Genemtion.] Children: 
843. i. Louise E, Child, h, March 14, 1S62. 

843. ii. EiiNEST G. Child, b. July 0. ie<}8. 

844. iii. HowAUD Child, b. Xuv. 4, 1871, d. Jan. 3. 1873. 

845. iv. Wallace Spencer Child, b. 1872. d. Dec. 13. 1874. 

846. V. Alice May Child, b. 1874, d. Nov. 10. 1875. 

[Seventh Generation] 

83S. iv. Ellen Dorothea Child, only dau. of Abel and 
Sophia Child, U in Wocwlstock, Ct, Dec 5, 1833, m. April 29,J 
1858, Henry May, son of Trenck and Cynthia Chi hi May ol 
North Woodstock. Mr. May was appointed, under President 
Li ncol n's admi nistration, as commercial agent at Gaboon, Africa. ] 
[Ei^bth GenenvHon.] Children: 

847. L Flokence E, May, b. June 14, 1861. 

848. ii. Gkorob H. May, b. April 3, 18(i7. 

[.Sixth Genemtion.] 

78L vii. Alvix Child, fourth son and seventh child of 
Abel and Rebecca Allard Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, April] 
23, 17^*5, m. May 3, 1824, Mary May, dau. of Ephraim MajJ 
Met Ins death by accidental burning. 
[Seventh Genenition,] Child: 

849. L Alvus Child, b. 1825. 



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BEXJAIIIK CHILD OF BOXBUBY, MASa 



mnd iDiloeQce in Woodstock- The character of bis desoendantj 
of wbom more is known, will certaialj justify the opinicMi, i 
phjBicallj and ititellectually^ be ranked among the best clsaij 
of eitizena of that ti>wn. Immediately on hb marriiige, he weni 
with bis brotben Peter, from Moddy Brook, now East Wood- 
stockf to ibe Xonhwest part of the town, known afterwards 
the "English neigblxmrhood." Thii? part of the town was tl 
mostly forest, and had been the banting ground of the Indians, 
and the hubitiitioo of bears and other wild beasts ; and still con- 
tinned to be frequented by the Indians. This gave rise to many 
fears of the mother of these youthful pioneers, last tbey should^ 
be eaten by bears or muidered by Indians, Henry and Pet 
located lota adjoining. Henry, after spending some years in a I 
small cabin, erected in the year J 760, a commodioos hoi] 
which still stands in good condition upon the original site, own* 
e<l and occupied by one of bis descendants This house MrJ 
Child kept many years as an Inn. Around this early home olus 
ter interesting memories. It stood on the great thoroughfare 
from the Western settlements of the colony to the seaUjard. and 
afforded shelter and rest to many a weary traveller. Often it 
became the resting place of the patriot sulci ier in his marches to 
and from the battlelield during the Revolutionary struggle, 
when the hospitalities of the patriotic landlord were unstinted- 
ly dealt out Often the iioovs of the parlor, kitchen and barrooc 
were covered for the night with sturdy soldiera Sometimes i| 
was used as a hall of justice. On one occasion an excitin| 
trial of one Bugbee, who had headed a town riot, took place| 
there. He resi.sted the legal authorities^ in collecting the town 
taxes. The trial ended in bis con\nction and punishment. 

Of late years the quiet hospitalities of successive beads 
families of the line have been cheerfully dispensed, and the fr 
quent gatherings of descendants, to the tifth generation fnim the 
patriarch Henry, have kept alive the memories of the past 
One, as memorable among them, was the gathering in honor ' 
Oa|>t. Wilhml Cliild, a son of Uenry and successor totlie home 
stead, which uccurnid in 1842, when the venerable fatherj 
tden in his eiglity third year, sat as priest amidst children 
graudchiklren and great grandchildren t^) the number of 130 
pronouncing the coveted benediction upon the waiting and haj 
pV throtig- The closing scene was one of song and tbaul 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 175 

giving ; recognizing the beneficent Providence which had ever 
vouchsafed His guardianship to this numerous household. 
[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

860. i. Infant, not named, b. 1742, d. young. 

861. ii. Amasa Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., June 13, 1745, m. Feb. 1, 
1770, Joanna Carpenter. 

862. ill. Levi Child, b. in Woodstock. Ct., Jan. 10, 1747. Was a soldier 
in the Revolutionary war, and died in the army at New Castle, N. Y., Nov. 
15. 1776. 

863. iv. Cynthia Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Jan. 19, 1749, m. Jan. 11, 
1770, Amasa Carpenter. 

864. V. Dinah Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 21, 1751, d. unmarried. 

865. vi. Willard Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 7, 1758, m. 1st, Jan. 
10, 1781, Lydia Morse, m. 2nd, May 7, 1795, Sylvia Child. 

866. vii. Ephkaim Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., June 7, 1760, m. June 12, 
1792, Betsey Bacon, died without issue. His widow married Minerva Cush- 
man, of Exeter, Otsego county, N.Y. 

867. viii. Joanna Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Aug. 26, 1762, \ 

died Nov. 27, 1762. ( 

868. ix. Rebecca Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Aug. 26, 1762, f^wms. 

m. Nov. 27, 1794, Luther Baldwin. ' 

[Fifth Generation.] 

861. ii. Amasa Child, eldest son and second child of Henry 
and Eebecca Bacon Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Jan. 13, 1745? 
m. Feb. 1, 1770, Joanna Carpenter. He d. Sept. 8, 1820. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

869. i. Royal Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1770, bap. Oct. 17, 1772, d. 
1775. 

870. ii. Dorothy Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 4, 1772, bapt. May 
26, 1776, d. unmarried. 

871 . iii. Aaron Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., June 19, 1794, m. 1st, Lucy 
Burn ham ; m. 2nd, Mary Spring. 

872. iv. Sally Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., June 9, 1796, m. William 
Duncan, and resided in New York City. 

873. V. Levi Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., March 8, 1778, d. young. 

874. vi. Levi Child, 2d, b. in Woodstock, Ct., June 13, 1779. 

875. vii. Polly Child, b. in Woodstock Ct., Aug. 19, 1781, d. unm. 

876. viii. Betty Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 4, 1783, d. Feb. 1796. 

877. ix. Irene Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Sept. 4, i785. 

878. X. Persis Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., March 25, 1787. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

871. iii. Capt. Aaron Child, third child and eldest son of 
Amasa and Joanna Carpenter Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, June 
19, 1794, m. 1st, about 1804, to Lucy Burnham, dau. of 
Capt. Jotham Burnham, of Ashford, Ct By her he had one 
child. Mrs. Child died soon after the birth of this child. He 



BKXJAMIX 



CBCftY, MJUSL 



Ilk 2nd, about 1814, Mar}' Spring of Petersham. Mass. She d 
in Woodstock, June 1^ 1857. He d* in WixidsUxrk, Ct April] 
18t 185L He held a captain's commission in a company of Ian 
fantrj for many years. Like many others who are not bor 

with a silver spoon in their mouth, he struggled hard through life 
to obtain it» without success. He poeses^^ed a kindly ndtunS|| 
full of good humor, and given to hospitality ; so that his soeiiJJ 
life brought and conferred compensating pleasures. As a ueigh-1 
Lor, none were more ready to confer friendly offices^ and even tol 
make sacrifices for the benefit of others. As an instance of 
pleasant humor, on one occasion his neighbor employed him to 
do a piece of work. When the job was finished, he received as 
compensation only the employers' thanks. Taking it all in 
good part, he spoke of it humorously, and frequently to his 
neighbors as a generous compensation, and as the firet instancel 
of prompt pay for his services since he had resided in the towrL. 1 
He was a whig in politics, patriotic in his feelings and a warm 
advocate for the emancipation of the enslaved colored race. 

[Seventh Genenilimi.] Cbildreu: 

87». i. H(RAM BiRN'HAM Child, b. 10 Woodstock. Ct., Dec. 5, 1805. ni.1 
Oct. % 183t?, Fannie Nye. 

[By his deoond marriage:] 

880. ii. Lrrv Burxham Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct,. Oct. *3l, 1815, m,] 
l8t, 1834. Ralph Russell; m. 2ud, 1844, Charles T, Wortlej. 

881. iii. Georiie Washixoton Child, b. in Woodstock, CU, April IS, 
1818, d. Feb, 9, 1843. 

882. iv. Levi Lincoln Child, b, in Woodstocki Ct„ Sept. 18, 1820, m. 
Chmrlotte Sheldon, of Soniers, Ct. They i^ide in New London, Ct. 

883. V, Caroline Amanda Child, b. March 31, 1823. m. Georges Bajrli^ 
of SoiithbridjLce, Mas>. 

884. vi. Amas^a Child, h, in Woxl^stock, Ct., Dec. !6, 1825» iii, Feb. ^\ 
1851, Sariih L. Child. 

885. viL Aa»on Child. Jr., b. in Woodstock. Ct., Oct. 30, 1827, m. Nov. 
14, 1870, Mary Carpenter. - 

[Seventh Generatinn.] ■ 

879. i. HiRAM BcRNHAM Child, eldest child of Capt, Aaron 
and Lucy Burnham Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Dec. 5, 18(»5, 
ITL Oct 8, 1S28, Ffimiy Nye, of Keeiie, N. H. 
[Eighth Generation.] ChiMren. 

880. i. Charles Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Aug. 8, 1829. resides to 
Atco, Camden county, N. J. 

887. ii. LuRA Irene Child, b. in WiTodstock, Ct., April 1, 1831, m, D«c, 
L 1852, Jtirae? Alton, of Atco, Camden county, N. J. 



AND HIS DESCEXDAXTS. 177 

888. iii. Ltdia Benson Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., June 3, 1888, d. in 
Dudley, Mass., Jane 27, 1855. . 

889. iv. LccY BcRNHAM Child, b. in Woodstock, Aug. 12, 1887, unm. 
Resides in Danbury, Ct. 

890. V. Louisa Makia Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 6, 1848, m. 
July, 1863, Walter W. Kimball. Resides in New York City. 

891. vi. Sabah Euzabeth Child, b. in Webster, Mass., June 18, 1846, 
in. Oct. 2, 1874, Geo. S. Purdy. Resides in Danburj', Ct. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

880. ii. Lucy Burnham Child, second child of Capt. Aaron 
Child, by his second wife, Mary Spring, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 
Oct 21, 1815, m. 1st, 1834, Ralph Russell; m. 2nd, 1844, 
Charles T. Wortley. 

[Eif^hth Generation.] Children. By Ralph Russell : 
rjO'2, i. Makt Russell, m. 1859, Ephraim Snyder. 

893. ii. Jane Russell. 

[By Mr. Wortley:] 

894. iii. Herbert C. Wortley, b. Aug. 13, 1846. 

895. iv. Lizzie C. Wortley, b. Oct. 3, 1852. 

896. V. Willie J. Wortley, b. April 18, 1856. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

b87. i. Mary Russell, eldest child of Lucy Burnham Child 
and Ralph Russell, m. Ephraim Snyder about 1859. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

897. i. Alanthia Sxyder, b. 1860. 

898. ii. Harris Sxyder, b. 1863. 

899. iii. Frederick Snyder, b. 1867. 

900. iv. Ralph Snyder, b. 



[Seventh Generation.] 

884 iv. Amasa Child, sixth child and fourth son of Capt. 

Aaron Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Dec. 16, 1825, m. Feb. 28, 

■^•^51^ Sarah L Child, dau. of Charles and Almira Holmes Child. 
^^' Child is a farmer. lie removed from Woodstock, Ct., in 
"^^39, to Adams county, Iowa, thence to the town of Jefiferson, 
-'''een county, Iowa, where he now resides. 
^^**?hth Generation.] Children: 

^L i. Mary Ella Child, b. in East Wocnlstock, Ct., June 14, 1852. 

^2. ii. Emma Almira Child, b. in East Wwdstock, Ct., Dec. 9, 1857. 

^3. iii. Eva Floretta Child, b. in East Woodstock, Ct , Feb. 15, 1857. 

^04. iv. Charles Freeman Child, b. in East Woodstock, Ct., Fob. 9. 

5*05. y. Leonard Holmes Child, b. in Eust Woodstock. Ct., Oct. 0. 



i 



WAMIX CHlLli OF ROXBUBY, K^ISS. 

P^ifth Generation.] 

865. vl Capt WiLLARi» Child, sLsth child and third golj 
of Heiiiy and Dorothy (Child) Child — she was the daught€ 
of Nathaniel and Dorothy Johnson Child — b. in Woodsiocl 
Ct, in the northwestern part of the town, knuwii as the '*EDg 
lish neigh lx>urhood/- May 7, 175S, m. 1st, Jan. 10, l781,Lydii 
Morse, daiL of Deacon Jedediah and Sarah Child Morse, anq 
the sister of Rev. Dr. Jedediah Morse of Cbarlestovm, Ma 
The account of the Morse family as alli4?il to the Child familjrj 
is fully treated in another place. Mt>\ Willard Child was i 
in WcHxlstock, Ct, June 22, 1759; she d. Dea 9, 1702. 
m. 2d, 1795, Sylvia Child, dau. of Capt Elisha and Ahc 
Manning Child of East Woodstock, Ct; siie was b. Oct 28 
1762, d. 1824. Capt WiUard d. Nov. 1, 1844 

Capt. WiUard Child was descended from a stock botli int 
Ugent and enterprising. He was also allied by marriage witi 
intelligence and muml worth; consequently his siLrroumling 
were of a healthful and elevating tone. He belonged to aola 
of thoughtful and substantial men who gave character and dig 
nity to the age in which tliey lived. Measured by the stand 
hrd of intelligence, morality and practical Christianity of thi 
age, which was by no means of an indifferent character, fel 
men Htood ou a higher plane. He was prominent and influeutia 
in private and public affaii*s. His opinions were sought in dfl 
termini ng dithcult mutters in church and state His wisdoEi 
probity and sagacity gave him deserved prominence among 
fellow townsmen. 

He lived iu warlike times. At an early age his surrouc 
ings were such as to awaken patriotic feelings. The spirit 
independence in governmental affairs in the colonies then prei 
alent was aroused in his own breast, and in the ardor of robua 
youth he enlisted in the service of his country, and serve 
through the Revolutionary' War. 

Army life has its amusing incidents, as well as its more 
ous and trying experiences. The following anecdote was mai 
years ago related to me liy one of my grandfather's comrade 
The hour of supper in the camp was approaching. The tit 
had come for filling tlieir pitchers with milk for the evenii 
repast, from the cows in a field adjoining the camp. Tlie owi 
of the herd kept a close lookout for the array boya Aware I 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 179 

this fact, a roguish comrade fell behind his companions on the 
wa}^, and paused while they filled their pitchers. As they were 
leaving the field, he stealthily approached within gunshot, and 
with an old root, resembling in the twilight a musket, took 
steady aim at young Child, and with the click of his tongue he 
aroused his attention — who seeing, as he supposed, the old 
farmer with his gun sighting for a deadly shot, started on the 
double quick for the camp. In great fright he reached his 
tent with an empty pitcher. Discovering that he had been 
made the victim of a joke, and taking it all in good part, he • 
returned and obtained the needed supply of milk, and enjoyed 
a good supper as well as a good joke ! 
[Sixth Generation.] Children : 

905. i. Nancy Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Dec. 3, 1782, m. 1st, 1802. 
Klisha Child, in. 2d, Sept. 29, i831, Dea. Dudley Child. 

{For record of children^ see Elisha Child, No. 1340.) 

906? ii. Haknah Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., April 2, 1785, m. Jan. 24, 
1804, David Morse, Jr. 

907. iii. Clarissa Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., March 5, 1787, m. Jan. 
21, 1808, Charles Thompson Child. 

{For record of children^ see Charles Thompson Child, No. 1342.) 

€08. iy. Henry Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Jan. 3, 1789, m. 1st, 1813, 
Lucretia Child; 2d, April 3, 1818, Henrietta May; 3d, Nov. 10, 1833, Lucy 
May; 4th, Betsey Buel. 

909. V. Luther Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Mar. 19, 1791, m. 1st, Jan. 
25, 1815. Pamelia Child, 2d, Miss Susan Walker. 

[By Sylvia Child.] 

910. vi. WiLLARD Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 14, 1796, m. Sept. 
13, 1827, Katharine Griswold Kent. 

911. vii. Lydia Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., July 29. 1798, in. Nov. 11, 
1821, ErastusMay. 

912. viii. Sylvia Child, b. in Woodstock. Ct., Jan. 28, 1800, m Elisha 
Walker. 

913. ix. Cynthla Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., April 2, 1804, m. Dec. 16, 
1828, Trenck May. 

[Sixth Generation ] 

90G. ii. Hannah Child, second child of Capt. Willard and 
Lydia Morse Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, April 2, 1785, m. 
Jan. 24, 1804, David Morse, son of Dr. David and Anna New- 
man Morse of Woodstock, Ct. He was b. in Woodstock, Ct, 
• Jan. 29, 1777. His father was the son of Dr. Parker Morse, 
A. M., and Hannah Hughes. The father of Dr. Parker Morse 
was Capt Abel Morse, of the fourth generation of the Morses; 
he was a member of the Colonial Legislature one or more terms ; 



BEXJAMIX CaiLD OF ROXBCBY, UAB& 



was h. Oct 5, 1792, m. 1st, Grace Parker, 1714, 2d. Mary Kim- 
ball, 1757. His father^ Benjamin Moi'se, of the third geoc 
tion, h. 1668, m. Susanna, dau, of Abel Memll, aod grac 
daughter of Aquilla Chase of Com wall, Eng. His father 
Deacon Benjamin Mor^?e of the second generation, b. Marth 
1640, and raarried Ruih Sawyer. Benjamin Morses faih^ 
was Anthony Morse^ of the first generation in America, 
emigrati^ to America in 1635, and settled in Newbury, Ma 
Immediately on their marriage, Mr, and Mrs. Da\rid Mop 
removed from Woodstock to Exeter, Otsego Ca, N Y., and 
settled on a farm in the southeast part of the town, whe 
they lived till 1822, when they removed to Barrington, Ya& 
Co,, N. Y., where they both died— Mr, Morse Sept. 27, 182 
and Mrs. Morse in 1842. Mr* Morse was a man of unusu 
energy of character, sound judgment and executive ability, 
sterling int^rity and of decided Christian principles^ He wa 
a wise and aflfectionate father, and a kind husband. He 
an earnest and consistent member of the Congregationul chur 
and when his work was finished, died in the ChristiaD faith, i^ 
the full belief of a glorious resurrection. 
[Seventh Generatian.J Children: 

914. i. LiDiA MoR^E. b. in Exeter, N. Y.,Jaii. 21, 1B05, m. March 
1831, Cameron Goff. 

915. ii. Infant, unvhmtened, b. iu Exeter, N.T., Jan. 31, 1805. d, jg* 

916. ill. Eabl Morse, h. in Exeter. Otsego Co,, N. Y., Sept. 37, 1806. d 
KoY. 1, 1833. 

917. iv Roscius Moese, Ii. in Exeter, Otsego Co.. N, Y., April 29. 1806^ 
m. in 1837. Mary Ann HilL 

918. V, Ll\u» Morse, b. in Exeter. Otsego Co,, N. Y„ April 80, 1810, 
Julj 18, 1839, Jane McCain. 

919. vi. Henry Child Morse, b in Exeter. N. Y., May 23, 1811, m. U 
184S. Samb May Child, 2ti, 1858. Caroline Lincoln (Hammond). 

920. rii. Haxnah Morse, b. in Exeter. N. V\ Oct. 33, 18l3.ro. Xot.1 
1839, Wilitiim Egbert Crane. 

921. viii. Na.ncy Mott.sE, b. in Exeter, X. Y.. Dec. 8. 1815, d. unrn.. P^ 
7, 1845. 

922. ix. Mary Morse, b, in Exeter, N. Y,. July 12, 1817, lives at 
tield. Ills. 

923. X. Emily Morse, U in Exeter, X. Y., Aug. 13, 1818, d. 
185L 

934. xi. Cellva Mors^e, b. in Exeter, N. Y.. Mar. 16, 1820, lire® at : 
field, 1115. 

925. xii. Sherman MoRi*E, b. in Exeter, N. Y., Mar. 12, 18S1, m. Ko^ 
29. 1872, Sumh 0. Halcom. 

V3(l. xiii. Albkrt Morse, b. in Exeter, X. Y.. April 19, 1822. farmer 
iti Ridgefteld, lib. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 181 

927. xiv. Infant, unchristened, d. young. 

928. XV. Floyd Moesb, b. in Bamngton, Yates Co., N. Y., Oct. 20, 1825, 
m. Mary Amanda Pierce. 

929. xvi. WiLLABD Child Morse, b. in Barrington. Yates Co., N. Y., Oct. 
20. 1826, m. April 6, 1853, Mary Erwin Cooper. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

914. i. Lydia Morse, eldest child of Hannah Child and Da- 
vid Morse, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., Jan. 2, 1805, m. 
March 1, 1831, Cameron W. Goff of Howard. Steuben Co., 
N. Y,; removed to Nunda, 111., where she died Feb., 1878. 

They had five children ; two only lived. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

930. i. Hexbietta Goff, b. 1832, ra. Columbus Howe. 

931. ii. WiLUAM Watson Goff, b. in 1837, m. Laura Paine of Nunda, 
Ills. Have four children, names not given. 

[Eighth Generation] 

930. I Henrietta Goff, eldest child of Lydia Morse and 
Cameron Goff, and grand dau. of Hannah Child Morse, b. 1832, 
m. Columbus Howe, and live in Osage, Iowa. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

932. i. BAEyETT Howe. 

933. ii. Egbert Howe. 

934. iii. WiLLABD Howe. 

935. iv. Lizzie Howe. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

917. iv. Dr. Roscius Morse, fourth child and second son 
of Hannah Child and David Morse, b. in Exeter, N. Y, April 
29. 1808. m. April, 1837, Mary Ann Hill. She d. Dec. 30, 
1870. He d. March 26, 1877, in EIniira, K Y. 

In his boyhood Dr. Morse enjoyed the advantages of a com- 
mon school education, by which he was fitted for teaching in 
early youth : an occupation which he followed for several sea- 
sons, when he commenced the study of mediciiie with Dr. Carr 
of Canandaigua, N. Y. Completing his medical studies, he 
entered upon the practice in Barrington, Yates Co., N". Y. ; 
thence he went to Penn Yan, in the same county, where he 
irained more than a local rei:)utation in his i)rofession. After a 
number of years of successful practice in Penn Yan, he remov- 
eii to Elmira, Chemung Co., N. Y. His success as a ])hysician 
Wing preceded him, he readily secured an extensive and lu 
crative practice, extending over some fifteen years, at the close 
•»f which he died a happy death, much lamented by his family 
and a numerous circle of friends. A touching incident which 



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BENJAMIN CUILU UP KUXBURY, UASS. 



occurred in his last houiis is worthy of reconL The DoSSF 
bad become much attached to a horse, which had fur mauj 
years been his faith fill servant^ carrying him safely over roug 
paths and dangerous places, amid ternpe?;ts of min and driv^JE 
snow-storms. That he might take a farewell look, and bid 
final adieu to this noble animal, the Doctor directed him to 
brought from his stall, after he had been neatly groomed, an 
tfy be led l>y the window of the room where he was lying, 
the animal passed by and returned, the Doct-or waived hiswhill 
handkei\:bief and said^ "good*bye, old friend.'' Dr. Morse wa 
a thorough business man, as well as a successful practitioner J 
conscientious Christian, an esteemed and useful citizen, a tr 
and sincere fiiend. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 
930, i. Barnkt W. Moa.SE, m. Henrietta Scott. 

937. ii- Roscirs Morsik, died earlr. 

938. tii Hosi'ii s C. Morse, m. Lonisii Westlako, 

939. iv, Mary Morse, ni. Junius U. Clark. 

940. V. Henry Child Morse. 
94L vi. Lucia Bentox Mobsl. 

942. vii. Jeknik Morse. 
♦** viii. An infant unbttptixed, 

[Ei;^hlh Gcnptfttion,] 

9i5ti. i. Dr. Barnet W. Morse, eldesst child of Dr. Roscius 
and Mary Hill Morse, m. Henrietta Scott of Soutbport. Che- 
mung Co.. N. Y, He was etlueated a pliysician, and is prac- 
ticing in Elmira^ N. Y. He was a surge<in in the Union 
in the late civil war, 
plinth Generntion ] Children : 

943. L Lucia Benton Morse. 
944* ii. Fannie Morse. 
945. iii. Jessie Morse, d, yg. 

[Eighth Generation ] 

1*38, iii. lloscius C. Morse, third child and third sou c 
Roscius and Mary Hill Moi*se, m. Loisa We^tlake of Cleve 
O. Mr. Morse is a merchant in Elmira, N. Y. They have 
three children ; names not given, 

[Eighth Genemtion.] 

939. iv. Mary Hastings Moesk, (uurth child and eldest 
dau. of Dr. Roscius and Mary Hill Morse, m. Sept 25, 1S75. 
Junius? R. Clark, Esq., a lawyer of Warren, Pa, 
[Nintti Generiition*] CMld: 

949. i. Son. b. March 19, 1877. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 188 

[Seventh Generation.] 

918. V. Linus Morse, fifth child and third son of Hannah 
Child and David Morse, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., April 
20, 1810, m. July 18, 1839, Jane McCain, dau. of Joseph Mc- 
Cain of Barrington, Yates Co., N. Y. Mr. Morse moved from 
Barrington to Nunda, 111., thence to Nebraska. He served in 
the Union army in the war of the Rebellion. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

850. i. Elizabeth Mokse, m. Martin Kellogg of Ridgefteld, 111. Ilave 
four children. 

951. ii. Alfred Morse, served in the army of the Union in the late war 
of the Rebellion. At the close of the war he settled in Nebraska, on a sol- 
dier's claim; is a conductor on a western railroad. 

»52. iii. Webster Morse, in. a Miss Stickney of Nunda. III. They re- 
side in Nunda. He is a mail agent from Chicago, 111., to St. Paul, Minn. 

953. iv. Frances Morse, m. Mr. Friend; have several children, names 
and dates of birth not given. 

954. v. Mary Morse, m. Mr. Jenkins, and settled in Nebraska. 

955. vi. Helen Morse, unmarried. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

919. vi. Kev. Henry Child Mokse, six child and fourth 
.son of Hannah Child and David Morse, b. in Exeter, Otsego 
Co., N. Y., March 22, 1811. 

Mr. Morse was graduated at Yale College, New Haven, Ct., 
in 1^39. Daring the three following years he was principal of 
Nichols Academy, Dudley, Mass. He studied theology in 
Andover, Mass., and in Auburn, N. Y.; was licensed to preach 
by Windham County Association, Ct ; soon after settled over 
a church in Lima, IncL Afterwards removed to Tyrone, Steu- 
ben Co., N. Y; thence to Union City, Mich., where he held the 
pastorate of the Congregational Church for five years, when he 
was called to take charge, as principal, of La Grange Institute, 
Iiid. During his connection with the Institute, he supplied desti- 
tute churches in the vicinity of La Grange as opportunity offered. 
A year and a half later he returned to Union City, and settled 
on a farm, where he has since resided, beloved by a large circle 
f»f friends. His Christian activities have not been relaxed. The 
Sabljath schools in Union City and feel)le churches in the vi- 
cinity, have largely profited by his labors. The personal (qual- 
ities of Mr. Morse have won for him many friends. Open- 
hearte«l, frank, and Ijenevolent, he readily finds his way to the 
li^rtsof the people and commands their confidence and respect 



184 



BEXJAillN CHILD OF BOXBL'RV, MA.S8. 



Mn Morgue has l^een twice married ; fin>t in May, 1S43. to Samh 
May Cliikl, dau, of Deacon Luther and Paraelia Child of Wood* 
stock, Ct She died in Union City, Mich., 1848, leanng no 
children. His second marriage was in 1858^ to Caroline Lin- 
coln (Hammond), widow of Samuel J, Mills Hammond^ Es«|,, 
attorney at law^, and son of Judge Chester Hammond, an early 
settler, an influential and much esteemed citizeQ of Unici 
City. 



[Ef^hth Genemtioud Cliild : 
ft56. i. Ubnbt Maxs Mobile, b. in Union Oty, Mieh., 



Dec . 1855. 



[Seventh Generation] 

920. vii. Haxnah Morse, seventh child and second dauu of 
Hannah Child and David Morse, b- in Exeter, OUego Ca, 
K Y,, Oct 23, 1813, m. Nov. 7, 1839, William Egl>ert Cntne, 
son of Im Crane of Barrington, Yates Ccx, N. Y. Soon after 
their marriage they raoveil to Bradford, Steuben Co., N. V^ 
where they still reside. Mr. Crane has been an extensive and 
successful farmer, and accumuhited a handsome property, uj:>oo 
which he has retired to spend his declining years in independ- 
ence and ejxse. They have but one child. 
[Eighth Generation.] Child: 

^7. i. Georoiana Chane, b. in Bmilfor«K N. Y , June 30. lR4fl. 
32, 1867, Gyms M, Merrinmn. 



[Eighth Generation.] 

957. i. GeorgianaCrane, only child of Hannah Morse an 
Willinin Egbert Cmne. U in Brarlford. K Y., June 30, 1840, 
May 22, 1S67, Cyrus M. Menimun, mn of Hiram MeiTiinan,j 
lumber merchant in Williamsport, Pa. Mr. Cyrus M, Mer 
man pot^sesse^a fine business talents, and holds the office 
justice of the peace in Bradford, N. Y 

[Ninth Generation.] rhildren: 
068. i. Egbekt Crane Mektiiman. i\ u\ iimdford. N. Y.. May i^, \> 
059. ii. Augusta Cttrrifts Merriman, b. in Bradford, N. Y.. June 15, 

1870. ~ 

[Seventh Generation.] 

925. xii. Dn Shekman Morse, twelfth child and fifth 
Hannah Child and Davi<l Morse, b. in Exeter, N. Y.. 
12, 1821, m. Nov, 9, 1872, Sarah Orthonett Halcom of 
don, N. H. He was in the Union array in the late civil 




AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 185 

as physician and surgeon ; afterwards settled in Eidgefield, 111., 
where he now resides, following his profession, and farming. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

960. i. Annie H. Morse. 

961. ii. Flotd S. Mobse. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

928. XV. Dr. Floyd Morse, fifteenth child and seventh son 
of Hannah Child and David Morse, b. in Barrington, Yates 
Co., N. Y., April 11, 1825, m. Mary Amanda Pierce, dau. of 
Dea. Allanson and Sylvia Pierce of Cooper's Plains, Chemung 
Co., N. Y. Dr. Morse entered upon his practice in Tuscarora, 
Livingston Co., N. Y., afterwards removed to Painted Post, 
Steuben Co., N. Y., where he died, Sept 20, 1858. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children, 

962. i. Emma Pierce Morse, b. Oct. 31, 1850, m. Sept. 1, 1875, Rev. 
Giles H. Hubbard, a Baptist Clergyman. 

963. ii. Benjamin Rush Morse, b. Oct. 21, 1852. 

964. iii. Flotd Herbert Morse, b. Aug. 31, 1854. 

965. iv. Annie L. Morse, b. May 23, 1856. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

929. xvi. WiLLARD Child Morse, youngest child and 
eighth son of Hannah Child and David Morse, b. in Barring- 
ton, Yates Co., N. Y., Oct 20, 1826, ra. April 6, 1853, Mary 
Erwin Cooper, dau. of Dr. John Cooper of Coopers Plains, 
Steuben Co., N. Y. Mr. Morse is a well-to-do farmer and an 
esteemed citizen of Painted Post, Steuben Co., N. Y. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

966.|i. John Cooper Morse, b. in Painted Post, Sept. 22, 1854. 
967. ii. Lizzie Evans Morse, b in Paint«d Post, Feb. 19, 1857, d. Oct. 
21, 1864, at Cooper's Plains. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

908. iv. Henry Child, fourth child and eldest son of Capt 
Willard and Lydia Morse Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Jan. 3, 
1789, m. Oct. 1. 1813, Lucretia Child, dau. oi Neherniah and 
Eliza Shipman Child. She d April 3, 1816 ; he m. 2d, April 
3, 1818, Henrietta May, dau. of Ephraim and Abigail Chan- 
dler May. She d. Jan. 28, 1822; he m. 3d. Nov. 10, 1823, 
Lucy May, dau. of Asa and Anna Fillebrowne May. She d. 
March 20, 1843 ; he m. 4th, April 28, 1845, Betsey Buel. She 
d. June 18, 1877. Mr. Child was a farmer in West Fairlee, 
Orange Co., Vt., where he died April 8, 1861. 

N 



l^t, 



WA31i>' CniLl» OF BOXBL RY'. MASgt 



Mr. Chilli was a man of fine cocistilQtioii, of raddj 
|>lexion, in stature nearly or quite six feet, hroad shoulc 
ileej> cliestedt weighing uearly 2i)0 f»ounda He first settled 
WrK>d5toek, Ct, afterwards reraovt^l to West Fairlee, Yt 
where he spent the liaknce of his days. He was a citizen 
much pul)ltc spirit, of earnest purj»oses, sMJUiid iii judgmen^ 
which gave efficiency to a life of usefulness and gained the i 
teem of his fellow townsmen. He was au intrV _ * luan 
well informed on the topics of the times, a tni^ 
philanthropist, and a sineei-e Christian, He died in the se%*enly- 
second yefir of his age. m 

(Seventh Geoemtion.] t'hiidrtfu : ^ 

[By first tuturiMire.] 

I»G8 u Ei.itAJKOR LrcKKTiA i-'HiJ^D, b. in WocxUtoek* C\.. April 1, iSli, 
m. Ralph Perrr. I 

[0v seootid mttrring^ ] 1 

dOi), iL Abbie Chjitcdlbb C01LO. b. hi Woodstock. Ct^ April 32; 1S19. 
in. Calvin M HoJbTi>ok- 

970. til Epuraim Child, b. in West Fwrlee^Tl,. Aug. 1, 1Q31, d, Sep 
^4, 1823. 

[Bj third taarringej 

971. \y. Asa May Child, b. in West Fnirlee. Vt., Not. &, 1834, m. OcC 
22, 1857. Man E, Wadleigh. 

972. V Henky Child, Jr , h. in West Fnirlee. Vt, Mjirch HI. Id% 
Murrh 24, 1875. No children. 

973. vi, Oeorgk Mav Child. K in West Fiuriei% Vt.. April 24, 183l» i 
Rrisinn Falls. 



[Seventh Gonenition.] 

968. i, Eleanor Lucretia Child, eldest child of Qenr 
and Lucretia (Child) Child, b. in Woodst*xtk,Ct, April 1, ISK 
HL Dea 2<5, 1638, Ralph Perry, a farmer of Chester, Vt 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

974. i Maky Lucuetia Pbhry, b Sept 2, 1839, m.Sept.7» 1878. 
Fred Bigelow. 

975, ti. Newsome Perhy, b. April 14. 1841, d. Aug, 3. 1848. 
97fi. iii. George WiLt*oN Perry, h. Aug. 4, lhl2. 

977. lY. Anna Perry, b. Sept. 13, 1S44, d, Dec. 10. 1845. 

978, V. Elizabeth Perry, b, July 24, 1846, d. Nov 30, 1850. 
979- Ti, Henry Child Perry, b Jan. 25, 1848. m. Jan iVy 1*^73.] 

iHiklee. She d. Jan. 26. 1875. 

980. vii. LrcY May Perry, b, Aug. 30. 1850. 

981. Wii. Elmira Rosbtta Perry, b. Feb. 15, 1832, m N'or, 9, 1^ 
Wiillaee Miles Knowlton. 

982. ix, John Perry, b. May 5. 1853. d. July, 1854. 

983. X. Alice SoraiA Perry, b May 189, 1855, d. Nov, 10, 1803. 



AND HIS DESCENDAliTS. 187 

984. xi. Jambs Madison Perry, b. Juno 17, 1857, m. June 28, 1879, 
Lura Annette Perry. 

985. xii. Edoar Everett Perry b. Aug. 21, 1859, d. Nov. 6, 1863. 

(Seventh Generation. 

969. ii. Abbie Chandler Child, second child and second 
dau. of Henry Child, by Henrietta May, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 
April 22, 1819, m. Sept 22, 1848, Calvin M. Holbrook, of West 
Fairlee, Vt She d. Feb. 11, 1852. He died Dec. 29, 1870. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

986. i. A^iE Child Holbrook, b. in West Fairlee, Vt., July 14, 1849. 

987. ii. Henrietta May Holbrook, b. in West Fairlee, Vt., Oct. 5, 
1851. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

971. iv. Asa May Child, fourth child and second son of 
Henry Child, by Lucy May, b. in West Fairlee, Vt., Nov. 8, 
1824, m. Oct 20, 1857, Mary E. Wadleigh, of Lyme, K H. 
Mr. Child is a farmer in West Fairlee, Vt 
[Eighth Geneiation.J Children: 

988. i. Alice May Child, b. it West Fairlee, Vt., Aug. 1, 1863. 

989. ii. Nellie May Child, b. in West Fairlee, Vt., April 17, 1866. 

990. iii. Asa Irving Child, b. in West Fairlee, Vt., Jan. 11, 1868, d. 
April 13. 1879. 

991 iv. Lucy May Child, b. in West Fairlee, Vt., Oct. 4, 1872. 

[Seventh Generation,] 

973. vi. Georoe May Child, sixth child and third son of 
Henry Chrld, by Lucy May, b. in West Fairlee, Vt, April 24, 
1831, m. Rosina Falls, of Westford, Mass. They reside at 
Aver. Middlesex county, Mass. 
[Eighth Generation.] Child: 

992. i. George Henry Child, b. in Ayer, Marss., Se[)t. 26, 1863. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

969. V. Dea. Luther Child, fifth child and second son of 
Capt. Willard and Lydia Morse Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 
March 19, 1791, m. twice: 1st Jan. 25, 1815, to Pamelia Child, 
dau. of Col. Chester and Sarah May Child, of Woodstock, Ct. : 
she was b. 1790, d. April 15, 1851 ; 2nd, to Susan Walker^ 
'lau. of Leonard and Chloe Child Walker, of Stafford, Vt She 
was b. May 22, 1 792. She still lives at 88 years of age. He died 
Jan. 30, 1S60, on the old homestead, when the ovnership went 
into the hands of one of his children. Deacon Child was a man 
^'f much inielligcnce, and active in the affairs of life. His can- 



BENJAMIN Cim.D OF ROXBrBY, UABSL 



<lor, aimablft disposition and clear judgment, rendered bira a 
safe and reliable counsellor. In 1824, he was elected Bea 
in the C.^ingregatiunal charcb, which he held till his death, 
cheerful hospitality mtjdered his home a place of pleasant 
for kindred and friends, while the stranger was treated with t\i 
sideration and kindness. His memory is warmly cheri^shi 
a large circle of acquaintances. 
fSevenih Generation.] Children: 

(>03, i. Clinton Child, b. in Woodstwk. Ct., May, 8, 1817, Ures nnwu 
in the old homestead. 

984. ii, Sarah May Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Ckt. 18,^818, m 
Henry Morse, d. in Union City, Afich , without children. 

f»9v5. iii. Aba Tiiuhbton Child, b, in WtxHi^oek^ Ct., June 7, 18130, 
March 11, 1845, Roxftna l-iyon. 

^6. iv. Edward Muitsii Child, b, iti VV'oiKlstock, Ct, April 15, I 
d. young, 

\m. V Luther S, Child, b. in Woodstock. Ct , May 12, 1824, d youoj 

mi8. vi. Mary Ann Child, k in WoofJst-oek,.Ct., May 16, 1826, m. Mi 
12, 1852, J . VV. Lcavitt. 

{Ml vii. Pamelia Hj^rrib Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, July 12, 1889, 

1000 viii. EzuA Child, h in WocKlstcKi-k, Ct., April 0, 1830, d. young 

1001. ix. ScisAN A. Child, h. in W<iodstock, Ct., Oct. 3, 1831, nnnn., 
suIph in Wo<idstfKk. 

1002. X, Lydia M0R6K Child, l». in W.»>dstiK'k, Ct . A(*nl 4, 1884, d yg 



I 

■I 

■■4 



[Seventh GcncrBtion.] 

995. ill. Dea. Asa Thurston Child, thinl child and second 
son of Dea, Luther and Pamelia Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 
June 7, 1820, m. by Rev. Mn Marsh, March U, 1845, to Rox- 
aua Lyon, daiL of Dea. Moseys and Tryphena Lyon^ of Wood- 
stock, Ct He died Feb, 10, 1850, Mrs, Child resides in Sontb 
Wt^odstock, Ct. The substantial characteristica of an honored 
father seem to have been the inheritance ot a worthy stm. In 
lelligent and earnest pur^x>ses, gave impulse to his activities. 
After his marriage he settled as a farmer in South Woodstock, 
Ctw, and identified himself in the moral and material intei'ests 
of the parish. The wisdom of his counsels was manifest by the 
esteem and confidence in which he was held by his fellow citi- 
zens. He was specially valued as a pillar in the church of 
which lie was an esteemed officer, having been early chosen as 
one of its deacona 
[Eighth GenpmHon.] Children: 

lOOa. i. Hknry Thurston Child, b. in South Woodstock, Ct.. June 36, 
1846, m. Miiy 5. 1875, EUh E, Filts. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 189 

1004. ii. Mart Elizabeth Child, b. in South Woodstock, Ct., March 26, 
1849, m. Nov. 29, 1875, John Newton Green. 

1005. iii. Edward Moses Child, b. in South Woodstock, Ct., Aug. 24, 
1851. A physician in Meriden, Ct. 

1006. iv. Fi/ORENCE Augusta Child, b. in South Wcw>dstock, Ct., Oct. 
31, 1858. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1003. i. Henry Thurston Child, eldest child of Dea. Asa 
Thurston and Roxana Lyon Child, b. in South Woodstock, Ct., 
June 26, 1846, m. by Rev. H. Hyde, in Pomfret, Ct, May 5, 
1875, to Ella E. Fitts, dau. of Lyman and Harriet Fitts, of 
Pomfret, Ct. Mr. Child resides in South Woodstock, Ct., on 
his father's homestead. A man held in high esteem by his fel- 
low townsmen, as honorable and upright, intelligent, enterpris- 
ing and successful in business. A warm supporter of educa- 
tional and religious institutions; and like his father and grand- 
father, a worthy office bearer in the Congregational church. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children : 

1007. i. Alfred Thurston Child, b. in South Woodstock, Ct , March 
10, 1876. 

1008. ii. Edward Lyman Child, b. in South Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 6, 
1877. 

1009. iii. Richard Lyon Child, b. in South Woodstock, Ct.. March 3, 
1879. 

[Eighth Generation.) 

1004. ii. Mary Elizabeth Child, second child, eldest dau. 
of Dea. Asa Thurston and Roxana Lyon Child, b. in South 
Woodstock, Ct, March 26, 1849, m. by Rev. K Beach, Nov. 
29, 1875, to John Newton Green, son of John J. and Hannah 
Green, of Putnam, Ct. The\^ reside in Greenboro, North Car- 
olina. 

[Ninth Generation.] Child: 

1010. i. Henry J EWETT Green, b. 1878. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

998. vi. Mary Ann Child, sixth child and second dau. of 
Dea. Luther and Pamelia Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, May 16, 
1826, m. March 10, 1852, J. W. Leavitt. He d. Dec. 4, 1864. 
Mra Leavitt resides on the old homestead, built by Henry Child, 
her great-grandfather, the ownership having been retained by 
his direct descendants to the present date. 



190 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBl'RY, MASS. 



May 26, 1853. m 



[Eightli Geiierntioo.] Children: 

101 1 i. Herbert Leavitt, b. Woodstocki Ct 
la, 1874, EvelyD L. Hebbard. 

1012. ii. Luther Leavitt, b. in WcKidstJx^k, Ct., Ftb. 26, 1855. 

1013. Hi. SuBAN A. Leavitt. \h in Wocxlstot'k, Ct., May 21, 18S8 

[Eighth Generation.] 

loll. L Herbert Leaviti^ eldest child of Mary Ann Child 
and J, W. Leavitt^ b. may 26, 1S51, in. Aug, 19, 1874, Evelyn 
L. Hebbard. 
[Ninth GenerationJ Child: 

1014. i, Wallace Hfjii\ebt Leavitt, b. Miiy *^8, 1878 





[Sixth GinujiBtinn.] 

910. vi. Rev. Wtllaiu) Chilo, D.D., sixth child of Capi 
Willard Child, by Sylvia Child, (2nd m.) third son, b. in Wood- 
stock, Ct, Nov. 14, 1790, m. Sept 13, 1827, Katherine Gris* 
wold Kent, dan, of Rev, Dan and Betsey Griswold Kent, of 
Benson, Vt She was b. in Ben.son, Feb. 7, 1805, and d. Feb, 
2€\ 1851. lie d. Nov. 13, 1877, 81 years of age. He graduat- 
ed at Yale College, New Haven. Cl, the year we are not able ta, 
state. I 

Dr. Child was a man of quiet and easy dignity ; justly admir- 
ed for bis attractive personel. In stature he was nearly six feet>, 
possessing a fine physical development Hi.s muscular power 
in early youth was unusual In his schoobboy days, he was 
the pride of his associates; he stood at their head as an athletic, 
and usually won the victory in warmly contested games. I 
riper manhood, hi.s strength was vigorously tested in resistin, 
an attack by an insane man of great muscular power, which oc- 
curred on his father's farm on the occtision of one of his visits 
the ancestral home, being suddenly attjicked while in^the field 
near his fatlier's laborers, by the man alhided to. Tlie men 
were astonislied at the ease with which the Dr. held his assailant, 
till he was bound with cords and rendered harmeless. Th 
was a charm of great fascination about Dr. Child. His la 
blue eye, beaming with the light of intelligence; his benignant 
countenance, and his deep and mellow voice, invested him with 
a power Uy win those who came within the reach of his magnetic 
presence. The simplicity of his manners, his graceful and 
easy bearing, his sympathetic nature, his abounding good will, 
were elements of his power over rnen. Buoyant, hopeful 



erefl 
antV 




AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 191 

anecdote, he was always a welcome guest among friends and 
acquaintances. By his personal attractions, he drew to his side 
such as valued the instructions of a wise and intelligent teacher. 
His intellectual grasp was of high order. His native powers, 
which were of no ordinary cast, received a culture which gave 
him rank among scholars and statesmen. 

As a public man, he was admired, honored and trusted ; he 
was without ostentation and undue ambition. To his social 
nature all ambitious longings were subordinated. Life was 
much more to him in the quiet circle of appreciative friends, 
than in the glare of public fame. To serve the Master in hum- 
ble private homes, in ministration to the sick and bereaved, was 
far more congenial to his feelings than to receive the adulations 
of an admiring, popular assembly ; and his power to hold the 
attention of an audience was scarcely excelled. In pulpit oratory, 
in which he was by no means deficient, there was nothing of 
the florid and gushing method. Language, simple and direct, 
conveyed his thoughts to the conscience and the understanding 
of his audience with great effect But the social element in Dr. 
Child was the secret of his success. His free and kindly man- 
ner with all classes gave him influence over men, and won to 
his confidence a large element in the community. Entering, as 
he readily did, into the sympathies of men in their varied pur- 
suits and experiences, he easily touched the springs of their 
nature and drew them into sympathy with sentiments of high 
morality and christian obligation. Among the marked charac- 
teristics of Dr. Child, was his love of nature. 

But the great work of his profession was paramount His 
ministry was a prolonged one, covering a period of more than 
half a century. The obituary, written by one unknown to us, 
taken from the Congregalionalisi^ briefl}' sums up the fields of 
his laboi-s, and pays a just and beautiful tribute to his memory : 

Willard Child. D. D., born at Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 14. 1796; graduated 
at Yale College and Andover Seminary; settled as pastor successively in 
Pittsford, V't., Norwich, Ct., Lowel, Mass., and Castleton, Vt ; performing 
snbseijuently several years' ministerial labor in North Brookfield. Mass., 
Crown Point and Mooers, N. Y., and dying at the last named place Nov. 13, 
1877 (lacking thus but one day of eighty-one years)— such are the chief out- 
ward facts of the histor}' of a man affectionately remembered by all to whom 
he ever ministered in the gospel, or who camo within the sphere of his per- 
sonal acquaintance. 



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c^mmuii, utid li«? «»» a)iW lo fulfill •ome mmtimiBl blxir to ^ 
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of piitrtic tiatiee 

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fDAni hfivf^ brought into mir Conf^r^gatkMMl serrioe • H« 

Wb(<th«*r loijkod at nn iU inUy\lt<*UM] oremoCitMnl vide; wliciber oosMfarN^I 
in ri*«»|x-c't U> the nci4*iit antJ quftlit)^ of it* enllivslioB, or its ▼arioss powi^^ 
to in(1ii<tfir'i^ Mid touch iXher men, h» wv • ipifit of luntsul op»}emjtM 
eriUo Willi* tit. 

And ihii» Inrgi;, rieb imtitre was well tuibitifil tn ft siagmlarlx pleMB|r 9mi 
oummtxtiiWun: WnlDy prr^ti^e. Itiileed, wh^n the jp/nstnt writer IooIk iMiok 
i^«»*ntv«Hv>« yi>iirn« utuI tulb tip to hi> mimi lltA t^mi t nm mSie of Dr. CInUV 
fM«'i*fn('(\ nmniHT, vaict% itnc) stubstAntUI uttemoi-L*. a» be tlicti ivmctiiben 
lurii In thr- pulpit, Ir' i^ fixn* to ^ay that the wliolr^ WKsiitf cia»r |M*ff ectKm »^ 
hi* hn* rvi^r known. 

MiH frlirlrv i>f i'Kpru^(<iun, hiH aptneiMt of quot4iioit« htsdeUeacT^of mild 
iM'trayi**! n fatniliiirily. <nnli* uniif<ual in cvrn our most cu1tiTAtf4 rl«r|7, 
wltit Ihr whoh' rnngo of f^i-ncrul tilenitnre, and e^fieciAUj itjs fitieiic d«pirt* 
numi. III' wti.H in truth a jx>6t. withotit the ImMt of rer^. Vet bis pmcb- 
Sn(( wnnh'd nnlJiing of ihe rip^r mid muriUnes^ more i<iitiiiiio<i to 
Icnii r^fhuMl, 

With niu h «|urUitlMitiou!;<. it is not ^iirprisin^ thnt Dr Child ^bnuld h«nf| 
hri'ii II wiili'ty iMhuiri»*i f>r^'jirhi*r. Yel iin^jnestiofnibiy a wid^r und roomj 
tihiliiriii^ n^piitc* would hiivr beJongtMl to htin hiid he he«ti a n\ 
futtn, iind not hm rij>iiy conriMitrd wilU the j^at is factions of fh*- mhI of | 

h^MtkiH II « h*' wji?« lit* hirki'd sojnr'thintf of that ??^t re nuousnes* which ^ 
iMH'*»«i*nry lo lirln/^^ nui thf iye^i |K>ssibililifs of hi^ reputation. 

Hut fo h(ini**r>ir Htid to hi* iumiediate acquaintanee. any such less toa; \ 
woj] hiivi* |j<M»n nouln gtxid hy rhp »*DJoyment given and received in that 
noi'iiil iij(/tvm.mrHLv whicii wai^at ontiea plefwsure and a power Through Ihi* 1 
^ihahorl wi*nl fHit fnun him not a Uttlp portion of his best efRciene y in hd{>* I 
lo)( o(h<T«, And by it hundreds who have known him will reoiernljer him 
alTi^^'Honnlidy iind lon^, us oiw of Mie most attractive and inspiring men and 
julniMi^ri tlii^y h»v«* wt^v tiw\. 

l\\H nuunluM wi'iT brniij^hi from Mooenrt to Pittsfortl. the st'ene of h)$ cur 
Hi'i^i niii»t«try. imd hiirird innidp ihoise of his earlfe?it friends: 

** Amonjf rninl^liar Dftme» to met, 
And Id llie placei of hSe )outli." 



[;Vv«»n(li iM'Ui'riilitiii.i Children: 

l(Mr». i. V\nJ<AKuA <;un.n, b in I'ittsfnrd. Vi..S«pt. 10. 182tS, ai. aiireh 
2fb iH>^^^» Hnitnii Kuapp 

Itmi Ji, i'r;fiirH fl. rniui, b. in Pittsford. Vt., Jiul 17, 1880, d. Au|r, 81.| 

mar 

tC)17, iii Katharike Kbnt Vmu>, bAu Pittsford. Vt , Ftdj. 8. 18:W. hlJ 
!ii»v. Kdward A.^hJov Walker. Mimh *25. 18f33. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 193 

1018. iv. Fannie F. G. Child, b. in Pittsford, Vt.. Oct. 1, 1838, d. Nov. 
23. 1843. 

1019. V. Chaeles H. Child, b. in Pittsford. Vt.. Dec. 20, 1840, d. Nov. 
14, 1843. 

1020. vi. Emma Juliette Child, b. in Pittsford. Vt., Jan. 25, 1846, d. 
Aug. 14. 1847. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1015. i. WiLLARD A. Child, M. D., eldest child of Rev. 
Dr. Willard and Katharine Kent Child, b. in Pittsford, Vt., 
Sept. 16, 1828, m. March 26, 1863, Emma Knapp, dau. of Abel 
Knapp, Esq., of Mooers, Clinton Co., N. Y. Esq. Knapp went 
to Mooers at an earl}^ day and established himself in the mer- 
cantile and lumber trade, which he still successfully pursues. 

Dr. Willard A. Chil4 was graduated at the Medical Col- 
lege at Castleton, Vt, in 1857, and commenced his practice 
in the town of Mooers, N. Y., afterwards removed to Pitts- 
ford, Vt., his native town. Previous to his medical course 
he made several sea voyages, one of which was around the 
world. At the breaking out of the civil war. Dr. W. A. Child 
was the first in the town of Pittsford, Vt, to enroll for volun- 
teer service in the Union Army; He was immediately ap- 
pointed assistant surgeon in the 4th Volunteer Regiment of 
Infantry of Vermont At the expiration of the three raontiis' 
service he returned to his home, but soon after went back to 
the arm}^, and was again appointed assistant surgeon of tlie 4th 
Eegiment Shortly after he was promoted to surgeon in the 
10th Vol. Reg't, Vt, then to brigadier surgeon, and finally to 
the post of division surgeon, and served through the entire 
war. He performed the first surgical operation on the field^ 
which took place at Big Bethel. His army record is a highly 
honorable one. He was in twenty -eight or twenty-nine battles. 
After his marriage in 1863, his wife was with him during the 
greater part of the remaining campaign, rendering sympathy 
and aid to wounded and dying soldiers. At the close of the 
war, Dr. W. A. Child resumed his practice in the town of 
Mooers, N. Y., where he spent the balance of his life. His 
health was impaired by exposure in the camp, and his days 
were mjch shortened in consequence. His professional life 
was a busy one, and one which secured him flattering regard 
among his patrons. Dr. W. A. Child was talented and well 
educated. His opportunities for general knowledge were un- 



HU BENJAMI^iilLD OF RoSluBY^IAe 

usually favorable and well approjiriated. He formed intelligeni 
opinions from filij^ervation and reading, whicli made him ^t 
iiome among literary as well as business men. While be pos* 
sessed the characteristics and qualifications that fitted him for 
manly duties in his profession and as a citizen, the finer feel- 
ings, developed only in the sanctuary of the domestic circle, 
were not lacking. His love for his revered and aged father 
prompted the tender ministries which filial affection only «*iin 
supply. The last years of his father were spent in his family, 
where he enjojed the attentions and loving sympathies of a 
dutiful son^ and not less self sacrificing and cheerful minisira- 
tiims of a much loved daughterindavv, whose devotion could 
not have been more earnest and loving in an own child. It 
wa.s in his last sickness only thnt Dr. W. A. Child learned of 
(jur enterprise of publishing a Genealoc^y of the Child Family. 
In a communication from bis surviving companion, which was 
received soon after his decease, she infoVraed me that her hus- 
band expressed much interest in the success of tlie work, aricj 
that it liad been his purpose U* contribute some incidenis and 
experiences in his own historyj^-a failure which we sincerelj 
regret. 
[Ei|^litli Generation.! i'hilil: 

102L i. Edwakd Willarp Uevi Chu^d, h. in Mooers, Clinton Co.. K# ' 
Dw. 2I>. 1863. 

f Seventh Ganerfttion.] 

lull iii. Katharine Kent Child, third child and eldc 
dan. of Rev. Dr. Wiltard and Katharine Griswold Kent Child 
b. in Pittsford, Vt, Feb. 8, 1 833, m. March 25, 18fi3, Rev. Ed war 
Ashley Walker, son of Alfj'cd and Eunice Minor Walker 
New Haven, Ct. 

Mr. Walker was a clergyman of the Congregational ebi 
settled in Worcester, Mass.. and died of consumption a let 
years after his settlement Mrs. Katharine Child Walker is a 
lady of much udent of soine literary taste and ability, and ha 
written i*everal juvenile b<3oks for Sabbath schools, and conlf 
buted oc<:^asionally articles for the monthlies. She resides 
New Haven, Ct. 
[Eighth Gim<'n*rioii.) CUilth 

I02'l. i. Ethel C. Walker, b Feis 25. 18GI. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 195 

[Sixth Generation.] 

911. vii. Lydia Child, seventh child and fourth dau. of 
Capt Willard (by Sylvia) Child, b. in Woodstock, CL, July 
29, 1798, m. Nov. 11, lb21, Erastus May of Woodstock. He 
was b. Nov. 2, 1796, d. May 3, 1878. She d. Jan. 11, 1871. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

1023. i. George M. May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., June 14, 1823, d. Jan. 11, 
1825. 

1024. li. Betsey May, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Nov. 14, 1825. 

1025. iii. Edward May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 23, 1828. 

1026. iv. Irving May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., March 27, 1830. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

912. viii. Sylvia Child, eighth child and fifth dau. of Capt. 
Willard (by Sylvia) Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., June 28, 1800, 
m. Sept 80, 1824, Elisha C. Walker, son of Capt Alfred and 
Betsey Child Walker. He was b. Sept , 1797, d. March 28, 
1871. Mrs. Walker died — date not given. iS^O 

Mr. Walker was a man of earnest and honest purposes, and 
devoted to every public enterj^rise looking to the benefit of so- 
ciety ; a man of decided temperance principles, and a warm ad- 
vocate for the abolition of slavery ; a man whose aims in life 
were broad and benevolent — living for others quite as much as 
for himself. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

1027. i. Henry Kirk Walker, b. Aug. 7, 1827, ra. June, 1854, Mary- 
North rop. 

1028. ii. Mary Ann Walker, b. Aug. 6, 1829, unm , resides with her 
brother in New Haven, Ct. 

1029. iii. Alfred Ashley Walker, b. Sept. 5, 1831, shot through the 
chest in the late civil war, at Vicksburg, Miss , May 22, 1863. 

1030. iv. JAMB8 Walker, b. March 18, 1834, m Aug. 30, 1864, Martha 
Johnson. 

1031. V. Sylvia Elizabeth Walker, b. May 18, 1837, teacher in Chi- 
cago. 111. 

1032. vi. Francis Elisha Walker, b. Jan. 22, 1840, m. 1867, Lucy R. 
Pitney. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1027. i. Henry Kirk Walker, eldest child of Sylvia Child 
and Elisha Walker, b. Aug. 27, 1827, m. June, 1854, Mary 
Northrop. Mr. Walker is a cabinet ware dealer in New Ha- 
ven, Ct 



196 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBLTRV, KASS. 



[E i gfli 1 1 1 G e 1 1 e m t if > h . J C h i I d rt^n i 
1033. i. Alfkeu Elihha Wai^ker, b. Au^. 27, 1855. 
1034 iL Maky Nouthhop Walkjeh, b. Aug. 3l» 1867. 
1035. iii. Lizzie Maui>f, Walkkr, \k .hily L^ 1859. 
1086. i\-. Henuy Kirke Walkkm, J a., b. Jaa, 16. 1864, 

1037. V. VroLETiE Walkeii, II Oct. 18» 187L 

1038. vL Emilv Smrn Walker, h. Sept. 28, 1972. 

f Seventh Genemtton.] 

1030, iv. James Walker, fuurtli child iukI tbuu-Mn uf^ 
viu Child and Elisha Walker, k March 18, I83i, m. Aug. 30, 
)8tS4, Martha JohnsoiL Mn Wiilker is a partner with his 
brother^ Henry Kirk Wnlker, in the cabinet business. Resides 
ill New Haven, Ct. 
[Eiifhtli Gencratioii.] Childroo: 

1039. i. Edjtk Cm LI* Walker, b, July 0, ISlio. 

1040. iL Cornelia Howe Walker, b, June, 18C^8. 

1041. ill. Mari;aret Ashley Walker, U SopL I. 1869. 

1042. iv, Alice Johnson Walker, b Aug 13, 1871 *^ 

1043. V James Walker, Jr., b. Jan. 25, 1874. 

1044. vi. Cdrtis Howk Walker, b, 1^*77, 

[Seventh Goneration.] 

1032. vi. Fkancis Klisha Wai.kkh, sixth cliild and foB 
son cjf Sylvia Child and EHaha Walkei\ b. Jan, 22. 1840, in. 
1867, Lucy R. Pitney. Mr. Walker is a vety enGrgetic and 
reliable citizen, in Chiiuigo, 111. : a bridge and car builder. 

[Eighth Genemtion.] Children: 

1045. i. Frank Ashley Walker, b. April 8, 1869. 

1046. ti. Ernst Leighton Walker, b. Juae 31, 1871. 

1047. iii. Amy W\\lkkr, b. June 1, 1873. 

[Sixth Generfttion.J 

*J13. ix. Cynthia CH1L^^ ninth cliild and sixth daiL 
CapL Willard and Sylvia Child, b. in Woodstock^ Ct, An 
13, 1804, m. Dee, 16, 1828, Ti^enek May, son of Nehennah a 
Nancy Mor^e May ; he was b. in WrHjdstock, Ct, Oct 19, 1^ 
and rL Aj>ril 27, 1S7*S. As his father befom him, Mr. May 
an extensive cattle dealer, as well as successful fanner, Bos- 
ton, Albany and New York were his princi]>al markelis Mrs 
Cynthia Child May is the youiige^t child ui Capt Willani atid 
Sylvia Child, and the last representative in her generation of 
her fnther^s family. As a mother and friend^ she is loved fCHH 
her atlectionate disposition and her gentleness of manners; p€^H 
sonallj attractive, lier charms are crowned with sincere anJ 
consistent piety. 



I 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 197 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

1048. i. Henry May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 13, 1829. m. Ellen D. 
Child. [Children given in connection with the mother, No. 838.] 

1049. ii. Sylvia Child May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 25, 1831, m. 
George Morse. They have no children. 

lOoO. iii. WiLLARD Child May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 1, 1834, d. 
JiUy 2, 1840. 

1051. iv. EiXBN May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 4, 1836, m. Rev. Henry 
Francis Hyde. 

1052. V. Willard MAY.b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 23, 1840; lives, unm.^ 
on the homestead. 

1058. vi. Matilda Jane May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., June 21, 1843. 

1054. vii. Anna Cynthia May, b. in Woodstock, April 15, 1847. m. June 
21, 1877, Darius Mathewson Adams, a farmer of Pomfret, Ct. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1051. iv. Ellen May, second dau. and fourth child of Cyn- 
thia Child and Trenck May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Oct 4, 1836, 
ra. about 1862, Rev. Henry Francis Hyde, son of Wm. Henry 
and Harriet Young Hyde of Brookline, Ct. He graduated 
from Amherst College, Mass , in 1859, studied Theology in 
Union Theological Seminary, New York City, and at East 
Windsor, Ct ; now settled over the Congregational church in 
Rockville, Tolland county. Conn. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

1055. i. Arthur May Htdb, b. Sept. 14, 1S64. 

1056. ii. Ernest Alprbd Hyde, b. March 27, 1867, d. Dec, 1867. 
- 1057. iii. Clara Anna Hyde, b. Dec. 11, 1868. 

1058 iv. Margaret Ellen Hyde, b. Dec. 14, 1870. 

1059. V. Bkrtha Child Hyde, b. June 17, 1874. 

1060. vi. Mabel Harriet Hyde, b. Dec. 7, 1877. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

868. ix. Rebecca Child, ninth child and fifth dau. of Henry 
and Dorothy Child (Dorothy a dau. of Nathaniel Child), b. in 
Woodstock, Ct, Aug. 26, 1762, m. Nov. 27, 1794, Luther 
Baldwin. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children : 

1061. i. Dolly Child Baldwin, b. Sept. 13, 1795, lives, unm., in North 
Woodstock, Ct. 

1062. ii. Henry Baldwin, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 12, 1797, d. Aug. 
15, 1868. 

1063. iii. Levi Baldwin, b. Jan. 8, 1798, d. Aug. 11, 1870. 

1064. iv. Sally Baldwin, b. Nov. 26, 1800, unm.. resides in North Wood- 
stock, Ct 

1065. V. Luther Baldwin, Jr., b. July 14, 1803, d. Oct., 1876. 

1066. vi. Thomas Baldwin, b. Feb. 26, 1805, d. Aug., 1866. 



lya 



CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



(Fourth Gene rat ion, J 

31, V* Mehitable Child, fifth child ami second dan. of 
Epbraim and Priseilla Harris Child, 1>. in Woodstock, Cl, J irtie 
8, 1718, riL July 3, 1741, Keherniah Lyon, h. 1719, in W 
stock, Ct. 

[Fifth Geriemiion.] Ctuldr<?n: 

1(M7. i. Mautha Lyon, b. in Wood-^tock, Ct ♦ 1742, tii. Eliakim May 

1008. ii. Eusu.v Lvo\% b. in Woodstoek, Ct.. 1744, d. 17(S7, by the aeci- 
denUU ♦lischargo of a gun at a military training. J 

I0ti9. iii. Amasa Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1745, in. Martha Dana. ^ 

1070, iv. Aahon Lyon, b. in Wt>odstook, Ct., 174^, ni, Elizabeth May; 
no children* 

1071, 
1788. 

1072. 
1777, 

1073, 
Corbin, 



V. Levina Lyon, b in Woodstock, CL, 1750, m. Peleg Corbin: d. 
vi Lymak Lyon, h in Woodstock, Ct, 1853, m. Hannah Corbin, 
vii, Mkihtahle Lyon, b. in WiMxbr-ock, Ct., 175S, ni. Sami 



f Fifth Generation,] 

1067. i. Martha Lyon, eldest child of Mehitable Child and 
Nehemiah Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ci, 1742, m. Eliakim May, 
March, 1770, d, 1815. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

1074. i, Mahy May, b, in Woodstot k, Ct., 1772, m. Jerry Sheppard 

1075. ii. NEHfciMiAH May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1773, m. Xaney Morse," 
da»i. of Dr. David Morse of Woodstock, Ct., who rt*movod wUh his son, Da- 
vid Morse, Jr.. to Exeter, (Jtsego cotinty, N, Y. 

1076. iii. MRnrTABLii May, b in Wrxxbtork. CL, 1774, m. John Phillips, 

1077. iv. Elfakim May, b. in Woodstock. Ct.. 1776, m. Hannah Brad- 
font 

1078. w Ezra May. b. in Winnistnck. C/t . 1780, ni Chloe Plunil*. 
1071*. vi, Ama^a May. h. in Wofjdstock, Ct , 178'^ m. Bet'^y Clark, 

(Sixth Geiiemtion.] 

1074. i. Mary May, eldest child of Martha Lyon and Elia- 
kim May, and grandchild of Mehitable Child and NehemiahMI 
Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1772, ni. Jerry Sheppard, whoaet-^ 
tied in Exeter, Otsetro county, N. Y. 
JScvcnth Gen^ratinn-] Chiblrt'ii: 

1080. i. EiJsiiA S?iiEi^rABr*, in. Jenisha Angell of Exeter, N. Y, 

1081. li. Mautha Lyon Shei'Pahd, sti. Copeland, Ixith dead. 

1082. iii, OlJVE SnErPAKD, d nnm. 
108:1 iv. Eliaktm Sheppabd, m. Miss Coatcii. 

1084. v. Jkrhy Sheppahd, Jk , ni. Lanra Curtisst, dau of Agur Cui 

1085. vi David SiittrpAUi^ m. a Mi.»*s Bailey. 
ltJ80. vii. Mary Siieppari>, m. Jos, Robinwn, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 199 

1087. viii. Caroline Sheppakd, d. uniii. 

1088. ix. Asa Shefpabd, m. 

1089. X. Parbbnia Sheppakd, ra. a Mr. Richards. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1075. ii. Nehemiah May, eldest son and second child of 
Martha Lyon and Eliakim May, and grandchild of Mehitable 
Child Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 177''^, m. Nancy Morse, dau. 
of Dr. David Morse of Woodstock, Ct. 

[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

1090. i. Don May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1799. 

1091. ii. Trenck May, b. in Woodstock, Ct.. 1800, m. Cynthia Child. 

[See general No. 1048.] 

1092. iii. Pitt May, b. in Woodstock, Ct. 

1093. iv. Malona May, b. in Woodstock, Ct. 

1094. V. Martha May, b. in Woodstock, Ct. 
1096. vi. Matilda May, b. in Woodstock, Ct. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1076. iii. Mehitable May, third child of Martha Lyon and 
Eliakim May, granddau. of Mehitable Child and Nehemiah Ly- 
on, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 1774, m. 1794, John Phillips, who 
settled in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., soon after his marriage. 
He had ten children, two eldest born in Woodstock, Ct, the 
others were born in Exeter, N. Y. He died in 1843. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

1096. i. Polly Phillips, b. in Woodstock, Ct.. Aug., 1795, m. 1818, Na- 
than Tucker. 

1097. ii. Tempa Phillips, b. in Woodstock, Ct., July, 1796, d. unin., in 
Ezeter, 1823. 

1098. iii. John Phillips, Jr., b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y.. Oct., 1798» 
m. 1832, Olive Babcock. 

1099. iv. Ezra Phillips, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., 1800, d. 1804. 

1100. V. Christiana Phillips, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., 1802, 
lives in Bingharoton. unm. 

1101. vi. Mandana Phillips, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., Dec, 1804^ 
d. July, 1863, unm. 

1102. vii. Marietta Phillips, b. in Exeter. Otsego Co., N. Y., July. 
1807, m. Dr. John C. Gorton. 

1103. viii. Seth Phillips, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y.. 1809, ni. 1st, 
1834, Mary Carver, 2d, . 

1104. ix. Marcia Maria Phillips, b. in P^xeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., 
March, 1811, m. April, 1832, Edward McKinney. 

1105. X. Levantia Phillips, b. in Exeter, N. Y., Nov. 15, 1815, m. Aug., 

1849, James Dobbin. He d. . She resides in Providence, II. I., with 

an only child, a son. 



BKKJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBrRY, MASa 

WV^^ l P*>LLV PuiLLtFB, eldest child of Meliitable May and 
Jnlm Phillips, and great-grandchild of Meliitable Child Lyon, 
U in WoodsKick, Ct., Aug., 1795, m. 1818, Nathan Tucker, 
who wng born in WcFodstock, Ct., 1790. Mrs. Tucker died in 
Binghamton, N. Y., 1S75. 
[Eighth Generation, ] Cbik]n?n : 

1106. i, Cahlo^?* Tuckbh, b. in Exeter, N. Y., in \S2%, is raarned* (name 
hot ipvenj hhs children; is h j:»racticin|^ pbysiciHn in Now York. 

1107. ii. Pitt L. TurKER. b, in Exeter, N. Y., 184J6, m. I860, Cornelia 
SUgg of Stratford, Ct. He Ib editor of the Bir^hamton Dail^ Hepnbtierm. 

(Seventti Generfttion.] 

1098. iii. John f*HiLLiPS. tlnrd child and eldest son of Me- 
bitable May and John Phillips, and great grandchild of Mehit* 
able Child Lyon, b. in Exeter, N. Y., Oct., 1798, m. May 22, 
18S2» Olive Babcock, dan, of Dea. Jo[jfLs Babcock of Westford, 
N. Y. She was born May 5, 1805, in Westford, N. Y. Mr. 
Phillips d. in Exeter, Dee. 9, 1861. 

Mr. Phillips spent hii= days in Exeter, Hving on the ohl hotne> 
.stead ; was an influential and valuable citizen in the town and 
county. He was specially efficient in promoting' the interests 
of the Presbyterian chnrch, in which he was a respected elder 
and deacon for nearly thirty years. Mrs. Phillips was not less 
esteemed for estimable ipialities n^ a mother and neighbor, as 
well as for her Christian consistency and fidelity, Mr?. Phillips 
resides in Oneonta, N. Y* 
[Eighth Generation,] Children: 

U08. i. VVakd Irving Piuixips. Kin Exeter, Otsego tV, N, Y., Sept. 
U, 1833- 

1100. ii. OWKN Phillips, Ii in ExH^r, Otsego Co., N. Y., April 27, 1337. 

1110. iii. Judith Camphell Phillips, b, in Exeter. Otsego Co., N Y, 
May 23» 1830, m. April,! 872, David Thompson, and re.*qdcs at Mt. PleiisAnt, 
I own. 

1111. iv. JviAx Ellkn Phillips, b. in Exeter. N. Y.» Not. 8, 1842. 

1112. V Amelia Phillip?, h. in Exeter, N Y., Feb. 6, 1845. 

1113. vi. Edwahd PniLLipfl. b. in Exeter, N. Y., July 14, 1847. is a civil 
fngineer. 

1114. vii. Elixabeth CnE.<TER Phillips, b. in Exeter, 3J. Y., Nov. 14, 
1849, d. Jan 20, 1857. 

1115. Tui. MAiiY Ellen Phillips, b. in Exeter. X. Y.. Dih!. 21. 185K 

ift^venth Generation.] 

1102. vii. Makietta Phillips, seventh child of Mehitable 
May and John Phillips, and great-grandchild of Mehitable Child 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 201 

Ljon, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., July, 1807, m. Dr. John 
C. Gorton, Nov., 1828. She d. Dea, 1842. Dr. Gorton was 
for many years a practicing physician in Gilbertsville, Otsego 
county, N. Y., and Norwich, Chenango county, N. Y., but sub- 
sequently removed to Detroit, Mich. 
[Eighth Generation.] Child: 

1116. i. Helen M. Gorton, b. , m. Israel Holmes, a lawyer, now in 

Chicago, HI. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1103. viii. Seth Phillips, eighth child and third son oi 
, Mehi table May and John Phillips, and great grandchild of Me- 
hitable Child Lyon, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y, in 1809, m. 
1st, 1834, Mary Carver, 2d, Mrs. Amelia (Bradley) Beebe. 

After his first marriage, Mr. Phillips settled at Chenango 
Forks, N. Y. Some years afterwards he removed to Exeter, 
Ots^o Co., N. Y, his native place, and was for many years an 
influential citizen in the town, as well as in the county, holding 
the oflSce of justice of the peace many yoars. Since his second 
marriage, his home has been in Ml Upton, Chenango Co., N.Y. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1117. i. John Phillips, b. June 5, 1839, m.Feb. 20, 1862, Mary S. Scrib- 
ner. 

1118. ii. Hannah Rebecca Phillips, b. Jan., 1841, m. Sept., 1868, An- 
drew P Merchant. 

1119. iii. Mandana Amelia Phillips, b. Sept., 1848, m. 1861, Alonzo 
H. Sumner. 

1120. iv. Marietta Phillips, b. 1845, m. 1862, Judah Colt. 

1121. V. Sarah E. Phillips, b. 1847, m. Dec, 1868, Geo. W. Robinson. 

1122. vL ScEVA Phillips, b. 1849, unm. 

1123. vii. William Henry Phillips, b. 1851, unm. 

1124. viii. Harriet Ann Phillips, b. 1853, m. 1878, Franklin Noyes. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1117. i. John Phillips, eldest child of Seth and Mary Car- 
ver Phillips, b. June 5, 1839, m. Feb. 20, 1862, Mary S. Scrib- 
ner, dau. of John and Kate Scribner, b. in 1841. Mr. Phillips 
resides in Utica, N. Y. ; is a cai-penter and joiner by trade. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

1135. i. Katb Mary Phillips, b. July 15, 1866. 
1126. ii. John Teft Phillips, b. May 5, 1879. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1118. ii Hannah Eebecca Phillips, second child of Seth 
Phillips and Mary Carver, b. Jan., 1841, m. Sept, 1868, An- 
drew P. Merchant 

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[Kin th Generation.] Cluld: 
1127 L Pelbg AlfDBEw MRRCfiAKT. b. SepL, 1870. 

[Eighth Gener&tioQ.] 

1119. iii. Manpana Amelia Phillips, third child of Setl 
and Mary Carver Phillips, b. Sept, 18-^3, m. 1S61, Alonzo H. 
Sumner, sod of Charles Sumner and Martha Lyon Sumner 
He resides in II ion, X. Y. 

fNin th Generation.] Child : 

1128. i. AlbivRT £. SuMHER, b. Sept., 18S7. 
fEighth Generation.] 

1120. iv. Marietta Phillips, fourth child of Seth and 
Mary Can-er Phillips, b. in 1845, m. in 1M% Judah Colt of 

' Exeter, Otsego Co., N, Y. 
[Ninth Generation,) Children: 

1129. i. Ln^LiAN Colt, b. Julr, 1804. 
liaO, ii, Nellie Colt, b. 1868. 
113L iii. Mary Astn Colt, b. 1871. 

[Seventh Generation. J 

1104. ix. Makcia Maria Phillips, ninth child and sixtb 
daiL of Mehitabte May and John Phillips, and great grandchild 
of Mehitable Child Lyon, b. March, 1811, m. April, 1832, Ed- 
ward McKinney, a merchant. Mr. McKmney died many years 
since. Mra McKinney resides in Bingbamton. 
[Eighth Generation] Children: 

1132. i. Edwaiid McKtNKEY, Jr., a graduate of Yale College. \b engaged 
in niereantile business in Binghaniton, N. Y.; is married and has three ehil- 
dren; nAme?^ not given. 

1133. ij. Wm, a. McKiNNKY, a graduate of Yale College, is a pmctieing 
attorney in Bingham ton, X. Y. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1078. V- Ezra May, fifth child of Martha Lyon and Eliakim 
May, and grandchild of Mehitable Child and Nehemiah Lyon^ 
b, in Woodstock, Ct., May 8, 1780, m. about 1804 to Chloe 
Plumb, daiL of Josej^h Plumb of New Haven, Ct They set- 
tled in the town of Otsego, Otsego Ca, K. Y,, at the foot of 
Schuyler's Lake. This part of the town was afterwards attach > 
ed to Exeter in Otsego Ca, N. Y, Mrs. May died Nov. 24, 
1816. Mr. May died Nov. 22, 1826. 
[Seventh Generation,] Children: 

1134. i. Martha Lvok May, b. in Otsego, N. Y., May 39, 1808, m. May 
21, 1838, Charles Sumner. 

1185. ii. Ezra Ma\% Jr., b. in Otsego, N. Y., May 20, 1808, in. Juliette 
Terry, 



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AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 203 

1196. iii. Chloe Ann Mat, b. June 8, 1810, d. 1868. unm. 

1137. iv. JiCNNETTB Mat, b. Oct. 3, 1812, m. Alfred Furman. 

1188. V. Earl May, b. in Otsego, N. Y., June 6, 1816, d. Oct. 25, 1816. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1134. i. Martha Lyon May, eldest child of Ezra and Chloe 
Plumb May, b. in Otsego, K Y., May 29, 1806, m. May 25, 
1828, Charles Sumner, son of Dea. Moses Sumner of Burling- 
ton, Otsego Co., N. Y. Mr. Charles Sumner was b. in 1795, d. 
March 12, 1872. Mrs. Sumner resides in the village of Mo- 
hawk, Herkimer Co., N. Y. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1139. i. Ambrose D. Sumnsr, b. in Otsego, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1829, m. Ger- 
trude Van Volkenburg. 

1140. ii. Alonzo H. Sumner, b. Nov. 12, 1881, m. 1861, Mandana Phil- 
lips. 

1141. iii. Juliette Sumner, b. in Otsego, N. Y., March 3, 1834, resides 
in Mohawk, unm. 

1142. iv. George B. Sumner, b. in Otsego, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1836, m. Al- 
zin Angell. 

1143. V. Erasmus E. Sumner, b. in Otsego, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1840, d. Oct. 
8,1868. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1139. i. Ambrose D. Sumner, eldest child of Martha Lyon 
May and Charles Sumner, b. in Otsego, N. Y., Sept. 24, 1829, 
m. 1857, Gertrude Van Volkenburg, dau. of Rev. Daniel Van 
Volkenburg of Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y. Mr. Van Volken- 
burg was for many years the much esteemed pastor of the Pres- 
byterian Church in Exeter, N. Y. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children : 

1144. i. Helen Norton Sumner, b. Sept., 1858. 

1145. ii. William Sumner, b. April, 1860. d. early. 

1146. iii. Sara Sumner, b. April, 1862, d. early. 

1147. iv. Charles Sumner, b. April, 1864. 

1148. V. Julia Tracy Sumner, b. Dec, 1868. 

1149. vi. Mary Gertrude Sumner, b. July 8, 1874. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1142. iv. George B. Sumner, fourth child of Martha Lyon 
May and Charles Sumner, b. in Otsego, K Y, Sept 6, 1836, 
m. March 19, 1866, Alzina Angell, dau. of Caleb Angell of 
Exeter, K Y. 

Mr. Angell was a son of one of the early settlers of the town 
of Exeter, N. Y, and like his father, Caleb Angell, was greatly 
esteemed as one of the leading citizens of that town. The name 



SOi 



BEKJ^UflN CHILB OF BOXBCRY, MASS, 



suggests a carioo^ incideDt which occurred nuiny years since, 
in the locality where niany of the name resided. It was a mar- 
riage between two of the name of remote kinship, and recorded 
in the (hoperstown Journal as follows : *' Marbled— On ~ inst,H 
OD Angell Hill, by Hon, William Angell, Mr. Ira Angell to 
Miss Lucy Angell, in the presence of seventy Angell&'' 
[Ninth Generation J Children : 

1150. i, Agnbs E, Suin^KR, b. Dee. 30, 1862. 

1151. ii, ABTHtfi M, SuMNKR, ^ . . \ b. April 27, 1870 

1152. iii. Aniiie M. Sumner, ) ^^"^^ ( 

[Sixth Generation*] 

1079. vi. Amasa May, sixth child of Martha Lyon and 
akim May, b, in Woodstock. Ct, 1783, m. about ISIO, Betsey 
Clark of Schuyler's Lake. Otsego Ca, N* Y. 
[Seventh Generation] Children: 

1153. i, Eliza Jajte Mat. b. in Otsego, N. Y., Hay, 181S, m. 1818. Rich- 
ard Tunniclif of Schuyler^s Lake. 

1154. iL Abelard May, b, in Otsego, N. Y., May 6, 1813, m. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1154. it Abelard May, second child of Amasa May and 
Martha Lyon, b. May 6, 1813, m. 
[Eighth Generation, ] Child: 

1155. i. Obobge a. May, keeps :i hotel in BoanTiUe, N. Y. 

[Fifth Qenemtion.] 

1069. lii. Amasa Lyon, third child of Mehitable Child and 
Nehemiah Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ot, 1745, m. Martha Dana« 
He died in the Revolutionary War. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children : 

1156. i, Salt.y Ltok, b. in Woodstock, Ct. 

1157. ii. JtTDAU Lyon, b. in Woo<l8t43ck, C*t,. m. Feb. 18, 1802, MehitabI) 
Child, dau. of Dea. Charles Child of East Woodstock. (For children see J 
1235.) 

1158. iii. Amaba Ltok, Jr., b. in Woodstock, Ct,, 17T7, m. n Penniman 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1156, i. Sally Lyon, first child of Amasa Lyon and Marthi 
liana^ granddaughter of Mebitable Child (general Na 31), b* in 
Woodstock, Ct, m. Ebenezer Bishop, She d. 1832. 
[Seveoth Gene ration, J Children ; 

1158^. L Amasa BfSHor. 

U5fl. ii. Elisha Bishop. 

1160. iii. A0ALINE Br&HOP. 

1161. iv. Hkzekiah Bishop. 

1162. V. TAJirruA Bishop. 
116a. yi« Ebbkszer Bishop, Jr. 



Am) HIS DESCENDANTS.. 205 

[Sixth Geoeration.] 

1158. iii Am ASA Lyon, Jr., third child of Amasa and 
Martha Dana Lyon, and grandson of Mehitable Child Lyon, b. 

1777, m. 1 802, Penniman of Woodstock, Ct He d. 1840. 

[Seventh Qeneration.] Children: 
1164 1. Sarah Wuichestbr Lton, b. in Woodstock, Ct., in 1808. 

1165. ii. Aaron M. Lton. 

1166. iii. JB88B P. Lyon. 

1167. iv. Amasa P. Lyon. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

1071. V. LE\aNALY0N, fifth child of Mehitable Child and 
Nehemiah Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 1750, in. 1773, Peleg Cor- 
bin. She d. 1778. 

[Sixth Generation.] Children : 

1168. i. Patty Corbin, b. in Woodstock, Ct. . 1774, d. 1844, unm. 

1169. ii. Priscilla Corbin, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1776, m. Rensselaer 
Child. (See No. 592.) 

1170. iii. Eliakim Corbin, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1777, m. 

1171. iv. IcHABOD CoRBiN, b in Woodstock, Ct., 1780; had no children. 

1172. V. Aaron Corbin. b. in Woodstock, Ct.. 1781, m. Betsey Johnson. 
1178. vi. Lbyina Corbin, b. in Woodstock, Ct , 1786, m. Perrin. 

[Sixth Generation ] 

1170. iii. Eliakim Corbin, third child of Levina Lyon and 
Peleg Corbin, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 1777, m. 
[Seventh Generation ] Children : 

1174. i. Arian Corbin, m Rev. Amos Hollister. 

1175. ii. Abel Corbin. 

1176. iii Horace Corbin. 

1177. iv. Lbyina Corbin. 

1178. V. Eli Corbin. 

1179. vi. AuANDA Corbin. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1172. V. Aaron Corbin, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1781, m. 
Betsey Johnson. Aaron was the fifth child of Levina Lyon and 
Peleg Corbin, and grandchild of Mehitable Child and Nehemiah 
Lyon. 

[Seventh Generation.] Child:. 

1180. i. Johnson Corbin. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1173. vi. Levina Corbin, sixth child of Levina Lyon and 
Pel^ Corbin, and grandchild of Mehitable Child and Nehemiah 
Lyon, b. 1786, m. Perrin. 

[Seventh Generation.] Child: 

1181. i. Polly Perrin. 



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BENJAM1^ CHILI) OF RC 



[Fifth Generation,] 

1072. vi. Lyman Lyon, sixth cliild of Mehitable Child and 
Nehemiah Lyon, b. in WooodstcxikT Ct, 1753, m. 1777, Hau- 

nah Corbin; m. 2nd, Nov., 1801, Philina J 

[SUth Generation.] Clilldren; ■ 

1182. i. £i4iAKm LvoN, b. in Wf)odstock, Ct., Nov. 3, 1779, <L Jnne 20, 

1183. ii. Samuel Lyon, h, in Wooflstock, Ct, Sept. 17, 1784, d. April le, 
1848. 

1184. iii- Nkhk.miah Lyon, Ji., b, in Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 15, 1786, d. 
April 4, 1840. 

1185. iv, Lyman Lyon, li. in Wombtoek, CL, Aug., 1794, d, April 18, 

1186. V. Mekitablk Lyon, b, in WoodskR^k, Ct., Dec. 25, 1779. 

1187. vi. Patty Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 17, 1781. d. Sept 2% 
1807. 

1188. vii. Haknab Lyon, b. In Woo«3stock^ Ct*, Sept. 6, 1789. d. July 
1650. 

1189. riii. Nancy Lyon, \k in Woodstock, Ct, June 23, 1798, 

[By his second wife;] 

1190. iv. WillabdLyon, h. in Woodstock, Ct, Aug. 9. 1803. Mrs. Lyon, 

d, 1805. ■ 

[Fonrth General ion,] 

32, vi* Maby Child, sixth child of Ephmim and Priscilla 
Harris Child, b. in Woodstot^.k, Ct, April 12, 1711, ra. June 16, 
L747, St€^phen May, of Woodstock, Ct He was b. Nov, 10, 
1721. 
[Fifth Gene mti on.] Children: 

119L i. Elizabeth May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 10. 1748, m. 1770, 
Deac. Aaron Lyon, mn of Nehemiah Lyon and Mehitable Child, 

1195, ii, LrcY May, \k in Wo<xistock, Ct, 1750, d. unmarried. 

1193. iii, Molly (Mauy) May, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Aug. 25, 1752, m. 
Alpha Child, son of Nathaniel Child. (Alpha was the father of Darius 
GrilTIn and Spencer Child, (See 1193 repeated.) 

1194. iv. Htephen May, Jr., b. May 23, 1755, in WrKMlBtock, Ct.. m, 

Lived in Fairlee, Vt. ; left a family. 

1195, v. Joanna May, b. Feb. 8, 1757, d, nnmarried, 

1196, vi. Ephraim May, b. Nov, 32, 1759, tn. Abigail Chandler. 

1197, vti. Sarah May, b. Nov. 30, 1761, m. Cot Chester Child, of North 
Woodstock, CI.. 

1198. YiiL ASA May, b in Woodstock, Ci , ?;ept. 4, 1704, Lived in Pair- 
leC!, Vt. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

1196- vi, Efhraim May, sixth child of Mary Child and 
Stephen May, b, in Woodstock, Ct, Nov. 22, 1759, m. Abigail 
Chandler, about 1700. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 207 

[Sixth Generation.] Children : 

1199. i. Hestribtta May, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Nov. 18, 1791, m. Henry 
Child. (See his general No., 908.) 

1200. ii. Asa May, b. in Woodstock, a., Aug. 24, 1798, ni. Sally May, 
dau. of John May. 

1201 lii. Stephen May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1796, d. 1800. 

1202. iv. Seth May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1798, d. 1801. 

1203. V. E1.IZABETH May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1800, m. Elias Mason. 

1204. vi. Maby May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1803. 

1205. vii. Julia Anna May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1809, d. 1832, unm. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1200. ii. Asa May, second child of Ephraim and Abigail 
Chandler May, and grandson of Mary Child and Stephen May, 
b. in Woodstock, Ct, Aug. 24, 1793, m. about 1820, Sally May, 
dau. of John and Sally May. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

1206. i. Elizabeth May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., July 10, 1821, m. Eras- 
mus Rawson ; had no children. 

1207. ii. Charlbs Harris May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 2, 1823, m. 
Harriet P. Child. (For children of Harris May, see No. 827.) 

1208. iii. Ezra C. May, b. in Woodstoc^k, Ct, Oct. 13, 1825, m. Abbey 
E. Chandler. She died leaving no children. 

1209. iv. Carlo May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 3, 1839, m. March 23, 
1853, Sarah M. Child, dau. of Dea. Wm. Child, of East Woodstock, Ct. 
(For children, see nnder Dea. William Child ) 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1203. V. Elizabeth May, fiftb child of Ephmim and Abi- 
gail Chandler May, b. in 1800, in Woodstock, Ct. m. 1824, 
Elias Mason. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

1210. i. Lucy Mason, b. in Woodstock, Ct., in 1825, m. Augustus Mason, 
d. 1848. 

1211. ii. Abbey C. Mason, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1829. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

34. viii. Capt Elisha Child, eighth child and fourth son 
of Ephraim and Priscilla Harris Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 
Feb. 11, 1725, m. Jan. 6, 1750, Alice Manning, who was born 
172y, d. 1798. He d. Nov. 22, 1796. 

Captain Elisha Child was a man of strong character and much 
intelligence, and was everywhere prominent in affairs of town, 
state and church. A man of quick perceptions, cool and accur- 
ate judgment, withal of that kindly spirit which wins and 
retains firm friendship. ■ His abilities found ready recognition, 



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BENJAMIX CHILD OF ROXBURY, MAaS. 



and lie held various offices of responsibility and honor moSi 
creditable to liiinself and fellow citizens, Capt Child repre- 
sented the town of Woodstock in the General Court of the CoM 
ony of Connecticut for several terms. The patriotic enthusiasm 
of the people of this town, kindled with the first watch-fires oj 
the revolution. 

** Al ft very full mectin;if of the inhftbitaiits of the* town of WiKxUt»M'k, 
legally wanieri ami held at said Wo<Klf*t-o<"k^ on the 21st day of Jane, A. D. 
1774, Nalhaiiiol Chil(L Esq., was chosen Moderator. The resolves of the 
House of Representatives were presented by a eominittee of this corporated 
body» for their consenting to and voting' the above resolves, in conjunction 
with the other representatives of this Colony, in General Court a^HetnbledJ 
As said resiilves do honor hi the worthy representatives of a free, loyal and J 
virtuou.s people, are very expressive of the sentiments of the inhabitants ofT 
this town, and by Ihem judged necessary in sueh a day as this, whc>n wei 
have the most convincing proofs of a fixed and determined plan of the 
British administration, to overthrow the liberties of America and subject 
these ciiionies to a l>ondage that our fathers did not. would not, — and f!i*d j 
into the wildenieSvS that they might not— and Gfwl grant that we, their p«n 
terity, never may — bear. 

2ndly. Being animated from the consideration of the absolute importan 
of atlopting every ralional and pr«>bable means in our power for the poUti^ 
cal salvation of our countr\\ we engage to contribute our utmost exertloti 
in defence of our Amerieau liberties and privileges, and stand ready to join 
our brethren in this and the other American colonies in e%'ery possible me 
ure that may infltienee Great Britian to withdraw her oppressive hand; at^ 
the same time we apprehend that a General Congress consisting of delegates 
from each colony on the Continent is necessary, speedily to be formed that 
the sentiments of the whole may be known and such an unity in measur 
be established as raay constitute a strength invincible by tyranny, and breaki 
out in one general burst against the atti^mpts that are made and making to ] 
destroy the Constitution of these Governments. 

3rdly. And ii^asmuch as the promotion of industry, frugality, economy, 
arts and manufactures among ourselves is of great importance to the 
of a community, we determine from this very day to live as much within 
ouri5elves, and purchase as few British goods, wares, and merchandises 
possible, and give all due encouragement to every useful art among us. 

4thly. It having been judged needful at this alarming crisis, and general]]! 
come into, that committees of correspondence be appointed, etc., etc. vot 
ed that Capt, Elisha Child, Charles C. Chandler, Jedediab Morse, Esq.. C«pt 
Samuel McLethin, and Nathaniel Child, Estj,, be a committee for main tiun^ 
ing a correspondence with the towns of this and the neighboring colonies. 

5thly. Voted, that a copy of these votes be prinle*! in the Xete London 
Oaiette, to manifest the deep sense we have of the parliamentary invai^ioiij 
of the constitutional rights of British Amenca. 

(A true copy,) 
Attest, ELISEA CHILD, Toten Chri\ 



AKD HIS DESCENDANTS. 209 

On the requisition of the Contenental Congress, troops were 
raised in all the colonies Connecticut was prompt to furnish 
her quota. - Capt Elisha Child was placed in command of one 
of the first companies organized. On the news reaching Con- 
necticut of the rencontre at Lexington, Mass., Woodstock sent 
several companies, one under Capt. Child, also one under Capt. 
Benjamin Lyon, one under Capt E. Manning, one under Capt 
Daniel Lyon, and a troop of horse ^ under command of Capt. 
Samuel McLellan. 

We first find Capt Elisha Child 'recorded as a member 
of the General Court in the Session of 1775, when Jonathan 
Trumbull was Governor, and Mathew Griswold Leiut. Gover- 
nor. During this Session, "Capt Elisha Child, Col. Samuel 
Chapman, Capt Henry AUyn, Joseph Hopkins, and Mr. Isaac 
Doolittle were appointed a committee severally or in conjunc- 
tion, to search after lead mines in the colony, and directed to 
inform the Governor if any were discovered, that the Governor 
might inform the Continental Congress in the summer session 
of 1776." 

At the same meeting of the General Court, we find Capt 
Child and others were added to a committee previously appoint- 
ed " to procure fire-arms, and gun locks to supply the State 
Militia in the war.'' 
[Fifth Generation.] Children : 

1212. i. Charles Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., then Muddy Brook Parish, 
now East Woodstock, Sept 15, 1750, d. young. 

1218. ii. Charlbs Child, 2d, b. in East Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 22, 1751, ra. 
^prii 13, 1777, Eliza May, 

1214. iii. Alice Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 11, 1753, d. Oct. 25, 
:i756. 

1215. iv. Capt. Elias Child, b. in W'oodstock, Ct., Dec. 28, 1755, m 1st, 
^farch 18, 1779, Dorothea Morse, dau. of Dr. Parker Morse; in. 2nd, Mar. 
18, 1790, Sophia Morse, dau. of Dr. David Morse. 

1216. V. Thompson Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Feb. 12, 1758, d. May 
12, 1760. 

1217. vi. Alice Child, 2nd, b. in Woodstock, Ct., June 15. 1760, d. Nov. 
1. 1781. 

1218. vii. Sylvia Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 31, 1762. m. May 7, 
1795, Capt. Willard Child. For her children, see Capt. Willard, No. 865. 

1219. viii. Betsey Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Dec. 2», 1764, d. early. 

1220. ix. Chloe Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., March ?8, 1767, m. March 
8, 1790, Leonard Walker. 

1221. X. PRISCILT.A Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 19, 1769, d. Oct. 
8,1775. 



210 



1222. xi. Betsky Child, 2na. b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1778, in. Feb, »t 
1797» Alfreil WiUkt;n 
122S. xii. A fhiiighter; nHitie not g-ivmi. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

1213, il Dea. Charles Child, son of Capt Elii 
Alice Maouing Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Nov. 22, 1751, m. 
April 13, 1777, Eliza May. She was b. 1756, d. 1838, 
Woodsto€k, Ct, She was the daughter of Caleb May, of Wc 
gtock 

Dea, Charles Child rliarks an era in family descent as the 
inheritor of the liomestead of two preceding generations. He 
was a man of fine appearance in his prime, and in old age the 
stamp of youth had not altogether disappearetL He was a staid 
and snbstiintial citizen ; a worthy deacon m the Congregational 
chnrch. Social, hospitable and benevolent. His descendant 
are numerous, and oceupying honorable positions in varioi] 
callings in Hfa 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

1224 i. Meijitable Child, Ij. in WotMlstock, Ct.. Aug. 22, 177©, m. Feb, 
18, 1802, Capt. Judiih Lyon, of Wondstocik, Ct* - 

1225. ii. Calkb Child, h. in WtxKtstrx-k, Ct., Sept 30, 1761, rl. June Ifl 
1853, uninnrriod, 

1220 iii. Ar.icBCnn.D, b. in Woodstock. Ct., Oeb, 21, 1783, m. Oct 16, 
180«, Ueorgu Patter, of W*HMlst<M'k. 

1227. iv. Hannah May Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., April 29, 1786, 
in 1817, unniHfried: 

1229. V. Sally Sumnem Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Mimh 9, 1787, d. 
Jtin. 11, 1792, 

1229^ vi. Jr»uN Child, b. in Wnod^tock, Ct,, 1789. ni. Sept 11,1881, Alic 
Manning Walker. 

1230. ni. Chaklbs Child, ,iu., h. in W<K)dstoek, Ct., 1791, m. Marct 
30, 1817, Almira Hobnes. 

1231. viii, Eliza Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 24, 1793, m, AprU 
23, 1803, Rensselaer Coomlig. 

1232. ix. Sally Slmkeii Child, 2nd, b. in Woodstock, Ct,, Aug 19. 
1795, d. Jnly 20, 1859. unmarried, 

1233- X. Elia« Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 80, 1797, m, April 19, 
1827, Sophronia MejicbanL 

1234, xi, Abiel Child, b, in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 6» 1799, m Feb. i| 
1831, Henrietta Hall. 

[Sixth Genemtion.l 

1224. i. Mehitable CninD, eldest child of Dea. Charles and 
Eliza May Child, b. Aug. 22, 1779, iti East Woodstock, Ct,,in* 
Feb. 18, 1802, Judah Lyon, son of Ainasa and Mart' '^ 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 211 

La^on of Woodstock, Ct, and grandson of Mehitable Child, who 
rx^ . Nehemiah Lyon. 
_^^renth Generation.] Children: 

1285. i. Elisha Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1803, m. Lucy May, 1882. 

1236. ii. Eliza Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1804, m. Dr. Witter. 

1237. iii. Martha D. Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1806, m. Bishop. 

1238. iv. Mehitable Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1810, m. Anson Fowler. 
She died early, and left no children. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1235. i. Elisha Lyon, eldest child of Mehitable Child and 
Jadah Lyon, in. 1st, Lucy May, 1832. She d. soon after the 
birth of her only child, and Mr. Lyon m. 2d, Rebecca Rice. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

(By first marriage.) 
1289. i. Elisha May Lyon, b. May 11, 1839, ra. Oct. 3, 1872, Charlotte 
W. Day; had no children. 

(By second marriage.) 

1240. ii. Lucy May Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 5, 1842, m. Dec. 7, 
1865, Geo. P. Whitney. 

1241. iii. Abbie Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Jan. 5, 1844, d. young. 

1242. iv. Charles E. Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Feb. 28, 1845, m. Mar. 
9, 1868, Mary M. Spaulding. 

1243. V. Oliver P. Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct., March 3, 1847, m. Dec. 2, 
1874, EUen M. Spaulding. 

1244. vi. WiLLL/iM P. Lyon, b. in Woodstock. Ct., Oct. 19, 1852, unm. 

1245. vii. Sarah E. Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct., April 25, 1854, m. Nov. 
18, 1874, John B. Morse. 

1246. viii. Hattie E. Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 14, 1855, unm. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1240. ii. Lucy May Lyon, second child of Elisha Lyon 
and Rebecca Rice, b. in Woodstock, Ct, June 5, 1842, m. Dec. 
7, 1865, Geo. P. Whitney. 
[Ninth Generation.] Child : 

1247. i. Ernest W. Whitney, b. Aug. 11, 1877. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1242. iv. Charles E. Lyon, fourth child and second son of 
Elisha and Rebecca Rice Lyon, b. Feb. 28, 1845, m. March 9, 
1868, Mary M. Spaulding. 

[Ninth Generation.] Child: 

1248. i. Edward Sumner Lyon,, b. Feb. 21, 1874. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1243. V. Oliver P. Lyon, fifth child and third son of Elisha 
and Rebecca Spaulding Lyon, b. March 3, 1847, m. Ellen W. 
Spaulding, Dec., 1874. 



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BENJAMIK CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASa 



[Ninth Geiierfltion,] 
1249, i. Habel R. 



Child: 
Lvox, b, Miireh 26, 1877- 




lEighth Generation. I 

1245. vii. Sarah E. Lton, sixth child of Elisha and Re- 
becca Rice Lyon, b. April 25, 1854, m, Nov. 18» 1874, John B. 
Morse. 

[Ninth Generation.] Child: 
1250. i. JostE £. MoBSE, b. March 19, 1876. 







[Seventh Generation.] 

1236. ii. Eliza Lyon, second child of Mehitable Child 
Judah Lyon, and gmnddaughter of Dea» Charles Child, b. in 
Woodstock, Cl, 1814, m. 1S27. Dr. Asa Witter of Woodstock, 
Ct, who settled in East Woodstock, Ct, as physician and sur 
geon, and gained much reputation for his skill as a practitioni 
He was highly esteemed and greatly beloved by citizens 
Woodstock and vicinity. Mrs Alice W. Child of East Wood* 
stock, Ct,, says in one of her many helpful letters to us, * 'Doctor 
Asa Witter was our physician here in Blast Woodstock for a 
good many years, very much beloved. Three of his sons are 
physicians and men of character, viz., John, Ebenezer, and Wil* 
ber Fisk Witter, men of ability m their profession, and highly 
esteemed as citizens in their respective ci^m muni ties.*' 
[Eighth Generation. ] Children : 

3251. I. JoHX Wrrr£E, b. in Woodstock, Ct. DecSl, 1831, m. Maiy 
Paine. 

IS53. ii JunAH L. WrrrcJi, b. in Woodstock, CL, 1833, m. Ruth Ricli 
ardson. 

1958. iii. Mabtha Jaxe WnrKB, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1837, nnm. 

1254. iv. EaEirEZER Wittkk, b. in Woodstock, Ct . 1839, m. £ll«ii 
Wright- 

1255. V. Asa WrrrEK, Jr.. b. in Woodstock, Cu, 1846, 

1256. vi. WiLBEB Fisk Witter, b. in Woodstock. Vt^ 1848. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1251. i John Witter, M. D., eldest child of Dr Asa Witter' 
and Eliza Lyon, b. 1831, m. April 13, 1856, Mary K Paine ^ 
she was b, 1835. He is a physician, settled in Putnam, Ct 
[Kinth Generation] Children: 

1257. i. Wm. Pawi: Witter, b. Joly 23. 1858. 
1258 ii. Frank E, Witter, b Mar 21. 1861. 
1250. uL Mary Aojtrs WnrKB, b.' Feb. W. 1863, 
l2l&fL iv. EL12A Lyon Wittke, b. March 9. 1865. k 

1261. V. Abbie Rica bo WnrBB. b. Mar, 0. 1865, d Sept. 17, 1867. f 

1262, vi. Hkkbv Paixk Witter, b. Aug. 29, 1969 



i 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 213 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1252. il JuDAH L. Witter, second child of Dr. Asa Witter 
and Eliza Lyon, b. in Woodstock, 1838, m. Ruth Richardson, 
1S64. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

1263. i. Wendell Witteb, b. 1807. 

1264. ii. Frank Wittkr, b. 1869. 

1265. iii. Gracie Witter, b. 1874. 

[Kighth Generation.] 

1254. iv. Ebenezer Witter, ]tf. D., fourth child and third 
son of Dr. Asa Witter and Eliza Lyon, b. 1839, m. 1867, Ellen 
S. Wright Is a physician, and settled in Sturbridge, Mass. 
[ Ninth Generation.] Child : 

1266. i. Nelue Witter, b. 1868. 

[ Eighth Generation.] 

1256. vi. WiLBER FiSK Witter, M. D., sixth child and 
fourth son of Dr. Asa Witter and Eliza Lyon, b. in Woodstock, 
Ct., 1849, m. 1874, Sally Hooker. They have two children- 
no nanoes given. Dr. Wilber F. Witter resides in Brookfield, 
Mass. 
[Seventh Generation.] 

1237. iii. Martha D. Lyon, dau. and third child of Mehit- 
able Child and Judah Lyon, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 1806, m. 
Hezekiah Bishop, son of Dr. Ebenezer Bishop and Sarah Lyon. 
Ur. Bishop settled in East Woodstock in 1800, or before, and 
was practicing when Dr. Witter entered upon the profession in 
the same parish, in 1825 or 6. Mrs. Bishop d. Dec 23, 1877. 
[Kijrhth Generation.] Children: 

1207. i. Sarah Bishop, b. in Woodstock. Ct., 1839. 

1268. ii. Ebenezee Bishop, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1841. 

1269. iii. Anna Bishop, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1844. 

1270. iv. Esther Bishop, b. in Woodstock, Ct.. 1845. 

1271. V. Martha H. Bishop, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1850. 

[.Sixth G(?nerHtion.] 

1226. iii. Alice Child, third child and second dau. of Dea. 
Charles and Eliza May Child, b. in W<x)dstock, Cl., Oct. 21, 
1783, m. Oct. 6, 1806, Geo. Potter of Woodstock. She d. 1878, 
in her 95th year. lie d. 1816. 
[S<'vcnth Generation.] Children: 

1272. i. Stephen L. Potter, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1808, m. Saruh C. 
Morse. 

1273. ii. Benjamin Potter, b. in W^oodstock, Ct., 1810, m. Mary Cham- 
berlain. 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 

1274. iii. Charles C. Pottbr, b. in Wmxl stock, Ct., 1812. 

1275. !v, George Potter, b. in Woodstwk, Ct.. 1814, d. 183e. 

1276. V. Rhobes W. Potter, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 18ie, d. ISSe. 

[Seventh Generation,] 

1272. i, Stephen K Pottkr, eldest child of Alice Child anc 
Geo. Potter, b. iti Woodstock, Ct, 1808, ni. Sarah C. Mofse^ 
[Eighth Generation,] Cliildron: 

1277. 1. Geoeoe M. Potter, b. 1836, ra. Lives in Minnesota. 

1278. ii. Wm. Rhodes Potter, b. 1837, d. in the U. S. service, 1808, 
the War of the Rebellion. 

1279. iii. Mary K Potter, b. in 1838. 

1280. iv. Albert E. Potter, b. 1899, nj. Mary E. Snnmer, 186©* 
1231. V. Charles H.Potter, b. 1842» m,; no children; served in IT* 

Hrmy in latf rpbtllion; lives^ in Nobmska. 

1282. vi. S. DwKinT Potter, b. 1844, d. 1874, 

1283. vii. Calkb C. Potter, b, 1846, m. Itwidore Brown: no children; liv 
in Pitll River, Mass. 

1384. viii, Sarah Alice Potter, b, 1848. d. 1667. 
13%, \x. Henry J. Potter, Ik 1850. 
128<J. X. Newton R. I'otter, b. 1858. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1273. ii. Benjamin^ Prn^ER, second child and second aonof 
Alice Child and George Potter, b. in Woodstock, Cl, 1810, m., 
Mary Chamberlain. 
[Eighth Gaueratinn] Children: 

1287, i, Mary E, Potter, 

1288. ii. Elisha Potter, ni. lives in N. Y. City, 
• 12811, iii Cvars D, Potter, m. Einiiiti Dean. 

1290. iv. Frakk Potter, is r clerg>'mAn. 
1201. V. Harris Potter. 

1292. vi. Milton Potter, lives in Chicago. 

1293. vii. Charleh H. Potter. 

m 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1274. iii. Charles C. Potier, sou of Alice Child and 
Potter, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 1812, m. 1838, Maria Walker. 
She d. 1848. 
[Eig-hth Generation] Child i 

1294. i. Maria Elizabetb Potter, b. 1842. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1280. iv. Albert E. Potter, son of Stephen L. and 
C. Morse, b. 1839, m. Mary Elizabeth Sumner, 1869. 
fXinth Generation.] €-hildren: 

1295. i. Geo. Sltmner Potter, b. 1870. 
1206. ii. Sarah Alice Potter, b. 1874. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 215 

f Sixth Generation.] 

1229. vi. John Child, sixth child and second son of Dea. 
Charles and Eliza May Child, b. in East Woodstock, Ct., 1789, 
m. Sept. 11, 1831, Alice Manning Walker, dau. of Leonard and 
Chloe Child Walker of Stafford, Vt. Mrs. C. was b. in Staf- 
ford, Vt, Nov. 23, 1791. 

Mr. Child has been a successful farmer in this parish for 
many years — a citizen esteemed for his probity of character — of 
clear and discriminating judgment in all practical matters, 
whose influence has always been found on the side of right ; an 
early and persistent supporter of the temperance reform. His 
patriotism placed him in the foremost ranks of his country's 
hel|)ers when threatened with domestic invasion ; and without 
a murmur he surrendered to the uncertainties and dangers of 
warfare, the son on whom he was relying for support in his 
waning years. Ninety years of life have been given him, not 
in vain. 

Mrs. Child, inheriting the characteristics of parents remarka- 
ble for intellectual strength and physical vigor, to which are 
added excellent qualities of heart not less inherited, of pleasing 
and commanding personal appearance, lives in the midst of a 
large domestic circle, a central figure, surrounded by children 
and grandchildren, ministering in kind and motherly offices to 
all around her. Our recognition of her as a cheerful and effi- 
cient helper in our work, is noticed elsewhere. They reside in 
East Woodstock, Ct, — Mr. Child in his 9 1st year, and Mrs. 
Child in her 89th year. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

1297. i. JoHX Spencer Child, b. in Woodstock. Ct.. Sept. 30, 1833, m. 
1859, Lvdia Lyon. 

1298. ii. Geo. Walkee Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Dec. 1836, m. Dec. 
18, 1861, Martha Agnes Child, dau. of Krastus and Rhoda Ricard Child of 
Woodstock. CI;. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1297. i. John Spencer Child, eldest child of John and 
Alice Manning Walker Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Sept 30, 
18*33, m. 1858, Lydia Lyon. Mr. Child resides in Rockford, 
Iowa. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1299. i. Harris Mannincj Child, h. in Woodstock, Ct., June 24, 1859. 

1300. ii. Alice Sabka Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Juno 15, 1861. 

1301. iii. Mary Lyon Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Jan. 19. 1804. 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBUBY, MASa 



tM« tv. Anka GtutTmiTDB CttUJi, b. in Woodstock, CL» Aug. 22, 1867. 
laOB. V. LSCiecABD Walksr Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 2^, 1874 . 

1S9^. ii GjBOftGK Walker CeiLD, secoml child of John and 
Aticy Mwnii^ Wmlkex Child, b. in Woodstock^ Ct., Dec. 18, 
ISMk m. I>«v IS, 1S61, Manila Agnes Child, dau. of Erastu8«| 
Mid Rlicaa Bk-mni Child of Woodstrxik, Ct V 

0^4. ii«%«ee W. Child bad the honor of serving his couotrj 
HH li* ^intiy in the late war of the rebellion. He mised 

iufuutry in his native place, over which he was 
^nin. He was in several engagements and showed 
iM«iW4i iirv>rthy of his honors. He came out unharmed and re* 
I^M^mkI tk\ ihc close of the war to his home and his farm, which 
li^ f^^Mil i\%ii%e as congenial as the strife of battles. 
|||||4' (ion. I Child rea: 



!X 



. \ KIIABTU8 Child, h. in Woodstock, Ct., July 5, 1868. 
^iyi^^ \l AiacK HuoDA Child, Ik in Wwdstock, Ct, Atig. 7, 1870. 
\$m. tit Aa^KsCiiJLii, \k in Woodstock, Ct. April 11, 1874. 



a 



^\|K Hi'iu^rHtloiL] 

\^M \\l Charles Child, third son and seventh child of 
tHHi Ohnrloj* and Elizabeth May Child of Woodstock, Ct, b. i 
Wmnl^loi^k, Ct, 1791, m, March 20, 1817, Almira Holmes, 
^.lu.iu of i)livfr Wendell Holmes, the poet physician of Cam 

Mr, VUM \\i\s a thrifty and skillful farmer in East Wood 
iiKH^k, OL tn stature he was six feet, and of stalwart framei 
with miiiKJwhat llorid complexion; a man of correct and sober 
luO»iK Like many of his kinsmen bearing the Child name, he 
WHf( li^iiHciuuj* of his own opinions, acting from his own convic- 
iion« mlhtir than iijH>n tlie opinions of others^ a trait of charac- 
Ipi' to ht* comnu^niled when based uptm enlightened views; 
»HWi»r yit^lding a point to pltsa&e one differing from him in opin- 
lonn. Such an one must ndcessarily make his way through the 
Wtn III by warm encounters with opponents, but with the ap* 
Uluval of friends. 
|M» v»Milh tli^rhTHlioju] ChiWren: 

tItUT I, Li^oNAun U0LMK8 CiitLi). b. in Woodsrtock, Ct, April 24, 1S18, 
ii Mny t IHUK 

mm il AMiltL t*nuj», K iu WcKHlslcjck, Ct, Mdj 20, 1880, d. yoimg. 

lUtlU, lit. Hauaii TftMrRUAKt k CtiiLD, h. in Woodstock, Ct., I>ec. 8, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 217 

1810. iv. Mary Elizabeth Child, b. in Woodstock. Ct , July 25. 1826, 
<i^. Feb. 25, 1851, John Bacon Healy, son of Jedediah and Abigail Bacon 
Bealy of Brimfield, Mass. Mr. Healy is a farmer. They have no children. 

1811. V. Sarah Lucinda Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 14, 1829, 
^ti, Feb. 28, 1851, Ainasa Child, son of Capt. Aaron ('hild of Woodstock, Ct. 
^or children see No. 901. 

1812. vi. Hannah Almtra Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Feb. 28, 1831, 
m. April 15, 1851, Edward KiUam. 

1313. vii. Emma Mariah Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., June 23, 1833, 
m. Dec. 18, 1867, Geo. Child Phillips. 

1314. viii. Susan Ellen Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct.„ April 4, 1836, 
oniu. 

1315. ix. Annette Matilda Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 8, 1838, 
m. May 10, 1865, Samuel Gildersleeve, of New York City. 

[Seventh Generation.! 

1312. vi. Hannah Almira Child, sixth child and fourth 
dau. of Charles and Almira Holmes Child, b. in Woodstock, 
Ct, Feb. 28, 1831, m, April 15, 1851, Edward Killam. Mrs. 
Killam died Dec. 10, 1872. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1316. i. Charles Henry Killam, b. March 19, 1852. m. March 19, 1878. 

1317. ii. Julia Elizabeth Killam, b. Dec, 26, 1854, unm. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1313. vii. Emma Mariah Child, seventh child and fifth 
. dau. of Charles and Almira Holmes Child, b, in Woodstock, 

Ct, June 23, 1833, m. Dec. 18, 1867, by Rev. D. G. Ashley, 

George Child Phillips, son of Jeremiah and Zuriah Phillips, 

he was b. 4rth April, 1836. Removed to West Woodstock, Jan., 

1873. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1318. i. George Child Phillips. Jr., b. March 15, 1873. 

1319. ii. Annette Zuriah Phillips, b. Feb. 15, 1875. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1315. ix. Annette Matilda Child, seventh dau. and 
youngest child of Charles and Almira Holmes Child, b. in 
Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 8, 1838, m. May 10, 1865, by Rev. S. 
Bourne, Samuel Gildersleeve of New York City. Mr. and Mrs. 
Gildersleeve are connected with the House of Refuge in New 
York City. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1820. i. Charles Child Gildersleeve, b. in Northport, Long Island. 
N. Y., April 28, 1866. 

1321. ii. Susie Almira Gildersleeve, b. in Northport, Long Island, 
N. Y., March 26, 1869. 
P 



218 BENJAMIX CHILD OF KOXBL HY, MASS. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1233, X. Elias Child, tenth child and fourth son of Dea. 
Charles and Eliza May Child, b. in Wtjodstock, Ct, Oct. 30, 
1797, m. April 19, 1827, Sophronia Meiicham. She d. Jan. 31,^ 
187a Mn Child d. Oct. 20, 1879. 

Mr. Child was the suc^jessurof his father, Dea. Charles Chile 
to the owoership of the old homestead, the fouith generation 
from the original owner, Ephraim Child, who came from Ro:s 
bury, Mass*, to Woorlstock about 1710. Mr. Elias Child be 
longe<l to the old school class of men, who feel that the former 
days are better than the present, and he was not easily drawn into 
any reforms or changes of the present day. He was a laborious 
and thrifty farmer when in bis prime, and left a handsome pro- 
perty to his only child, John H* Child, who sneceeds to the 
ownemhip of the old homestead , now in possession of the fifth 
generation from Ephmim Child, the first occupant 
[Seventh Genemtiou.] Child: 

1323. i, John Holbruok Child, h. in East Woodabock, Ct , April 3, 183< 
m Ist, April 30. 185L Julia Sanger. She d, Aug. 1870. He ra, 2d, March^ 
29, 1880. Ruth Witter, 

f Eighth Geneitirioii.] Children: 

1323. i. Jennie E. Child, b. in East Woodstock, Ct.. 1860, ro. Aug. 
ISn, Henry Pratt, 

1324. it. John Frank Child, b, in East Woodstock, Ct,, 1863. 

[Sixth Geueratitni.] 

1*234. xi. Abiel Child, eleventh child and fifth son of Dea, 
Ciiarles and Eliza May Child, b- in Woodsti>i:?k, Ct, Nov. 6, 
1799, m. Feb. IS, 1826 or 1827, Henrietta Hide. He d. Julvg 
4, 1859, 
[Seventh OtniemtioiK] Children: 

1325. i. Hannah Elizabeth Chh.d» b. April 1, 1828| m. Jerome Pom 
eroy. 

1320. ii Charles Dukerman f*HiLD, b. June 29. 18^0, m. 1st. Cornelii 
MuDson, 2d, Emily Jones. 

1337. iii. Caleb llAttRis Child, b. May 25, 1H34, m. May 22, 1861, Emily 
M. Hobbins. 

1328. iv. Della H. Cihld, b. in Siimeld, Ct, Oct. 26, 1848, m. Oct. 19, 
1809, Sdimivl T. Biiel 

[Seventh GenemtioH.] 

1325. i, Haxnah Elizabeth Child, eldest child of Abiel| 
and Henrietta Hale Child, b. April 1, 1828, m. June 2, 1852^ 
Jerome Pomeroy. Residence, Brooklyn, N, Y. 



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AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 219 



[Eighth Generation . ] Children : 

1329. i. Henrietta Child Pomeboy, b. April 8, 1855. 

1330. ii. Henbt Chj^d Pomeroy, b. Nov. 8. 1859. 

1331. iii. John Miner Pomeroy. b. May 31, 1864. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1326. ii. Chables Dlckerman Child, second child and 
eldest son of Abiel and Henrietta Hale Child, b. June 29, 1830, 
m. 1st, abt 1854, Cornelia Munson, m. 2d, Jan. 1, 1868, Emily 
Jones of Wallingford, Vt. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1829i. i. Mary Cornelia Child, b. in Wallingford. Vt., May 17, 1855. 

1330i ii. Charles Munson Child, b. in Wallingford, Vt., Nov. 17, 1856, 
d. 1857. 

1331^. iii. Emeline Munson Child, b. in Wallingford, Vt., Sept. 13, 1859. 

1332. iv. WILLLA.M Day Child, b. in Wallingford, Vt , April 13. 1864. 

[Seventh Generation] 

1327. iii. Caleb Harris Child, third child and second son 
of Abiel and Henrietta Hale Child, b. JVtay 25, 1834, m. May 
22, 1861, Emily M. Bobbins of Hartford, Ct Mr. Child is 
descended from a vigorous and robust stock physically and 
mentally, is well developed, standing six feet, of good pro- 
portions, of florid complexion of regular and comely features, 
wears a countenance full of vitality, and vigor marks his move- 
raenta He is a prosperous jobber in dry goods at No. 87 
Worth St, New York City. 

The genealogy of Mi^s* Child was written by her little daugh- 
ter of twelve years, at my request, whose sweet little note it is 
our pleasure here to insert : 

New Yoek City, Nov. 8, 1879. 
Dear Mr. C^ild : — 1 received your letter, and I am very sorry I have not 
answered it before. My great-grandmother's maiden name was Emily Hol- 
lister. She first married my great-grandfather, Mr. Strickland, and on his 
death, Mr. Savage. My grandmother's maiden name was Emily Malvina 
Strickland ; she married my grandfather, Philemon F. Robbins, who is still 
living. My mother's maiden name was Emily Malvina Robbins: she mar- 
ried my father, Harris Child, and my name is Emily Robbins Child. The 
last time we sat down at the same table together was at a Thanksgiving din- 
ner at Hartford, Ct., at my grandmother's, in 1873. My great-grandmother 
was hale and hearty as ever. She died in 1874, and my grandmother in 
1W7. From your little friend, 

Emily R. Child, 

No. 50 East 68th St. 



BEXJAMCr dflLD OF ROXBrRT, MASa 

[Eighth QeiterAt )■>».] Children: 
1333. i. Infant, unehristened. 
1884. ii. EsfiLT Robdixs Chii d, b. in Hertford, Ci., July 15. 1867. 

1335. lit CAEOLtjfE Adelaide Child, b in New York City. June, 31, I8T0 

1336. ir. Harris Robbixs Child, b. in New York City, March 28. 1872. 

1337. V. Marv Hall Cbild. b. in Xew York City, Feb. 18, 1874. 
1338 Ti. LorisA R^^encts Child, I>. in New York City. Jau 21, 1876, 

[Seventh Generation ] 

1328. iv. Bella H. Chilh. fourth child and second dauT 
Abiel aud Ilenrietta Hale Child, b. in Sutlield, Cl, Oct. 28^ 
1848, m. Oct 19, 18«59, Samqel T. BueL Reside in Mechan- 
icsviUe, Cedar Co., Iowa* 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1339. i. sUmcel Kbnseth Bveu. b in MeclMnicsnUe. Iowa, Not, 16, 
1872. 

1340 ii. Son, unehristened b, Julr 10, 1879. 



[Fifth Generation*] 

1215. iv. Capt Elia8 Child, the fourth child of Capt EHsha 
and Alice MuiiniDg Cliild, b. Bee, 28, 1765. m. Ist March 1?: 
1779, Doruiheii Morse, U July 24, 1760, dau- of Doct. Parke 
and Hannah Huse Moi^se. She d. 1786. He m. 2d, March 18, 
17i>0. Sophia Morse, dau. of Doct David and Anna Newman 
Morse, a niece of his first wife. She d, Feb. 28, 1826 Those, 
intei'ested in the genealogy of the wives of Capt Elias Child, wi 
find it more fully treated in coiJiiectioTi with David Mor^e, whc 
married Hannah Child, (No. 906) dau. of Capt Wiilard Chile 
on ]>3ge 1 79, and in connection with No. 1480, where the marria 
itl Sarah Child to Jedediah Morse, Esq., first allies the tw< 
families afterwanls so repeatedly linked. 

It may be noticed that military^ titles are often affixed to th^ 
names of men who lived in colonial times. The title mean| 
something in that period— for those who bore it were in actua 
service, or in training as minute men, liable to be called to th^ 
field at any moment They were patriotic men, ready to peril 
life and property in defence of American liberty. We ar 
therefore, particular to give the title as handed down to us in the 
record, Capt Elias Child was the son of a^man in whom thi 
Colr»njal G<jvernment rep«jsed confidence for his abilities and 
his devotion to the American cause. This son partook largelj 
of his father's spirit and his ideas, and bore some of hii 
fathers h<mora Less in public life than his father, because 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS.. 221 

the fruits of the Revolution were being quietly enjoyed he 
was content with less military honor, and more absorbed with 
civil pursuits. Capt Elias Child ranked among the best of 
citizens, and was recognized bj^ his neiglibors as a man of 
sound and discriminating judgment, and upright in all his 
business transactions. He was known in his time as a pros- 
perous and wealthy farmer, a warm supporter of moral and re- 
ligious institutions, and was a consistent member of the Con- 
gregational Church. He died April 3, 1834 

[Sixth Generation.] Children. By first wife — four children : 

1340^. i. Elisha Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Feb. 11, 1780, m. 1802, 
Kancy Child. 

1341. ii. Parkee Morse Child, b. March 13, 1782. d. Aug. 6, 1795. 

1342. iii. Charles Thompson Child, b. in North Woodstock, Ct., Feb. 

15, 1784, ra. Jan. 21, 1808, Clarrissa Child. 

1343. iT. Ellas Sewall Child, b. in North Woodstock, Ct., Mar. 2, 1786, 
d. Mar. 18, 1786. 

[By second marriage — four children.] 

1344. V. Elias Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 19, 1791, d. Feb. 15, 
1793. 

1345. vi. Erastus Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 3, 1793, m. Feb. 24, 
1824, Rhoda Ricard. 

1346. vii. Dorothea Morse Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Aug. 2, 1797, ra 
March 16, 1826, Abel Child. 

1347. viii. Sophll Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 2, 1800, m. Feb. 

16, 1831, Abel Child. (See Abel ChiUVa record— ISO.) 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1340^. i. Elisha Child, eldest child of Capt Elias and 
Dorothea Morse Child, b. Feb. 11,1780, m. 1802, Nancy Child, 
eldest dau. and child of Capt WilLard and Lydia Morse Child, 
of North Woodstock. He d. Oct 13, 1822. She d. March 25, 
1853, the widow of a second husband. 

As the accredited compiler of this genealogy it will not be 
deemed an offence against good taste, if in this connection I 
adopt the use of the first person while chronicling my father 
and family. In opening correspondence for this genealogy my 
name to many was unfamiliar ; by others, while familiar, it was 
not readily traced to its legitimate branch. It will possibly 
gratify an innocent curiosity if I introduce the reader to my 
immediate ancestor. 

My father Elisha Child, son of Capt Elias Child, of North 
Woodstock, Ct., was among the early settlers (about 1805) in 



222 



BENJAMIX CHTLB OF ROXBURY, TWASS. 



the town of Exeter, Otsego County, N. Y. My earliest recol- 
lections place me in a sparsely settled neighborhood conipoeed 
mostly of New England people. The pioneers of the town 
were the Tunniclifs and the Herkimers ; soon after the Cush- 
mans. Williamses, Brookses. Curtisses and the Sumners . then 
the Chi Ides and the Morses. My father and my uucle^ Charles 
Thompson Child, and David Morse, their brother in-law, came 
very nearly together. These later pioneers were from Connect- 
icut To them the school house and the house of worship 
were of the first importance Thus early were laid the foun* 
dations of a moral and Christian community. These fathers i 
and their children constituted a substantial society, observant] 
of religions institutions^ and zealous promoters of all enterpriser 
thai promised permanency and prosperity. My father was ] 
reared a farmer and continued to cultivate the soil during his 
life. In stature he was six feet high and well proportioned, of 
fine personal appearance and bearing, of sanguine tempera- 
ment of a well balanced mind, of sound judgment, of good 
executive ability, of strict integrity, and a sincere Christian* 
He was a man of average intelligence for the times and was 
held in much esteem by his neighbt>rs and acquaintances for 
his manly bearing and stiibility of cliaracter ; and was often the 
rbitrator in church and secular differences. His excelleot 
musical abilities rendered his position in church affairs oue of B 
nuu'h importance?. As my father passed away before I was of™ 
tiuflicient age to fully appreciate his characteristics, I write the 
account as given by those who were cotemporary with him, 
aiul some of whom were intimately associated with him in the 
iilTnirs of life. It will not be out of place to mention a pleas- 
ing incident which oceurreil some few years since On the oc- 
casion, I was brought into company with an intelligent anc 
It'iuliug citizen of oue of the towns adjoining my native town,i 
(mysii!f a stranger to him) who was an intimate associate of my 
fathta*. Incidentally our family name was mentioned, but in 
u\* way t4r indit*ate that I Ix^re the name. The gentleman re- 
marked tliat in earlier life (he was now quite aged) he had 
'Miiul u very pleasant acquaintance with Elisha Child, of 
Kxctci'; ho was a superior man and one who was highly 
t^tfttn^mcd as a citizen/^ As the compliment was paid to the J 
nunntn'V of my father, in ignorance tif my relationship, I have 
v\'vr chvnAivd it with peculiar satisfaction. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTa 228 

My mother, Nancy Child, was the eldest child of Capt Wil- 
lard and Lydia Morse Child. Her mother was the sister of 
Rev. Dr. Jedediah Morse, the great American Geographer, who 
was the father of Samuel F. B. Morse, LL. D., the inventor 
3f the ** Morse Telegraph.*' She was in stature somewhat 
ibove the average of her sex, of fair complexion and comely 
features. Her younger brother, the late Eev. Dr. Willard 
Child, once said to me, " your mother when a young lady was 
in my youthful eye the perfection of a beautiful girl." Her 
characteristics were such as might be looked for in a descend- 
ant of a good family of Puritan stock. She was marked with 
much strength of intellect ; her intelligent ideas upon matters 
3f church and public interest are found in her diary, which for 
many years she was accustomed to keep. The religious ele- 
ment was prominent in her character. The education of her 
family in high, moral principles, with a view to meet the prac* 
tical duties of life, was to her a matter of first importance. 
Her children cherish her memory with warm aflfection, venera- 
tion and gratitude, for her tender and faithful devotion to their 
happiness and usefulness in life. Some years after my father's 
death she married Dea. Dudley Child, of Bath, N. H. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

1348. i. Parker Morse Child, b. in North Woodstock, Ct., March 27, 
1808, m. March 27, 1824. Sabrina Robinson. 

1349. ii. Harriet Child, b. in North Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 18, 1804, m. 
March 28, 1827. Lemuel Southard. 

1350. iii. EuAS Child, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., Sept. 3, 1806, m. 
1st, Aug. 29, 1831, Melissa Ilollister; m. 2d, May 14, 1833, Sylvina Thorp; 
m. 3d, Get. 16, 1867, Susan P. Cleaveland. 

1351. iv. Willard Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., April 17, 1808, m. Dec. 
Jl, 1833, Dorothea Child. 

1352. V. Charles Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y.. April 27, 1810, m. 1st, Oct. 
7. 1846, Diantha Cushman ; m. 2d, July 3. 1866, M. Augusta Thorp. 

1853. vi. Elisha Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., June 14, 1812, m. Lucia 
Whitney. 

13.54. vii. Nancy May Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., April 8, 1814, m. 
May 16, 1833, Dwight P. Child. {For children, see record Dvjight P. Child, 
!>/ BatK A. //.) 

1355. viii. Hannah Child, b in Exeter, N. Y.. May 21, 1816, m. Nov. 17, 
1887, Bradley Child. {For children, see record Bradley Child, of Bath, 

1356. ix. William Graves Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., June 28, 1818, m. 
Dec. 6, 1840, Jane Simpson. 

1857. X. Horatio Henry Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., July 16, 1820, ra. 
1849, Betsey Brand. 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 

1358. xi. Henrietta Amelia Vuild, h. in Exeter, N, Y„ May 2S, 18 
youngest and posthumous; uk Geo. Miiiot, of Bath. X. H. They remofiSi 
to Coventn', Vermont, where Mr. Minot died aorae years before his wife 
She died Nov. 20, 185B. They had no children. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

134S. L Parker Morse Child, eldest child of EHsha and 
Nancy (Child) Child, h in Woodstock, Ct, March 27, 180S, j 
m. March 27, 1824, Sabriiia RobiiiHon, of Exeter, N, Y., dan. of 
Lemuel Robiaaou, Sr., hit^^ of Bru're, Mass. Slie was U in Barre. 
Mass.j July 15, 18i>5, d Jan. 1, 18S0, in Utiea, N. Y., at the] 
house of her son, Lnciutj C, Child& Mr. P. M. Child d, Sept. 
10, 1887, ill Exeter, K Y, 
P^ighth Generation.] Children: 

1359. i. Mary Axy Chilu, h. in Esteter, N. Y.. Feb. 4, 1825, in, Nov, 18» ' 
1844, Henrj* Hatch (*nrTis!i. 

1860. ii. Llkrjs CiTHTisis Child, h. in Exeter, N. Y.. Nov. 24, 1831, m. ' 
Jan. 13, 1853, Anna Jane Tuf^ping. 

[Eighth Genera tioa.] 

1359. 1. Mary Ann Child, eldest child of Parker Morse \ 
and Sabriiia Robinson Child, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., I 
Feb, 4, 1825, m. Nov. 13, 184:t, Henry Hateh Curtiss, son of 
Abel Curtiss, an early settler in Otsego County, N. Y. Mr. 
Curtias cjime to Utica nearl\' forty 3^ears ago, and established 
himself in the printing businesi>, which he has successfully cxsn* 
ducted till the present time, now the head of thelirm of Ciirtissj 
& Chillis. Ho is among the most respected citizens of the city, i 
and has long been an esteemed and ellicient elder in the West- 1 
minster Presbyterian church of Utica, He has been twice 
married. His first wife dying Aug. f>, 1849 ; lie m. 2d, Oct 16, 
1850, Mary Burt Cooley, dau. of John and Sabra Cooley, of ' 
Longmeadow, Mass. She wa^ b. Oct 10, 1814, and d. March 
12, 1879. 
[Eighth Generfttion,] Children: 

1381. J, Marv STOftRS CirRTiss, b in Utioft, N, Y„ Mart'h 1. 1845. Im- 
mediately upon her g:mduarion from the High Sehool of her HAtive city, 
Miss Mary S. Curttss l^egjin to teaeh in one of the public sehoo)», and 
has made herself a most stiei-essful atid esteemed instnictor, bringing to her 
work a conscienliou.s fidelity and thoroughness, carried often l>eyond her 
physie-al strength in her toils, by a t*ineere enthusiasm. 

186S. ii. Hakriet AMANnA CtrRTiss, b, in Utica. N. T., Oct. 26, 1818^ , 
[By Mr. Curtias* second marriage.] 

laes. iii. Clara Everts Cuetiss, b. in Utiea, N. Y.. Jan. 9, 185$. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 226 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1300. ii. Lucius Curtiss Childs/ second child of Parker 
Morse and Sabrina Robinson Child, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., 
N. Y., Nov. 24, 1831, m. Jan. 13, 1853, Anna Jane Tapping, 
dau. of Isaac and Jane Tapping, of Utica, N. Y. Having 
ae<iuired his trade, Mr. Chiids first established himself in busi- 
ness in Boonville, N. Y, becoming the editor and publisher of 
the Boonville HeraM, a local paper in the interest of the old 
Whig party. After several years continuance in this connec- 
tion he disposed of his interests in Boonville, and established 
a business in Utica. Four years later he foraied a partnership 
with his brother-in-law, Henry H. Curtiss, where they have 
built up and still conduct a prosperous business. Commenc- 
ing with but little capital, except a thorough knowledge of his 
trade, Mr. Chiids has risen to the status of a successful and 
popular business man; having the public confidence for his 
thoroughness and unswerving integrity. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

1864. i. Chables Paekbr Childs. b. in Utica. N. Y.. Oct. 10. 1854, d. July 30, 
1862. This child was much endeared to his parents by his precociousness and 
future promise, had he lived to mature manhood. At the tender age of 
eight years he gave pleasing proof of his ripeness for a higher and happier 
state of existence. 

1365. ii. Alice Jane Childs, b. in Boonville, Oneida Co., N. Y., Aug. 20, 
1857. 

1366. iii. WiLLDLM Tapping Childs, b. in Utica, X. Y., July 1, 1862. 
1367 iv. Carrie Louisa Childs, b. in L'tica, N Y., Dec. 17, 1867. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1349. ii. Harriet Child, second child of Elisha and Nancy 
(Child) Child, b. in North Woodstock, Ct, Nov. 18, 1804, m. 
March 28, 1827, Lemuel Southard, of West Fairlee, Vt He 
(1. 1876 or 1877. She d. March 29, 1833. They had two 
children. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1368. i. Elias Child Southard, b. in West Fairlee, Vt , Aug. 10, 1828, d. 
Jan 31, 1850. 

1369. ii. hisva Southard, b. in West Fairlee. Vt., Jan. 24 1832, d. 

(Seventh Generation.] 

1350. iii. Elias Child, tliird child and second son of Elisha 
and Nancy (Child) Child, was born in Exeter, Otsego Co., 

* Mr. L. C. Childs adopted the terminal (s.) 



236 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBUEY, MASa 



New York, on the 3d September, 1806, Has been three 
married, first marriage on the 29th August, 183 1 ^ by Rev. 1 
L. Perrine, Prof, of Auburn Seminary* to Melissa Holli.ster. 
Second marriage on the lltli of May^ 1833, by the Bev. 
('hauncey Goodrich, to Sylvijia Thorp. Third marriage by 
Kev. J. P. CleavelandD. D., on the 16th October, 1867, to ^ 
Susan P. Cleavelaud. 

Mr Child's first wife, Miss HolHster, was the daughter of 
Roswell and Esther Guernsey Hollister, of South Ballstont , 
Saratc^gu Co., N. Y. Possessed of an unusually attractive facerl 
her large, soft, dark eye, and broad brow, betokened the sweet 
ness of disposition, and strength of intellect, which especially 
characterized her. Even at the time of her marriage, her health 
was impaired by pulmonary difficulty, and her wedded life was 
very brief, after the birth of an infant, who did not survival 
hen Mrs. M. H. Cliikl died in Tompkins, Delaware Co.. N. Y. 
on the ISth of July, 1832.' Miss Thorp, the second wife, was 
the daugliter of Edward and Sylvina Tremaine Thorp, of] 
Butternuts, Ot^^ego Co,. N. Y* Inheriting fmm lier father a 
strong love for reading, and fine intellectual abilities, Miss] 
Thorp had a highly caltivateil mind, and t-nttTed upon the 
Hfe of a clergyman's wife, with unusual qualifications to fill the J 
position. Notwithstanding many cares and occupations, Mraj 
S. T. Child found always time for readinji, indeed, she ever 
preferred a book or her pen to society, though possessed of 
rare conversational powers. Mrs. Child left in manuscript 
some fine products of her ready pen, Her death occurred in 
New York City, on the 5th of October, 18t>5.' 

The third wife is the daughter of Eev. Dr. J. P. and S. H. 
D. Cleavehmd. Dr. Cleaveland was a clergyman of the Pres- 
byterian church ; settled first in &dem, Essex Co., Mass., and 
from thence remove^l to Detroit, Michigan. While in Michi- 
gan he was connected as President with Marshall College, after- j 
wards, we believe, merged with the University at Ann Arbor 
Later Dr. Cleaveland was settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pro- 
vidence, R L At the time of the late war, Dr. C. became 
chaplain of a regiment of the Gulf Squadron. Dr. Cleaveland 

' Further record of tho Ilullii^ter family in the Appondix. 
' Further notice of Mrs*. Thorp Child's family is found in the appendix. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 227 

died at his home in Newburyport, Mass., on tlie Ttli of March, 
1873. 

Mrs. S. P. Cleaveland Child was educated under the careful 
supervision of her father, and at the Ingham University at Le 
Roy, Genesee Co., N. Y., and at Andover, Mass., in the Abbott 
Female Seminar}'. Her signature has become familiar to many 
of the name, as the amenuensis of her husband in the prepara- 
tion of this genealogy.' 

**Mr. Elias Child was early consecrated by his parents in 
baptism, and as was so often the custom of New England fam- 
ilies, dedicated to the ministry should his spirit thus incline 
him with increasing years. With this in view, he was sent to 
fit for college at an academy in Stockbridge, Mass. Here he 
was encompassed with the best possible influences for mental 
and moral growth. Boarding in the famil}^ of the parents of 
Prof. Hopkins, his room-mate was the **Bob'' Hopkins of boy- 
hood, who became in after years the honored Prof. Hopkins of 
Williams College. The society of this town was comjiosed and 
controlled by the New England aristocracy of cultured refine- 
ment ; the influence of which was felt b}' young Child, and never 
forgotten. During this period of preparatory study, Mr. Child's 
father died, and henceforth he knew little of home. He enter- 
ed Union College, Schenectady, in 1824, graduating in 1828, 
under the presidency of Eliphalet Nott, D. D., and went soon 
to the Theological Seminary at Auburn, N. Y., where he studied 
with the Rev. Drs. Richards, Mills and Pcrrine, men eminent 
in their denomination. Mr. Child was settled in two parishes 
of his native state, from whence he removed to Michigan, being 
called to Albion, Calhoun Co. A very earnest and studious 
man, he devoted himself to his profession, and was considered 
a chaste and able sermonizer. Enthusiastic by nature, he be- 
came early in life the zealous friend of the slave, at a ]:)eri(Kl 
when such friendship was not popular. A bronchial difficulty 
resulted in a withdrawal from the active service of the ministry. 
Business life has been intermitted by the superintendency of 
two charitable educational institutions, the only links to the 
early professional life, which his reverence for the office would 
permit. Excellent natural abilities are shrouded by an ex- 
tremely modest estimate of himself, arising in part from a proud 
* In the appendix will also be found further notice of the Cleaveland faniily. 



228 BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 

sensitiveness of spirit, and the sketch so brief here given of 
him, would never have appeared in this genealogy of his com- 
piling, had not a friend who knew him well, oflFered to prepare 
a notice, due to him and his descendants." * .* * 
[Eighth Generation.] Children. By first marriage : 

1370. i. Infant, unchristened, b. July IS, 1832. d. same day. 

[By second marriage :J 

1371. ii. Charles Henry Child, b. in Unadilla. Otsego Co., N. Y., Aug. 
9, 1835, d. in Albion, Mich., March 16, 1841. 

1372. iii. Caroline Cleaveland Child, b. in Albion, Calhoun Co., Mich., 
Jan. 30, 1842, d. in Batavia, N. Y., July 4, 1848. A sweet and lovely child 
of great promise. 

1373. iv. Charles Henry Child, 2d, b. in Clinton, Mich., March 21, 
1843, d. March 22. 1843. 

1374. V. Charles Henry Child, 3d, b. in Oaksville, Otsego Co., X. Y.. 
Aug. 24, 1844, m. July 28, 1876, Charlotte C. Leland. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1374. V. Charles Henry Childs/ son of Elias and Sylvina 
Thorp Child, b. in Oaksville, Otsego Co., N.Y., Aug. 24, 1844, 
m. July 28, 1876, Charlotte, dau. of Henry and Elizabeth M. 
Conkling Calhoun,' of New York City. Mr. Childs is agency 
clerk in the publishing house of Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co., 
New York City, where he has been the last fifteen years. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

1375. i. Cleaveland Childs, b. at Fort Lee, N. J., Sept. 17, 1877. 

1376. ii. Ethel Thorpe Childs, b. in New York City, Jan. 5, 1879. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1351. iv. WiLLARD Child, fourth child and third son of 
Elisha and Nancy (Child) Child, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., 
April 17, 1808, m. Dec. 31, 1838, Dorothea Morse Child, dau. 
of Charles Thompson and Clarissa (Child) Child, of Exeter, 
N". Y. He was a farmer in the town of Bradford, Steuben Co., 
N.Y. ; and d. March, 1842. His widow m. Dea, Cyril Sumner, 
of East Pharsalia, N. Y., and both still survive. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1377. i. Edwaed Child, b. in Bradford, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1836, d. Sept. 12. 
1850, in Woodstock, Ct. 

1378. ii Clarissa Elizabeth Child, b. in Bradford, N. Y., Nov. 16, 1839. 

1379. iii. Loretta Fidelia Child, b. in Bradford, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1842, 

' C. H. C. adds the terminal *' s '* to his name. 
* See appendix for further account of the Calhoun family. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 229 

m. Sept. 26, 1860, Samuel Reed, of Osco, Henry Co., 111. They had one 
child which died young. 

[t^Tonth Generation.] 

1352. V. Charles Child/ fifth child and fourth son of Elisha 
and Nancy (Child) Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., April 27, IblO, 
m. 1st, Oct. 7, 1846, Diantha Cuahman, eldest child of D^vid 
and Hetty Curtiss Cushman, of Exeter, N. Y. She was b. JN ov. 
16, 1819, d. Aug. 18, 1861. He m. 2d, July 6, 1866, Mary 
Augusta Thorp, dau. of Hon. Henry and Mary Buckley Thorp, 
of Butternuts, N. Y. 

Passing the period of childhood and early youth with the 
ordinary educational advantages obtained in common schools 
of that period, Mr. Child commenced business as a clerk in a 
country stora After a term of service in this capacity, he pur- 
chased a part interest in a line of stages, with U. S mail con- 
tract. Later he became connected with a cotton manufactur- 
ing business in Oaksville, Otsego Co., N. Y. After several 
years in this connection, he disposed of his interest and turned 
his attention to farming, connecting it with the produce com- 
mission business. He has for thirty years been a resident of 
Oaksville, Otsego Co., N. Y. Possessing good business talents, 
he has shared the public confidence in the several official posi- 
tions, entrusted to him in town and county. He held for many 
successive years the office of post-master : for six years he was 
R R. commissioner for the town of Otsego, N. Y. ; for several 
years one of the Directors of the Cooperstown and Susquehanna 
B. R, — and for many years he has been an officer of the Otsego 
County Agricultural Society. In all public interests relating 
to district, town and county affairs, he has always been a cheer- 
ful and liberal supporter, 
[fiighth Generation.! Children by 1st marriage: 
137H* Infant son, unchristened. 

By second marriage : 
1380. i. Helen Augusta Child, b. in Oaksville, Otsego Co., N. Y., Feb. 
14, 1868. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1358. vi. Dea Elisha Child, sixth child, add fourth son of 
Elisha and Nancy (Child) Child, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., 
June 14, 1812, m. March 4, 183I*, Lucia D. Whitney, dau. of 
Dea. Job and Nabby E. Whitney, of Woodstock, Ct. 
' Mr. Charles Child adds the (s.) 



^^ 



BENJAMIN CHIU> OF ROXBCBY, Ma- 



Mr. Child early made his home at North Woodst<:>ck, ana m 
mtktHTB maohood settled on the farm where he now resides. A 
Mud and thoughtful man, his position has been an honorable 
and useful one in town and church affaii^ The office of dea- 
con in the Congregational church in North Woodstock, he has 
for^any years faithfull}" and uoceptably maintained. His 
chosen life-lung companion is among the l^ea^t loved of her i 
for her many amiable and excellent pergonal qualities. He 
musical endowments have enlarged the circle of her friends at 
made her for years an essential element in the choir of the Co< 
gregational churck The rai"e christian grace of loving devd^ 
lion and self-sacrifice to aged parents and kinsfolk, illumined 
their later days and secured the gracious promise of the fifth 
Commandment 

[Eighth Geueration.] Children: 

1381. i. Ni^TY Child, b. in Wcxjdstock, Ct., April 26, 1841, m, 11 
Dftniel James WhitDey» 

1382. li, Abbev e/ Child, k in Woodstock, Ct, April 17. 1843^ ra. Ja 
1868, Ejsra C. Child, (For children see Xo. 147 L) 

1383. iii. HtTi! Knapp Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct March 1, 1849. 
1884. iv. Son— unchristened, b. in Woixistock, Ct., 185K 
1385» V. Henrietta Amelia Child, b. in Woodstock, Cl., Dec. 26, 185«, 

[Eighth Generation J 

1381. i. Nancy Child, eldest child of Deac Elisha and 
Lucia D, Whitney Chilrl, b. April 26, 1841, m. 1864, Dani^ 
Jame.s Whitney. She d. Dec, 25, 186S. 
[Xinth Generation.] Child: 
Ism. i. Xancy Whitney, h. in 1865. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

135H. ix. William Gravks Child, ninth child and sixth 

ison of Elisha and Nancy (Child) Child, b, in Exeter, Otsego 
Co., N. Y., Jan. 23, ISls/m. Bee. 16, 1840, Jane M. Simpaoq^ 
dau. of Robert and Esther Simpson, of Belfast, Ireland. SId^| 
wasb. Aug, IS, 1818. 

Mr. Child went to Woodst(x;k in his early Uiyhood, wher 
he has since resided. On reaching manhood, he establishe 
himself in bii?iness iis a wheel-wright, but later as a farmer, ; 
occupation better suited to his taste and genius, Intereste 
and active in the material interests of parish and town, his in 
fluence h salutary and efficient. Mrs. Child was a successfu 
teacher before her marriage ; her untiring enei^ of charact 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 281 

and earnest resolution to educate her children, has enabled her 
to triumph over delicate health and accomplish marvels. She 
justly draws from us our warmest esteem and gratitude for her 
cheerful and indefatigable efforts to advance our work. Intel- 
ligent, thoughtful and energetic, she has been quick to compre- 
hend and supply needed information. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1887. i. EsTHBE Simpson Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct. Jan. 25, 1842. With 
great energy and success has devoted herself to teaching. 

1388. ii. Mary Jane Child, b. Jan. 30, 1844, d. young. 

1389. iii. Cassius M. Child, b. in Woodstock. Ct.. Sept. 13, 1845, m. Sept. 
14, 1878, Rachel P. Swisher. 

1390. iv. Sarah Pamelia Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., July 4, 1851, m. 
May 80, 1879, Thomas Meek, cashier for Collins Axe Company, of East 
Douglass, Mass. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1389. iii. Cassius M. Child, third child and eldest son of 
Wm. Graves and Jane M. Simpson Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 
Sept 13, 1845, m. Sept 14, 1873, Rachel P. Swisher, of Eow- 
landsville, Md. Mr. Child is a traveling agent for a mercantile 
house of Baltimore, Maryland, resides in Rowlandsville, Md. 
[Ninth Generation ] Children : 

1391. i. Phillips Jeremuh Child, b. in Rowlandsville, Md., Sept 11, 
1874. 

1392. ii. Maud Maryland Child, b. in Rowlandsville, Md., Aug. 30, 1877. 

1393. iii. Frederick William Child, b. in Rowlandsville, Md., Sept. 27, 
1879. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

• 1357. X. Horatio Henry Child, seventh son and tenth 
child of Elisha and Nancy (Child) Child, was b. in Exeter, 
Otsego Co., N. Y., 16th of July, 1820, m. 7th of August, 1849, 
Betsey Brand, dau. of Samuel and Sally Brand, of Leonards- 
villa, Madison Co., N. Y. She was born May loth, 1822, in 
Leonardsville. 

Mr. Child had naturally a mechanical genius, and was engag- 
el in the manufacture of agricultural imj)lements. After sev* 
eral years of earnest application in this calling, failure of health 
necessitated a change; when with characteristic enthusiasm, he 
established himself in the insurance business, in which he is now 
employed, in connection with a commi.ssion agency in produce. 
He is of sanguine temperament, of earnest purposes, fond of 
reading, interested in the passing events of the day, holds posi- 



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BENJAMIN CHTLD UF ROXBURY, M.^SS. 



live and distinct opinions Li|H:m political and religious matter 
He is esteemed as an honorable and worthy citizen ui Leonardg 
ville, N, Y*j hig present residence. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1394, L AaTHiR Child, h. in Leonardsville, N. Y., May 14» 1850. d. An 
2, 1870. lie wiiB an amiable, bright and inUUigent youth; in ii course 
education for the legal profession, when he wtis attacked with maligna 
fever, which in a few days terminated hii;! life. 
1895, ii. Frank Samuel Child, b. in Leonartlsville, N. Y., May 30, 1854 
Rc»v. F. S. Chihl inherited a somewhat fragile constitution, with the get 
eral mental ehHracti^risties and tastes of his intsther Fond of his b iik from" 
eariy childho<xl, the quietude residtiiig from not vigon^us healthy was hap- 
pily spent in reading. Every available book was devoured, and fortunately 
the love for a desirable class of literature was formed, leadingto the dei'ide 
penchant for bellesdettres which appeared in his student life. Mr. Child fit- 
ted for college at the Wbitestowii Seminnry in C^neida Co.. N. Y„ where 
graduated in 1871. He entered Hamilton College, Clinton, X.Y., gradua 
ing in the ela-ss of '75, with a most honorable standing. Re graduated frofl 
Union Theological Seminary in 1878. In January, 1879, Mr Child wi 
installed imBtor of the Congregational church iti 6reenw*ij^h, Ct., his preACH 
charge, 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1342, ill. Charles Thompson Child, thii*d child and third 
son of Capt. Elias Chil<L b. in North Woodstoctk, Ct, Feb. 15, 
1784, m. Jan, 21, 1808, Clarissa Chihl, second dan. of Capt_ 
Willard Child, of North Woodstock, Cl She d. in Exete^" 
N. Y., March 14, 1847, a- 6(> years. He d. in Exeter, K Y, 
April 19, IS54, a? 74, 

Soon after their marriage they removed fj'om Woodstock 
Exeter, Otsego Co,. N, Y,. and settled on a farm, where thej 
spent the balance of their days, and where their children wer 
born And reared to manhood and womanhood Mr Child was 
a man of a most kindly nature, of genial temperament^ fon^ 
of his friends, of untiring industry, noted for his probity aui 
conscientionsness in all liis business transactions ; a supporter ( 
all useful reforms, and a devout christian. With a life lor 
companion in full sympathy with him in domestic, social ani 
religious life, the mother of thirteen children, twelve of whoi 
grew up to manhcKxl and wornanhood under her sweet maternd 
influence, and settled in life. 

[Seventh Generation.] Childnm; 

1399. i. Ephraim Child, b. in Exeter, N, Y., Nov. 1, 1808, m, NoTj 
1830» Armenia Higgijis?. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 233 

1400. ii. Elizabeth Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., April 11, 1810, m. 1834, 
Harmon Edmunds. 

1401. iii. Marcus Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., Dec. 16, 1811, m. 1st May, 
25, 1836. Elmira Eaton; m 2d, Cynthia Sillick. 

1402. iv. DouoTHEA Morse Child, b. in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., m. Ist, 
Dec. 31, 1883, Wiliiard Child; m. 2d, Cyril Sumner. (For children, see 
WY/Zard— 1351.) 

1403 V. Luther Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., July 19, 1815, m. Jan. 10, 
1841, Augusta Coates. 

1404. vi. Erastus Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1817, ra. April 29, 
1846, Rachel Foster. 

1405. vii. Clarissa Pamelia Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., Dec. 30. 1818^ 
m. Oct. 8, 1847, Chas. Hill, d. June, 29. 1^53. No children. 

1406. viii. PiNLEY Breese Child, b in Exeter, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1821, m. 
Ist. Feb. 15, 1848, Emeline Adkins; m. 2d, March 6, 1851, Libbie Denton; 
m. 3d, June 18, 1876, Nancy M. Dixon. 

1407. ix. Charles Mason Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1822, m. 
March 6, 1851, Seba Ann Carr. 

1408. X. Hetty Curtis Child, b. in Exeter. N. Y., Dec. 5, 1824, d. Feb. 
9. 1826. 

1409. xi. Aaron Putnam Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., Jan. 25, 1827, m. 
Sept. 2, 1855, Emily L. Babcock. 

1410. xii. FiDELLi Todd Child, b. in Exeter, N. Y., Nov. 11, 1828, m. 
Dec. 7, 1865, Lyman B. Ferris. 

1411. xiii. Floyd Cushman Child, b. in Exeter. N. Y., Nov. 19, 1831, m. 
Feb. 24, 1869, Sarah Felton. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1399. i. Ephraim Child, first child of Charles Thompson 
and Clarissa (Child) Child, b. in Exeter, K Y., Nov. 1, 1808, 
m. Nov. 25, 1830, Armenia Higgins, dau. of Darius Higgins, 
of Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y. He d. Feb. 6, 1833, leaving two 
children. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1412. i. Celestia Esmina Child, b. 20, 1831, m. Aug. 17, 1849. Ben- 
jamin Child, of Lenox, N. Y., They had three children. (See Benjamin 
Child, of Lenox, N, Y.) 

1413. ii. Lucy Melissa Child, b. July 26, 1833, m. John Cancross; re- 
sides in Iowa. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1400. ii. Elizabeth Child, eldest daughter and second child 
of Charles Thompson and Clarissa (Child) Child, b. in Exetei, 
Ots^o Co., N. Y., April 11, 1810, m. 1834, Harmon Edmunds, 
of Exeter, N. Y. Mr. Edmunds is a hotel keeper, now in San- 
gerfield, N. Y. Has been sheriflE of Otsego Co., N. Y.,'one term, 
and quite popular as a politician. 

R 



234 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBUBY, MASS. 



[Eighth Generation,] Children. 

1414. }. Leveket Edmunds, b. in Exeter, K, Y., Julj 4. 1836. m. Nov, 
11, 1856, Jalia Hatcb, 

1415. ii. Pitt Edmunds, b. Dec, 21, 1841, d. early. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1414. I Leveret Edmunds, son of Elizabeth Child and 
Harmon Edmunds, of Exeter, N. Y.^ b. July 4, 1836, m, Nov, 
11, 1856, Julia Hatch, dau. of widow Elizabeth Hatch, of 
Cooperstown, N. Y. Residence^ Sangerfield, N. Y. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

1416. i. Flora E. Edmukds, b. in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N. Y., 
15. 1858. m. June 14, 1876, Frenerick Terry. 

1417. ii. Eddib Edmunds, b. in C^Kiperstown, Otsego Co., N. Y., Bee. dS, 
1863. 

1418. iii. Lulu Maud Edmunds, I . b.Nov. 22, 18«7, d. Oct 2, 1868 

1419. iv. Lela May Edmunds, f ^"^^^^^ h. Nov. 22, 1867, d. Aug. 3, IS 

1420. V. LiLLLLN May Edmunds, b. in Ccxjperstown. Otsego Co., N. Y„ 
Dec. 31, 1870. 

1421. vi. Hannah Edmunds, b. in Coopen?to¥rn^ Otsego Co., N. Y,. Ji 
11, 1873. 

[Ninth Generation ] 

1416. i. Flora E. Edmunds, eldest child of Leveret and' 
Julia Hatch Edtoumis, grand-daughter of Elizabeth Child Ed- 
munds» b. in Co<>|>erstown, N. Y., Aug, IS, 1858, m. June 14, 
1876, Frederick Terry, son of Delos Terry, a wealthy farmer 
the town of Sangerfield, Oneida Co.^ N. Y. 
[Tent h Generation .] Child : 

1422. i. Haheiet Terry, b. in Sangerfield, N. Y., June 20, 1877, 

[Seventh Generation.] 

140L iii. Mabcus Child, third child, second son of Charles 
Thompson Child and Clarissa^ his wife, b. in Exeter, N. Y., 
Dec. 16, 1811, m. 1st, Elmira Eaton, May 25, 1836; m. 2d, 
Cynthia SiUick, of Schenectady, N* Y. Settled in Saratoga, 
N. Y.» where he died in 1866. Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Child 
have one adopted daughter, Anna Child. 
[Eighth Generation,] Children. By first wife: 

1423. i. Eaton Child, b. Aug. 3, 1837, d. Feb. 10, 1857. 

1424. ii. Lawrence Allen Child, b. Feb. 3, 18*9, d. Oct., 1&48. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1403, V, Luther Child, third son, and fifth child of Charle 
Thompson and Clarissa (Child) Child, k in Exeter, N. Y., Julj 
19, 1815, m. by Rev. Mr. Wall, Jan. 10, 1841, Angeline 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 236 

dau. of Bansome and Patience Coates, of Bradford, Steuben Co., 
N. Y. She was b. May 11, 1816, d. April 10, 1863. 

Mr. Child removed from Steuben Co., N.Y., in the year 1856, 
to the State of Michigan, and finally settled in Fowlersville^ 
Livingston Co., Mich., where he now resides, a thrifty farmer. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

1425. i. Amanda Jane Child, b. in Bradford, Steuben Co., N. Y., Dec. 6, 
1841, d June 25, 1869, unmarried. 

1426. ii. Fidelia Child, b. in Woodhull, Steuben Co., N. Y., April 27, 
lS4d, d. April 6. 1849. 

1427. iii. Ellen Child, b. in Bradford, N. Y., July 26, 1844, d. June 6, 
1849. 

1428. iv. Mary Child, b. in Bradfoi-d, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1845, m. Feb. 10, 
1863, Nathaniel Brayton. 

1429. V. Marcus Child, b. in Bradford, N. Y., March 24, 1847, m. Nov. 

23, 1867, Adella Tanner. 

1480. vi. Patience Child, b. in Bradford, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1849, m. Jan. 

24, 1872, Myron Green. 

1481. vii. Loretta Child, b. in Bradford, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1852. 

1432. viii. Matilda Child, b. in Bradford, N. Y., Nov. 14, 1854. 

1433. ix. Frank Child, b. in Plymouth, Wayne Co., Mich., March 16, 
1858. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

142S, iv. Mary Child, fourth dau. and cbild of Luther and 
Angeline Coates Child, b. in Bradford, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1845, 
m. Feb. 10 1863, in Howell, Livingston Co., Mich, Nathaniel 
Brayton, a miller by trade. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

1434. i. Frank Brayton, b. in Howell, Mich., July 2, 1868. 

1435 ii. Leon Brayton, b. in Howell, Mich., March 1, 1871, d. young. 
1486. iii. Bertie Brayton, b. in Howell, Mich., July 8, 1873. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1429. V. Marcus Child, eldest son and fifth child of Luther 
and Angeline Coates Child, b. March 24, 1847, m. Nov. 21, 
1867, Adella Tanner, of Conway, Livingston Co., Mich. She 
d. Feb. 21, 1874. Mr. C. is a miller, a man of enterprise, and 
with his brother-in-law, Nathaniel Brayton is a mill builder in 
Kent Co., Mich. 

[Ninth Generation.] Child: 

1437. i. Lena Child, b. in Conway. Li\'ingston, Co., Mich., Pec. 14, 1870. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1430. vi. Patience Child, fifth dau. and sixth child of 
Luther and Angeline Coates Child, b. Feb. 26, 1849, m. Jan. 24, 
lb72, Myron Green, of Handy, Livingston Co., Mich. 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBITBY^ MASS. 



[Ninth Generation.] Child: 
143a. i. Anoie Green, U in Handy, Mich., Aug. 21, 1873. 

[Seventh Genemtion.] 

1414. vl Ekastus Child, foarth son and sixth child of 
Charles Thompson and Clarissa (Child) Childj b. in Exeter, ^J 
Olsego Co., K Y., Oct 4, 1817, m. by Rev. Beriah Green,B 
April 29, 1846, Rachel Foster, of Whitesboro, Oneida Co., N. Y. i 
Mr. Child evinced a love of books, and very early resolved ' 
on obtaining an education that should lit him for professional ' 
life. His mature youth was devoted to school teaching. Later, 
he entered Oneida Institute at Whitesboro, N. Y., where 
he continued for some years, acquiring a fair education, and 
gradnated in 1841* He then pursued a course of theological 
studies under the late Rev. Beriah Green. He became thoroughly 
imbued with the views of his teacher on questions of slavery, 
then agitating the country, and identified himself with the party 
that held n<» church fellowship with slaveholders or their syrnpa- 
thizem With characteristic earnestness and sincerity, he sough 
to bring public sentiment to his views. The suooesa of th* 
party was not great. Though licensed as a clergyman, his pub 
lie services in his profession were brief. Failure of health made 
it necessary for him to seek other employment, and after a brief 
residence in Whitesboro, N. Y., in secular pui-suits, he removed 
to Oneida, Knox County, 111., where he now resides, acting as 
reporter for a weekly paper in Galesburg, 11J», and cultivating 
and adorning his beautiful home. His life has been marked 
witlj usefulness in the community where he resides : and his 
u prig lit and conscientious course has won the confidence and 
esteem of all who knew him. A christian mothers training iH^I 
Lis cliildhxxMl has largely shaped his moral feelings, and giveii^^ 
him the deepest abhorance of immoralities of every kind. Not 
long since he wrote me that a pmfane word had never escaped 
his lips, that the remembrance of ane rough word, not profane, 
to an elder sister, when a small boy, always gives him pain. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: ^B 

143U. i, Sarah Elizabeth Child, b. in Wbiteslwrn, N. Y„ May U, 184^ J^^ 
m. Nov. 28, 1877, bv Rev, A. \\\ Cliiimberlain, Fielding Bradford Webb, of 
Bedford, Taylor Co., Iowa. Mr. Webb was b. in Maquoinj II]., April 80» 
1851; he is a miller, resides in Bedford, Taylor Co., Iowa. 

1440 ii. Charles T, (/hild, b. in WMtesboro, N Y., April 4, 1852, d. July 
1, 1854, by scalding. 
144L ill JuLU Irewa Child, b. in Oneida, Knox Co., Ill, May 80, 1869. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS.. 



237 



[Seventh Generation.] 

1406, viii, FiXLEY Breese Child, eighth child and fifth 
son of Charles Thompson and Clarissa (Child) Child, b. in Exe- 
ter, Otsego Co., N, Y., Jan. 22, 1821, m. 1st, Feb. 16, 1848, 
Emeline Adkins of Buriington, Otsego Co., N. Y* She d. April 
7, 1868; m. 2d, Libbie Denton, She d Feb. 16, 1874; ra. 3d, 
June 18, 1876, Nhdcj Dixon, who was K March 7, 1846, in 
Bloom ington, Grant Co., 111. 

Passing his boyhood, without special incident, except such as 
^sometimes crops out in boys in livhoni is pent up an exuberant 
' store of fun, in advancing years he showed courage and inde- 
pendence in grappling with the realities of life, and wa,s not easily 
daunted by failures in his plans. He commenced life as a far- 
mer in Steuben County, N. Y. From thence he removed to 
Springville, Erie Co., N. Y., thence to Oneida, Knox Co-, III 
Twelve years later, he removed to the town of Oak, Nuckolls 
Co., Nebraska, where, with grown up sons, he established his 
Tiomefor the balance of hfe. Repossessed the essential ele- 
ments of a pioneer. He was energetic, persevering, self sacrific- 
ing, hopeful He was a man of sterling integrity, and a useful 
man in society^ often caring more for others than himself. His 
death occurred at his sister's, Mrs. Ferris, in Oneida, Knox Co., 
IlL, on the 2nd of July, 1880, of a pulmonary difficulty, which 
had long been underr/xiniug his once vigorous constitution- A 
[portion of the last yeara of his life was spent as a colportuer and 
ISabbath school agent 
[Eighth Generation,] Children. By first marriage: 
144$. i. Adelbert Child, b, July 11, 1850, 

1443. ii, Herbert Child, b. Sept. 19, 1S53. 

[By thiril ruarrwge;] 

1444. iij. Charles Tracy Chjld, h May :iO, 1877* 

1445. iv. TfiERON Floyd Child, b ScpL 17. 1878. 

[Seventh Generation,] 

1407. ix. Charles Mason Child, ninth child and sixth son 
of Charles Thompson and Clarissa (Child) Child, b. in Exeter, 
Otsego Co., N. Y., Nov. 1, 1822, m. March 6, 1S51, Seba Aon 
Carr. 

On attaining his majority, the California gold fever carried 
bim across the plains and mountains to the gold mineii, where 
a few yeara of hard toil secured for him moderate gains, when 
he returned, married and commenced life as a miller in the 



238 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASa 



village of Millville, Masa, his present residence. Industrious, 
conscientious and upright, he is esteemed as a worthy and use- 
ful citizen. 
[Eighth Generation,] Children: 

1446. i. Clarencb Merrisiax Child, b. Feb. 18, 1852, d. Sept. 6. 1868, 
bj aecidentiil drowning in the mill pond, 

1447. ii Horace Edward Cuild» b* Dec. 11, 1857, ra. 1878, Harriet E- 
While. 

1448. iii. Geo. Mason Child, (adopted) b. Nov. 24, 1866. 

[Eighth GenorutionJ 

H4I ii. HoKACE Edward ChUiD, second child of Cha 
Mason and Seba Ann Carr Child, b. Dee, 11, 1857, ol 1878, 
Harriet E. White. 
[Ninth Generfttion,] Child: 

1440. i. Ada Bartlet Child, b. April 18, 1870. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1409. xi. Aaron PiTTN AM Child, eleventh child and seventh 
son of Charles Thompson and Clarissa (Child) Child, b, in 
Exeter, N. Y., Jan. 25, 1827, m. Sept. 2, 1855, Emily L. Bab- 
cock, dan. of Lester and Amelia Maiming Babcock, of West- 
foi-d, Otsego Co., N. Y. She was b. May 16, ISSl. 

Mr. Child was reared a farmer ; commenced active life as a.J 
teacher, in which capacity he wa.s popular and successful Soon 
after marrying he removed to the town of Oneida, Knox Co., 
m., and commenced farming. After a few years of success and 
accumulation, he removed to Creston, Iowa, where he now re 
sides. Here his <x!OUpatton is farming in connection with the 
harness making business. He is energetic and sagacious and 
usually compasses his plans and is known as a successful busi- 
ness man. Inheriting the best instincts of a worthy ancestry, 
his aims are elevated and his practical bearing is beneficent and 
christian. 
[Eighth Generation,] Children: 

145Q. i. Charles Lester Child, b. in Oneida, IlL, Oct. 32, 1856, d. 
Sept. 13, 1875. 

1451. ii. Flora Elmira Child, b. in Oneida, III., March 6, 1860. 

1452. iii. Kate Kekt Child, b, in Oneida, IlL, June 6, 1808. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1410. xii. Fidelia Todd Child, twelfth child and fifth dau. 
of Charles Thompson and Clarissa (Child) Child, b. in Exeter^ 
N. Y., Nov. 11, 1828, m. Dec. 7, 1805, Dea. Lyman B. Ferris, 



AND HIS DESCEXDANTa 



well-to-do farmer in Walnui Grove, Oneida^ 111. He was 
'b. in Iluntington, O., Fek 16, l«2a 
[Eighth (iejieralion ] Child: 

1453. i. Mary Ferris, b. in Oneida, 111,. Feb. 17, 1868* 

fSeventh Generation.] 

141L xiii Floyd Cushman Child, 'thirteen th child and 
eighth sou of Charles Thompson and Clarissa (Child) Child, b. in 
'Exeter, Otsego Ca, N, Y., Nov. 19, IS'U, m, Feb, 24, 1869, 
PSarah Felton, of Marlboro^ Masa She was b. Sept 3, 1842, 

Mr. Child was the Benjamin of the family. For several years 
he staid on the homestead, caring for as^ed parents and a widow- 
ed sister with two young daughteiu When the rebellion broke 
out he was drafted into the U. S. service. The alternative was 
rfore him, to obey the soraraons in person or procure a substi- 
ite. His duties under the paternal roof seemed imperative; 
pience he procured a substitute. His parents passing away, and 
his sister remarrying, he removed to Iowa and settled in Cres- 
ton, his present home. 
[Eighth Generation. J Child ; 

1434. i. Etta CnrLi*, b. May 22, 1870. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1345. vi. Erastus Child, sixth child of Capt Elias and 

Sophia Morse Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Sept 3, 1793, m. 

?eb. 24, 1824, Rhoda M. Riekard. She wash, in Dudley, Mass., 

?eb. 1, 1801, He A Aug. 13, 1853. Mrs. Child lives in North 

''ootlstock, Ct 

Mr. Child was a farmer and the posseasor of the old home- 
stead of his father; and ranked among the intelligent and 
worthy citizens of the town : a man of sound and discrimina- 
ting judgment, a nice sense of right and of strict probity. 
As a neighbor, he was kind and obliging, genial and happy in 
his domestic relations ; his home was ever open for cheerful 
hospitality. An under current of humor was a characteristic 
which frequently cropped out, as well in his family as among 
his neighbors, Mra Child did not always escape his facetious 
bantering. Her gooil humour, however, was equal Uy her hus- 
band s, and her wit was always at her command, when needed 
to parry a joke. A standing panacea was '' Erastus, the only 
evidence of superior judgment in the Child family I ever saw, 
was that exhibited in the choice of their wives.'^ But the milk 



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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



of bumaii kindness flowed perpetually tbrough their kindly 
natures, and domestic bappiness was uninterrupted through a 
long life. Mrs. Child was of French descent. Her ancestors 
may have been of those Huguenot Refugees who found an 
asylum from persecution in the New World She possesses! 
that sparkling, piquant vivacity chamcteristic of that nation ; \ 
thoroughly lovable and domestic in her character, genial, affa- 
ble and courteous, she is a universal favorite iu the neighbor- 
hood and circle of her acquaintance, and withal a sincere christ- 
ian woman. 
fSeveDth Generation.! Chihlren: 

14i55. L Newman GERiusn Child, b. in Woodstock, CL, Sept. 10* 182U, 
d. Sept. 1, 1826. 

1456. ii. Peter Hamilton CnrLD. b. in Wiudsloek, Ct.. Jan. 0* 1837, 
m. Jan 5, 1865, Mary Ann StetsoiL 

1457. iii. Martha Agnes Cun.D, b, Oct. \% 1840» m. Dec, 1861, G€o. 
Walker Child, {For i:htldren. ^e.*'. page 210, No. 12»8.) 

[Seventh Generationd 

1456. ii. Peter Hamilton Child, second son and second! 
child of Emstus and Rhoda Rickanl Child, K January 6, 1827J 
m, Jan. 5, 1865, Mary Ann Stetson, of Woodstock. Ct. Mr. 
Child succeeded to the homestead of his father, where he died» 
July n, 1872, 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 
14fi8. i. Mary Agnes Child, b. in W(>odstf)ek» Ct., April 1. 1806. 

1459. ii. Abbie Rickard Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct„ Jan. 21, 1868, d.J 
Oct. 22. 1879. 

1460. iii. Henry Hamilton Child» b. hi Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 21, W72*\ 
[For Nos. ix. and xi. Children of Capt Elisha Child, see tht WfUke 

branrh ul the end of thapier II L] 

[Fourth GeoerationJ 

35. ix. Peter Chii.d, ninth c-hild and fifth son of Ephmini ' 
and Priseilla Harris Child, U in Woodstock. Ct. July 6, 1T27,, 
in, Dec. SO, 1756, Susanna Child, dau. of Nathaniel Child, whoj 
was probably one of the eldest sons of John and Elizabetk| 
Child. Peter Child d. in 1810, le. 83. She died Aug, J 2, iSQtS. 
fFifth GenerntionJ Children: 

1461. i. Chester Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 7, 1737, m, Feb. U.J 
1790, Sarah May. 

1462. ii Ezra Ciiild, h in Wmjdstock, Ct., June 1. ll-'iO, m. March H),1 
17a% Hannah Child» b, July 14, 1762, dau. of Richanl Child, and sister of] 
Capt. John and Dea. Dudley Chitd, of Bath, N. H, Mr. Child whs one of J 
the pioneer tiettlers of the town of Bath. A man of good intellectual abilities 
and generally well informed j was n man of a good deal of prominence, ojid 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 241 

a useful member of society; date of his death or wife's death not ascertained. 
They died childless. 

1463. iii WiNSLOW Child, b. in Woodstock, Oct. 7, 1763, d. Dec. 80, 
1765. 

1464. iv. Joanna Child, b. in Woodstock, June 16, 1765. 

fFifth Generation.] 

1461. i. Col. Chester Child, eldest child of Peter and Sus- 
anna (Child) Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Oct. 7, 1757, m. Feb. 
11, 1790, Sarah May, dau. of Sarah Child and Stephen May. 
He d. April, 12, 1823. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children : > 

1465. i, Pamelia Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Dec. 9, 1790, m. July25' 
1816. Dea. Luther Child, son of Capt. Willard Child. She d. April 15, 1851 
{For children, seepage 188, No, 993.) 

1466. ii. Ezra Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 6, 1792, m. March 25, 
1820, Betsey May, dau. of Caleb May. He d. Nov. 17, 1860, ab. 68. They 
had no children. 

Mr. Child was one of the prominent business men of the town ; of much 
energy of character, self-reliant, and of positive opinions ; was usually suc- 
cessful in carrying out his purposes. A worthy citizen, and for many years 
a justice of the peace. He enjoyed the esteem of his fellow townsmen. 

1467. iii. Susan Chh.d, b. June 7, 1796, m. May 20, 1828, Spencer Child, 
son of Alpha and Mary May ChUd. He d. in Woodstock, July 25, 1882. 
She d. 1870, in Woodstock. No children. 

1468. iv. Mary Ann Child, b. Aug. 27, 1798, d. July 15, 1823. 

1469. V. Chester Child, Jr., b. June 24, 1802, m. Feb. 24, 1881, Pru- 
dence Carpenter. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1469. V. Dea. Chester Child, second son and youngest 
child of Col. Chester Child, hl Feb. 24, 1831, Prudence Car- 
penter, dau. of Cyril Carpenter, of Woodstock, Ct He was a 
oian much esteemed in the community for his excellent quali- 
fies. Twenty-one years he held the office of Deacon, in the 
Congregational church ; and was prominent in town affairs. 

^e lived on the homestead of his father and grandfather in that 

Part of the town of Woodstock, known as the English neighbor- 

l^ood. 

l^venth Generation.] Children ; 

1470. i. Chester Edward Child, b. Oct. 18, 1836. He served in the 
^nion Army in the war of the Rebellion of 1861-65, in the 26th Connecti- 
cut Regt. of Infantry, under Capt. Geo. Walker Child. He d. Aug. 10, 
^868, of disease contracted in the army. 

1471. ii. Ezra Carpenter Child, b. April 15, 1841, m. Jan. 1, 1868, 
Abbie E. Child. 

1472. iii. Abbie Prudence Child, b. April 21, 1843, m. Feb. 6, 1878, 
Merrick Paine. 



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BENJAMIN CHILP OF HOXBUBY, MASS. 



1473. iv. Brain AKD Wijfatjow Child, b, in Woodstoelc, CL, Aug. 29 
1846. He served in the Uaion Army in the war ol the Kebelliou, Reside 
in the West. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1471. ii. Ezra Carpenter Child, second child and second 
son of Dea, Chester and Prudence Carpenter Ciii!d, K in Wood- 
stock, Ct, April 15, 1841, m, Jan. 1, 18*>8, AbbieE. Child, dau. 
of Ben. Elisha and Lucia Whitney Chikl Hed. May 13, 1876. 

Mr Child was justly held in high esteem by his fellow towns- 
men. At his death he had served three years on the board of 
the selectmen of the town of Woodstock. For a number of 
years he was the efficient superintendent of the Sabbath school 
in the congregation of which he was an active member, and bat 
a short time before his death he was elected deacon of the 
church. The elements of an influential man were largely 
developed. His companion, not less esteemed, was in full sym- 
pathy with her husband in all that pertained to home and 
society* 
[Eighth Generation] Children. 

1474* i. Lizzie Cakpbhtkr Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., April 23, 18 

1475. ii. Chester Elisha Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct,, Auf^. 1, 1873. 

1476. ill. Ghace Annie Cnn^n, b. in W^vodstoek, Ct., June 0, 1875. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1472, iii. Abbie Prudence Child, third child and only dau. 
of Dea. Chester and Prudence Carpenter Child, b. in Woodstock, 
Ct., April 21, 1843, nx Feb, 6, 1873, Merrick Paine, so d of 
John Paine, of East WoodstcK^k, Ct 
[Eighth Generation.] Children,' 

1477. i. Robert Paine, b. Dee. 18, 1874. 

1478. ii John Bhaia'ard Pauje, b. Feb. 5, 1877, d. Oct 8, 1877, 



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CHAPTER JII. 

[Third Generation.] 

16. ii. Capt. Benjamin Child, second child and second 
son of Benjamin and Grace Morris Child, b. in Eoxbury, Mass., 
July 19, 1685, m. Sept. 1712, Patience Thayer, of Mendon, 
Mass. They removed soon after to Woodstock, Ct., then called 
"New Eoxbury." "They joined the church in Woodstock in 
1740; Patience joined by letter." She d. March 16, 1764. 
[Fourth Generation.] Children : 

1479. i. Benjamin Child, b. in Roxbury, Ma?s„ Aug. 28, 1713, m. 
Patience , 1740. 

1480. ii. Gracb Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., July 22, 1716, m. 1737, 
Moees Lyon. 

1481. iii. Nathaniel Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., April 18, 1717, m^ 
1st. Aprils. 1747. Jemima Bugbee; m. 2d, Sept. 19, 1776, Mrs. Eleanor Fox. 

1482. iv. Elijah Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Aug. 5, 1719, d. Sept. 5, 
1736. 

1483. V. Patience Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct , June 22, 1721, pub. Oct. 
18, 1746, with Joseph Wild, of Boston, Mass. 

1484. vi. Sarah Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 19, 1722, m. Feb. 19, 
1746, Dea. Jedediah Morse. 

1485. vii. Moses Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 27, 1725, m. June 24, 
1752, Mary Payson. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

1479. i. Benjamin Child, Jr., eldest child of Capt Ben- 
jamin and Patience Thayer Child, b. in Eoxbury, Mass., Aug. 

28, 1713, m. about 1740, Patience . 

[Fifth Generation.] Children : 

1486. i. Chloe Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., March 9, 1741, m. Oct. 3, 
1764, Luther Cady. 

1487. ii. Sarah Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Dec. 20, 1742, d. early. 

1488. iii. Eluah Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Dec. 3, 1744, m. Hannah 
Harris. 

1489. iv. Phineas Child, bapt. Sept. 21, 1746, ra. . 

1490. V. Maey Child, bapt. Jan. 22, 1748, m. April 9, 1767, Parker Bacon. 

1491. vi. Levina Child, b. Jan. 24, 1851, m. March 10, 1774, Eleazer 
Jackson. 

1492. vii. Sarah Child, 2d, b. Jan. 16, 1758. 

1493. viii. Cephas Child, b. Sept. 7, 1756, m. Feb. 18, 1782, Martha Child. 

1494. ix. ZiLLAH Child, b. Aug. 27, 1757. 

1495. X. Lyman Child, b. Oct. 29, 1759, m. . 

1496. xi. Freeman Child, b. Nov. 16, 1762. All the children of Benjamin 
and Patience were bom in Woodstock, Ct. 



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[Fifth Generation.] 

14S8. Hi Elijah Child, third child and ehiest sou of Bea^ 

jarain, Jr^ and Patience Child* bapt in Wotxlstock, Ct 

Dec 3, 1744, m. Hiiiniah Harris, dau, of Timothy and Elizabeth 
Stevens Harris, of Brookline, Ct She was b. Aug. 14, 1754 
d. June 5, 1808, He d, July 14, 1825. 
[Sixth Generatioij,] Cliihl: 

1497, i, Timothy Harris CH£Lr>, b. Feb. 14, 1784, d. July 19, 1S50, unc 

[Filth Generation.] 

1493. viii. Cephas Child, third son and eighth child 
Benjamin, Jr., and Patience Child, was b. Sept 7, 1756, 
Connecticut He with a bmther, Lyman Child, removed to 
Yermont at an early period of their lives. Mn Lvman Chile 
settling in Hartford, Vt., while Mr. Cephas Child made hi: 
home in West Fairlee, Orange Co., Yt, where he mamed on 
the 18th of FeLrnarv, 1782, Martha Child. Mi's. Martha Chile" 
died in West Fairlee, Yt, un the 6th of February, 1795. Aft€ 
her decease, Mr. Child resided in the family of his daughter 
Mra Moses Chamberlain, in Bradford, Yt, until his own death, 
which occurred the 30th of April, 1836, Mr. Child was a 
Eevolutionary soldier, and in his later years drew a peusio n for 
his services. 
[Sixth Gerif^ ration.] Children; 

1498. i. Nancy Child, b. Jime 15. 1784, in West Fairlee, Vt.. ni. Thule 
WilHard. of Hflrtlftmi, Vt. She died thtm! June 2e, 1838, Left no children. 

1490. ii. Martha Child, b. in We,st Fnirlee. Vt., 1780, m. Jan. 1806* 
Capt Moses Charnberliiin. 

1500. ill. Sally Chilij, b. Sept. 7» 1788» ra. Andrew Luce/ 

1601. iv, Mary Child, b. Nov. 20. 1798, ra. Feb. 20, 1814. CoL Mo 
Ch&mberlain. 

1502. V. Bknjajiin Child, b. Mitrch 80, 1704, d. May 30. 1818» in the army. 

[Sixth GeHeratioiid 

14it9. iL Martha Child, secoml duiJL and third child ot 
Cephas and Martha (Child) Child, was b. in West Fairlee, Yt 
in 1786, m. Cajit. Moses Chamberlain, January. 1806, 
sided in Bradford, Yt Caj>t Moses Chamberlain and 
brother, Col. Moody Chamberlain, who married Mary Child 
the fourth daughter of Cephas Child, were sons of Col ReiK 
embrance Chaml>erlain, an early emigrant from Connecticut 
Yermont; himself the son of Dea Moses and Jemima Wrigl 
Chamberlain, of Conneeticut ** There^s many a true wor 

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AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 245 

spoken in jest," is a proverb finding such fulfillment in the life 
of Col. Remembrance Chamberlain, we believe others beside 
the family will be interested in its relation. Coming to New- 
bury, Vt, in 1770, he settled in the southern part of that town, 
and boarded with a Mr. Johnson, who used to ask him, in a 
joking way, why he did not marry. In like spirit, he would 
reply, *' I am waiting for your widow." 1775, Mr. Johnson 
died. Threatened by an invasion of Tories and Indians from 
Canada, Mrs. Johnson took her three sons, the youngest an in- 
fant of months, upon a horse with her, and rode to Chester, 
New Hampshire, to the home of her parents The next 
year she returned to Newbury, and became the wife of Col. 
Remembrance Chamberlain, and the mother of eight Chamber- 
lain children. That blessings should attend this line, we can 
but believe, so thoroughly have they obeyed the command to 
'' Honor father and mother." We find Col. R Chamberlain 
brought to Vermont his parents and in his large household, they 
held honored and honorable positions, until called to their 
heavenly homa The same chivalric courtesies were extend- 
ed to Mr. Cephas Child by his son-in-law, Capt Moses Cham- 
berlain. Capt Chamberlain died in Bradford, Vt.,in Novem- 
ber, 1854, aged 77 years. Mrs. Martha Child Chamberlain, 
his wife, having died some fifteen years before, on the 25th of 
November, 1839. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

1503. i. John E. Chamberlain, b. Nov. 4. 1806, m. March, 1831, Laura 
Willard. 

1.504. ii. Cephas Child Chamberlain, b. Jan. 28, 1809, m. Alice Mallen. 

1505. iii. Martha C. Chamberlain, b. April 10, 1811, m. Oct. 1839, John 
G. Cross. Mrs Cross died on January 30, 1843. 

1506. iv. Mary C. Chamberlain, b. Aug. 9, 1813, m. March 9. 1837, Ben- 
jamin Chamberlain. 

1507. V. Moses R. Chamberlain, b. April 28, 1816, m. Sept. 25, 1849, 
Ruby S. Johnson. 

1508. vi. Elizabeth A. Chamberlain, b. Aug. 1, 1818, d. March. 20, 1821. 
1500. vii. Benjamin F. Chamberlain, b. Dec. 21, 1^21, d. April 2, 1845. 

1510. viii. Elizabeth E. Chamberlain, b. Aug. 16, 1823, m. March 26, 
1855, Jared M. Ilazeltine. 

1511. ix. Amanda N. Chamberlalv, b. May 22, 1826. m. May 23. 1849, 
Henry E. Sawyer. 

1512. X. AzuBA A. W. Chamberlain, b. Sept. 2, 1831, m. Oct. 20, 1853, 
Luther S. Grover, 



BENaAMx> CHIUI OF HOXBITBT, llA5g. 

[Seventh Generation J 

1603, i. John E. Chamberlaut, eldest son and child of 
Martha Child and Capt Moses Chamberlain^ k in Bradford, 
Vt, 4th November, 1806, m. March, 1831, Laura Willari 
Besidence, Newbury. Vt 
[Eighth Genemtion.] CbOdren: 

1513. L GtDEOK W. Cbamberlaxs, b. March 9, 1832. m. Mrs. Elixa H&r- 
titoti. 

1514. ii Ho&Ai 8 E. Chamberlain, b. Not. 30, 1834. 

1515. iii RKneMBiLAKrE W, CsAJiBEaLAix, b. March 31^ 1837, m. Helen 
CorlisA, Two children. 

1515. iv. Lalra EvALTiP CnAXBKuaiJi. b. April 9. 1842, m. John W, 
Cnrrier, of West Troy, Vl 

1517. V. Elle9( a. Cbaxderlaim, b. Aug. L 1845, m. George B. 
man, of Bradford, Vt. 

1518. ri. Chaelcs W. Cbaicd^ladi, h. Not. 4, 184d. 

[SeTenth Geneiation.] 

15(4. il Cephas Child Chamberlain, second son and 
child of Martha Child and Capt Moses Chamberlain, b. in Brad- 
ford, Yt, 28th Januaiy, 1809, m. abt 1835, Alice Mallen, of 
Boston, Mas&f where they resided until Mr. Chamberlain^s 
death, in that city, on the 1st of February, 1876. 
[Eighth Generation.! Children: 

151^. i. Alfred W. Cbasiberlain, b. in Boston, Mas. 

1520 ii SU8AN E CaAMBsaLAur, b. SepU 33, 1840, in Boston, Mi 
A Mr. Bart lei t, of same city. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

150a iv. Mart Child Chamberlain, second dau. 
fourth child of Martha Child and Capt Moses Chamberlain^ 
b. in Bradford, Vt, 9th August, 1813, m. 9th March, 1837, 
Benjamin Chamberlain. Residence, Bradford, Vt 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: M 

1521. i. Ellek a. CHAMEERLAor. b. Sept. 8, 1838, m. Sept. d6, 1860, NeP 
son R. Doe. 

1522. ii. Martha A. Cbahberlain, b. Dec 29. 1840. m. Not. 21, ISOe, 
Benjanjin F Prllsbury. 

LVia iii. Geoeoe Z. CoAMBEBLArN. b Feb. 28, 1843, d. April 1, 1844. 

1524. iv. Benjamix F. Chamberi^in, b. July 30, 1845. 

^Eighth Generation ] 

1521. i. Ellen A. Chambehlain; eldest dau. and child of 
Mary Child Chamberlain antl Benjitniin F. Chamberlain, b. 8th 
of September, 1838, m, 2*ith September, 18*JU, Nelson R. Doe. 
{Ninth Generation ] Children: 

1525. i. Fbei* E. Doe, b. Sept. 29, 1863. 

1526. ii. LoKisoN Wesley Doe, b. July 10, 1865. 



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[Eighth Generation.] 

1522. ii. Mabtha A. Chamberlain, second dau. and child 
of Mary Child Chamberlain and Benjamin F. Chamberlain, 
b. Dec. 29th, 1840, m. 2l8t November, 1860, Benjamin T. Pills- 
bury. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

1527. i. Alice Z. Pillsbury, b. Jan. 12, 1868. 

1538. ii. Mary Child Pillsbury, b. Aug. 12, 1871. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1507. V. Moses R Chamberlain, third son and fifth child 
of Martha Child and Capt Moses Chamberlain, b. in Bradford, 
Orange Co., Vt, 28th April, 1816, ra. 25th September, 1841, 
Ruby S. Johnson. Mr. Chamberlain is a farmer, of the ener 
getic, progressive order, seeking to improve and elevate this 
most noble calling. Is an extensive dealer in fine stock ; in 
swine, sheep and cattle. He resides upon the homestead of his 
grandfather, Col. Remembrance Chamberlain. 
[Eighth Generation . ] Children : 

1529. i. Martha E. Chamberlain, b. Oct. 7, 1842, d. May 13, 1846. 

1580. ii. Frank R. Chamberlain, b. May 15, 1844, m. Feb. 9, 1868, Abbie 
F. Manser. 

1531. iii. Martha E. Chamberlain, 2d, b. July 26, 1847, unm. 

1582. iv. John W. Chamberlain, b. Dec. 5, 1848, d. May 25, 1864. 

1588. V. Ruby J. Chamberlain, b. Not. 16, 1856, unm. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1580. ii Frank R Chamberlain, eldest son and second 
child of Moses R and Ruby S. Johnson Chamberlain, and grand- 
son of Martha Child Chamberlain, was born on the ancestral 
farm Bradford, Vt, 15th May, 1844, married 9th February, 
1868, Abbie F. Manser. Mr. Chamberlain is associated with 
his father in the culture of the old home estate, and in the rear- 
ing of blooded stock, at Bradford, Vt 
Ninth Generation] Children : 

1534. i. John W. Chamberlain, b. Sept. 18, 1870. 

1535. ii. Gertie M. Chamberlain, b. March 21, 1876. 

1536. iii. Sarah S. Chamberlain, b. Aug. 29, 1878. 

[Seyenth Generation.] 

1510. viii. Elizabeth E. Chamberlain, fourth dau. and 
eighth child of Martha Child and Capt Moses Chamberlain, 
b. in Bradford, Vt, 16th August, 1823, m. 26th March, 1855, 
Jared M. Hazeltine. Reside in Janesville, Wis. 



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[Eighth Genera tbn. ] Children : 

1537. i. Charles H, Ha2ELTINE» b. Jan. 1850, in JanesviUe, V 

1538. ii. Hyatt Smith Hazeltine. b, Jan. 1857, lo Janesville, Wis. 
1639. iiL Fraxklin C. Hazeltine, b. March 17, 1864. in JauesvilJe, Wis. 

[Seventh Generation.] ■ 

1511 ix. Amanda N. Chamberlaik, fifth dau. and ninth 
child of Martha Child ami Capt Moseys Charaberlain, k in Brad- 
foi-d, Vt, 25d May, 1826, m. May 23d, 1849, Henry E. Sawyer. 
Residence^ Chicago. Ill 
[Eighth Generationd Child : 

1540. i, Harky C. SawybRp b. Nov. 21, 1854, in Janesville, Wis, 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1512. X. AzuBA A W. Chamberlain^ eighth dau, 
tenth child of Martha Child and Capt Moses Chamherlain, b. 
in Bradford, Vt\ September 2d, 1831, m. Oct 20th, 1853, 
Luther S. Grover. Residence, White River Junction, Yt 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1541. i Edward Maffland Gbovkr, b. Aug. 26, 1854, in Burling 
Vt., m. Miss Clark, Resides in Boston, Mass.; one child. 

1542. ii. Charles F. Grover, h. Dec. 13, 1858, in Lebanon, K. H., unm 

1543. iii. Mary E. G rover, b. June 2, 1803. 

1544. iv. Georob B. Grover, b. July 9, 1869. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

15f*l. iv. Mary Child, fourth child and daiu of Cephas and 
Martha Child, b. in West Fairlee, Vt, 20th November, 1793, m. 
20th Febriuiry, 1814, Col. Moody Chamberlain, of Newburj^ 
Vt Mrs. Mary Child Chamberlain died 8th August, 18H« 
OoL Chamberlain died at Newbury, Vt, July 24, 18f53. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

1645. i. Johnson Chamberlahj, b. Nov. 16, 1814, m. Oct. 12, 1838, Olil 
Ann Hazcltine. 

1546. ii. Harriet CnAMBEaLAi.v, h. July 19, 1816. m. May 18. 183 
J Ames M. Chiidwiek. 

1647. iii. Moody CBAJinERLAiN, Jr., h. Nov. 28, 1818. 

1548. iv. Ezra R. Chambeslain^ b. May 9, 1821. d. young. 

1549. V. Elizabeth E, Chamberlajn, b, March 9, 1823, m. July 11, ] 
WilliKm B. Hibhaixl. 

1550. vi. Ezra B Chamberlain, 2d, h. June 14, 1825, m. Kov. 25, 1852, 
Elizabeth 11. Bay ley. 

1651. vil Emeline B. Chamberlah*! b. Feb. 4, 18^, m. Nov. 25, lt^52, 
Ettrry Pox. 
1552. viii. Mary Child Chamberlain, b. Sept 21, 1830. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1545. i. Johnson Chaiiberlain, eldest son and child 

Mary Child and Col. Moody Chamberlain, h in Newbury, Vt 



.W3^er. 

. an^^l 
in, b. 
1853, 

m 

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249 



latt November, 1814, m. 12th October, 1838, Olive Ann 

Snzeltina 
—L^ilfhth Generation.] Children: 

K 1658. i. Charles CBA3iB£tiLAiN. b, July 14, 1B40, d. young, 
™ 1554. ii. Wright Chamberlain, b. Aug, 27, 1843. ra. Nov. 25, l&OS, Abbie 

^, Smith. 

tl555. ili. Francis Chambtsulain, b. Feb, 4, 1845. 
1556. iv. Charles Chamberlain, 2dj b. Jan* 13, 1840. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1554. ii Wright Chamberlain, second son and child of 
Johnson and Olive A. Hfizeltine Chamberlain, and grandson of 
Mary Child Chamberlain, b. 27th August, 1843, m. 25tli Nov- 
ember, IS 68, Abbie F. Smith, dau, of Charles K and Susan 
Smith, of Corinth, Vt besides in Lancaster, Coos Co., New 
Hampshire 
[Eighth Generation ] Children: 

1567. i. Amelia K. CHAJtBERLAUJ, } Twitic J ^* ^^E- 27. 1869» Amelia d* 
m 1558. ii, Alice S. Chamberlain, f ^^^"®' } Mar. 10. 1878. 

■ 1559, iii. Susie 0. Chamberlain, b, Jan, S8, 1871, d. Feb, 18, 1878. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

(1546. ii, IIarkiet Chamberlain, eldest dau, and second 
child of Mary Child and CoL Moody Chamberlain b. in New- 
biiiy, Vt, 19th, July, 1816, ra, 18th May 1836, James M. Chad- 
wick. 
[Eighth Generation.] Child : 

■ 1560. i. Ellen F. Chadwick* b. June 11, 1839. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1549. V. Elizabeth R Chamberlain, second dau. and 

■ fifth child of Mary Child and Col. Moody Chamberlain, K in 
Newbury, Vt, 9th March, 1823, m. July 11th, 1850, William 
B. Hibbard 
(Eighth Generation J Children : 

1561. i. Elizabeth CnAMBERLAix IlmBARii, b. April 30. 1851, m. Feb. 24^ 
1874, J. W. Baxter, 

15^2. ii, Mary Emeline Hibbard, b. April 15, 1856, in Elkhart, Ind., m. 
April 15. 1879» Franklin W. Hall 

1563. iii. Cahrie Frances Hibbard, b. Jan. 10, 1863, in Chicago. 

[Bigbth Generation.] 

1561. i. Elizabeth Chamberlain Hibbard^ eldest child 
of ElizaVjeth E. Chamberlain and William B. Hibbard, and 
granddaughter of Mary Child Chamberlain, b* 30th April, 1851, 
m. 24th February, 1874, J. Walter Baxter, son of John and 
Rosa Ann Baxter. Reside in Clinton, Iowa. 



I 



SBO 



BESJAMIS CHILD OF EOXBUKT, MASS. 



[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

1504. i. Ed8E Mav Baxter, b. Nor, 30, 1874, d, March 4, 1877. 
1565. it, William Walter Baxter, b Feb. 20» 1875. 
1560. lii. Maub Irexk Baxter, b. Miiv 10, 1878 

[Seventh Ge aeration.] 

1550. vi. Ezra B, Chamberlain, fourtli son aud eighth 
child of Marj Child and CpL Moody Cham]>erlain, b. in New- 
bury, Yu, 4th June, 1825, m, 25th November, 1852, Elizabeth 
H. Baj'ley. Reside in Newbory, Vt 

[Eighth Generation.) Children: 
1567. L Sarah B. Chamberlain, b. Jan. 16, 1858. 
1668. ii. Harry B. CiiAJtfBERLAJX. b, Kov. 1, 1802. 
156d. iii. Martha P. Chamberlain, b. Xov. 34, 1866 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1551. vii. Emeline Buxton Chamberlain, third dnn. and^ 
seventh child of Mary Child and Col. Moody Chamberlain, 
h in Newbury, Vt., February 4th, 1828, ra. 25th November, 
1852, Harry Fox, who was bom Sept. 29th. 1S26. Evidence 
Chicago, 111. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

1570, i. Harry Chamrerlaut Fox, b. April 60, 1856, d. July W, 1856- 

1571. ii. Harriot Amoret Fox, b. Feb. 10, 1858. 
15ra. iii, Alice Elizabeth Fox. b. Dec, 13, I860, d. Maj 30, 1861, 
157a. iv> Frederick Hurlburt Fox, b. March 94, 1868. 

1574. V. Infant son, unchristened, b. March 20, 1864, d, June 20, 1864. 

1575, ri. Baby Habht Fox b, Nov. 6, 1866, d. Feb. 28. 1867. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

1495. X. Lyman Child, fourth son and tenth child of Ben 
jamin, Jr., and Patience Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct,, 29th 
1759. Removed to the State of Vermont when quite young 
with his brother, Cephas Child. Lilce his brother, he served ii 
the army of the Kevolution, and drew a pension in his latt 
day& Mr. Lyman Child married and resided in Hartford and 
Hartland, finally settled in Sharon, Windsor Co., Vt, but we 
have been unable to ascertain to whom he was married. He had 
several daughters and one son. One daughter married a Dim- 
mick, and removed to the State of New York. Another married 
James Elliott, of Newbury, Vt, they removed to Canada ; ar 
aaid to have had several children. The son is said to have die 
in Sharon, Vt., but we are not able to trace the line further. 



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[Fourth Generation.] 

l4!iL iii. Nathanel Chtld^ tliird child and second son of 
Capt. Benjamin and Patience Thajer, b. in Woodstock^ Ot, 
April 13, 1717, m. 1st, May 28, 1747, Jemima Bugbee, b. 1726, 
d. Oct 29, 1769 ; m. 2d, Sept. 19, 1776, Mrs, Eleanor Fox, He 
d. Jane 19, 1791, (e. 74. Mi-s. Eleanor F. Childs d. Nov. 1822, 
«e. 94. 

[Fifth Generationd Childreo: 

1576. i. Darius CiiiLi>. b in Woodstock, Ct,, April 25, 1748, d.May 29, 
1759. 

1577. ii. Nehemiah Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Feb. 3» 1751, m, 1st* 
May 24. 1774. Elizabeth Shipniuu; in. 2d, 17^5, Unry McClellfUi. 

1578. iii. Alpha i'niLD, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Aug. 10, 1753, m. March 
31. 1777, Mary May. 

1579. iv, SPENCEit Child, b in Woodstock, Ct., April 11, 1756. A 
oldier in the Eevuluti*)ni and d. 1784, 

1580. V. JeiMiMA Child, Ij. in Woodytix-k, Ct., May 28, 1700, m. 1st, Dec 
19, 1782, Samuel Jones; m. 2il, a Mi Bacon. 8h© d. April 18, 1788. 

158L vi. CHARiry Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Got ai, 1762, d. Nov. 18, 
1764. 

1582. vii. Cyril Chilb, b in Woodstock. Ct., Sept, 23, 1771. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

1577. ii. Nehemiah Child, second son and second child of 
Nathaniel and Jemima Bagbee Uhild^ b. in Woodstock, Ct., 
Feb. 3, 1751, m. 1st, May 24, 1774, Elizabeth Shipman ; m. 2d, 
1785, Mary McClellan. ^H6 d. Jan. 2, 1838. 
[Sixth Generation,] Cliildreii. By first marriage: 

1583. i. Ch All ITY Child, b. 1775, m. Eleazer Clark, of Belchertown, Mass. 

[By second marriage:] 
1884* u, William Child, b, in Woodstock. Sept. 24, 1786, m. lat. Jan. 
tS, 1813, Sally Lyon; m. 2d, Oct. 21, 1818, Sally Moore; m. 3d, Jane 28, 
1829, Sophia Selby. 

1585. iii. Faith Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., March 10, 1790, d. Aug. 
12, 1824, unmarried 

1586. iv. LccRETiA CniLD, h. in W(K>dstock, Ct., April 2, 1701, m. Oct. 
1813. Henry (^'hild. [.SVp pat^e 18.'>, iVy. UfB, fur Cfnldren.] 

1587. V, Mary Child, b. in Woodstock. Ct., Aug. 8. 1793, d. March 5, 
1859, unmarried. 

1588. vi, Nathaniel Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct,, Feb. 15, 17911, d. 1824, 
Qnm&rried. 

1589. vii. Bktbey Child, b in Woodstock, Ct., 1800, d. 1848, unni 

[Sixth Generation ] 

1584, ii. Dea. William Child, second child and eldest son 
of Nehemiah and Mary McCkllan Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 
Sep. 24, 1786, married three times— 1st, Jan. 23, IS 12, Sally 



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Lyoa She A April 4, 1816 ; m. 2d, Oct 2. 1818, Sidly Moore. 
She d. J ane 2, 1 821 ; m. 3d, Jane SS, 1899, Sophia Sdbj. She 
d. May 10, 1874. Date of hia death not aeoertasBed. 
[SerenUi Genjeniioii.] CliiMmi. Bf llist OMmags: 
1500. L SAMUflL CmuK t>. ta Woodstock, Vt, Ang, 181!!. 
[By third inaiTiage.J 

1591, iL Saikah If, Chu^, b. June 5, 1890, nu Mmnh S3, 1853, Cuio Mmj> 

1592. iii NATSAinKL Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct , March 5, 1833» m* 
Iflt, Gcofgiaiia SJbdes, m. 2d. October $7, 1856, Xanej Maj. 

im£, IT. Wm. L. Ciinj>, b. ia Woodstock, Ct, Aug. IS, 1839. 



[80Yenib Geoeimtion.] 

1591. ii. Sarab M. Child, second child, and only Jaa, of 
William and S<jphia Selby Child, b. Jane 18. 1830, m. March 
23, 1853, Carlo May^ son of Maj, Asa May, of Woodstock, Ct 
[Eighth Geoeratkm.] Children : 

1594 i. LiLLEAW Mat, b. An^. 18, 185S, in Woodstock, Ct., d. March 27, 
1868. 

1505. ii Ezra Mat, b. Sept 9, 1857. in Woodstock, Ct 

1506. iiL Mary L. Mat. b. April 0» I860, in Woodstock, Ct, 
1597. iv. Frase N. Mat, b. Joljr 20, 1888, in Woodstock, Ct 



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[Screoth GeneratioD.] 

1592. iii, Nathaniel Child, third child, second son of Dea. 
William and Sophia Selby Child, b. March 5, 1833, married 
twice^lst, March 20, 1856, Georgiana Shules. of Brookline, C 
She was b. June 13, 1837, d. March, 1S5T ; m. 3d, Oct. 27, 
1858, Nancy May, dau. of Chester May, b. March 18, 1833. 
[Eighth Generation. ] Child : 

1598. i. Wn.nEMi^A Can^. b. Oct 5, 1857, m. S«pt 1, 1874, Geo. A. 
Paine, son of John Patae, d. Aug. 4, 187o. i 

[Ffflb Generation.] 

1578. iii. Alpha Child, third child and third son of Nath- 
aniel and Jemima Bugbee Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Aug. 19, 
1753, m. March 21, 1777, Mary May, dau. of Stephen and 
Mary Child May, of Woodstock, Ct He d. Jaa 20/l809. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

1599. i. Dakius Cmtn, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Dec. 26» 1T77, m. Feb. 
1802, Letitia Morm. 

1600. ii. Pamklia Child, b, in Woodstock, Ct, April 15, 1780, d. Jnly^ 
27, 1782. 

1601. iii. Spenceb Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 15, 1782, m. March 
JBO, 1828, Susan Child, dau. of Col. Chester Child, of Woodstock, He d. 
July 21, 1832. She d. 1870. No children. 

1602. iv. Griffin Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Jan. 25, 1784, m. twice, 
1st, Aug. 15, 1811, Nancy Feck; 2d, Samh Field. 



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h Generation.^ 
1599. i. Darius Child, eldest ctild of Alpha and Mary May 

Child, b in Woodstock, Ct, Dec. 26, 1779, m. Feb. 2, 1802, 

Ijetitia Morria Mr* Cbild was a large, portly man, of 200 lbs. 

"weight, and of fine personal appearance. The recoixl of Mr. 

Child and descendants brings out some points of interest 
worthy of note. Soon after marrying he removed from Wtx^d- 
stock, Cl, to Fairlee, Orange County, Vt, where he spent his 
long and active life. The country was mostly covered with 
forests, and required many a sturdy blow to bring the soil 
into a productive state. There was no lack of musele or 
energy in Mr. Child to reach results that should afford ade- 
quate support for a growing family. He possessed a vigorous 
mind and powerful physical constitution. His enterprise, in- 
dustry and probity secured him prominence among his fellow 
townsmen, by whom he was often promoted to official stations 
in the town and the commonwealth. He attained to easy pecu* 
niary circumstances, and closed his days peacefally in his 
cherished home, Dec. 10, 18G2, at the advanced age of 85 years. 

■ (Seventh Gonemtion.] Children: 

I 11503, i. Alpha Chlld, 1j. in Pairlee,Vt., Nov. 15, 1802. He was a prom- 
ising yourh, but iiied hi early manhnfMJ, Aug, 21, 1834. 

1604, ii. Almika Child, b. in Fairke, Vt,, May 28, 1805, d, July 13, 
1805. 

1605 ii, William Cuilo, b, in Fairlee, Vt, June 14, 1806, ni. June 1, 
1831, Lucrotia FuUon, 

mm iv. Maky May Child, b in Fairlee, Vl., May 3. 18(}8. m. Hon. 

■ Alexander Gilrnore. 

" 1607* V. Pahelea Child, b. in Fairlee, Tt, Nov. 21» 18U, m. Rev. Dan- 
iel Blodgett, Of him, his hmther-in-lawj Judge Child, says: "He prepared 
for college at the academy in his native town. Entered Dartmouth college 
from which he graduated in 1818. Was soon licensed to |)reach as a Con-' 
gregiitional minister. Was ordained by the Eoyalton Association of Minis- 
ters in 1825. St4tled as pastor in three or four diffi^reiit parishes; died in 
Randolph, Vt., 1855, One incident in college life is perhaps worthy of 
(oention. At the tiuie of the battle at Plaltsburg, (1814) Mr, Blodgett^ with 
four other members of bis class, in obedience to his country's call, enlisted 
io the IT. S, service for the common defonoe. Went to the scene of action 
and remained until honorably discharged, and returned to his Alma 

I Mat^r." No issue from this marriJ^e. 

I 1608, vi, Edwin Skkncer Child, h, Oct. 20, 18t4. m. Aug, 1843, Juliette 
Riehmonds. He d. July 5, 1844, leaving no children. Says Judge Child, 
**His widow is a lady of flue qualities, respectably connected, a genial, social 
companion with all her associates." 

ieO». vii. Ephraim Mat Child, b. in Pairlee, Vt., Nov, 8, 1874, d. Apiii 
17, 1830, 



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[Seventh Genemiion,] 

1*^05. ill. Judge William Child, third child, and second son 
of Darius and Letitia Morris Child, b. in Fairlee, Vt., June 15, 
IS06, m. Jan, 1, 1831, Lucretia Fulton, dau. of Alexander and 
Sarah Blair Fulton, of Deeri ug, N. H* She was b, in 1808, 
They had six children. ■ 

In stature, Judge Child is six feet, of spare proportions, bear- ™ 
ing more the type of his mother's family than the father s, with 
strong marked features indicating strength and decisicm of 
character. He has been an influential citizen in town^ county 
and state from early manhood. A man esteemed for his quali- 
ties of heart and mind ; justly entrusted with official responsi- 
bilities, he has i^eodered much public service* Three years he 
represented his town in the State Legislature, Two years he 
held the Governor's commission, as Associate Judge of the 
County Court of Orange; he has held a commission as Justice 
of the Peace for thirty- five or forty years. 

While the Judge claims to be a plain farmer, it has neither 
dwarfed his intellect noi: blunted his seusibilitie^s, his liberal and 
enlightened opinions bear the stamp of wisdom and justice. In 
our frequent correspondence with him in the progress of this 
work, we have been impressed with a manliness and dignity of 
bearing which are the result of cultivation of heart and intellect 
The following ex tract from one of his letters to us, reveals among 
other things, the effect of his early training under a pious grand- 
mother. He remarks: 

** YoQ ftllude to my residence in Muddy Brook parish in Woodstock, CtiJ 
Many recollet'tions of my short stay in that strictly Puritan locality fn 
qitentJy return to my mind. It was there I was first inducted (under a good 1 
grandmutljer's instruct ions) into the mysteries of the Westminster catechism,] 
although in ray then unripe years I understi3od no more about " tho chief 
end of man" than 1 did ahoni the j^la tides of Patagonia; but it served asaaj 
exercise to my mind, and left an impression of scripture truths thftt 
never be effaced while reasr>n lasts." 
[Eighth Goneratjon. ] Children : 

1610. i. Alpha Child, b. in Fairlee, Vt., in 183K Died of a fever 
NorthlieId» Vt., Jan. 26. 1853. w. 22. 

161L ii. Li'CT Jane Child, h. Nov l83Jjj m. Charles Hartshorn. 

1612. iii. I^ieuL DAUtut* GntFFiN Child, b. in Fairlee, Vt.. in 1836, d. 
July 20, 1862, at New Orleans, in U, S. army, in war of Rebellion, te 26. 

1613. iv. Lieut, Lewis Child, b, in Fairlee, Vt„ in 1838, m. Dec , 1865, 
Sarah F» Mathewson. 

1614. V. Willard H. Child, b, in Fairlee, Vt,, in 1840, m. Dec, 25, 
1866, Julia A. Manii. Was in the Union army. 

1615. vi. Ella 9. Child, b. in Fairiee, Yt., in 1848, d. -. 




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[Eighth Generation*] 

liill, ii* Lucy Jane Child, gecond child and eldest dau. of 
Judge William and Lucretia Fulton Child, b. in Fairlee, Yt, 
Nov. 1833, m, Charles HartshorD, of Littletown N. H, 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

1616. i. CHARLKft C. Hartshohn, b. (date not ascertained.) Killed while 
'coasting on an iry hilL 

ldl7. ii. William C. HAHTSHnay. b. (date not ascertained,) Is iitting 
, (1879) for college under Rev. Wm, Spencer Child, Newport, R. L 

1(U8. iii. flAnRY Hartsiiorj*. Said to be a bright, active boy of much 
[pro raise and of fine talents. 

[Eighth Generation. 

1613. iv. LtEUT. Lewis Child, fourth child and third son of 
fudge William ami Lucretia Fallon Child, b. in Fairlee, Vt, 
in 1838, m. Dec. 6, 1865, Sarah F, Mathewaon, grand-daoghter 
of Griffin Child, of Providence, R L 

[Ninth Generation.] Children. 

IGIO. i. Lewis F. Child, b. in Pairlee, Vt., 1867, d. 1868. 

1620, ii. Akna M. Child, b, in Pairlee, Vt., 1869. 

[Eighth Generation ] 

1614. V. WiLLARD H. Child, fifth child and fourth son of 
Hon. Wm. and Lucretia Fulton Child, b. in Fairlee, Yt., 1840, 
m. Dea 25, 1866, Julia A. Mann. 

[Ninth Generation.] Chiidren: 

1621. i Howard P. Child, b. in Bradford, Vt., May, 1868, d. Sept, 1868. 
1632. ii. RoBEitT A, Child, b. in Bradford, Vt., May, 1871. 

1623. iii. Charles H. Cheld, b. in Bradford, Vt., Feb. 1874, d. July, 
1875, at Newport, Vt. 

1024. iv Lewi^ a. Child, b. at Newport, Vt., Feb. 1876, d. at Fairlee, 
«ept. 1876. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1606. iv. Mary May Child, fourth child and second dan. 

of Darius and Letitia Morris Child, b. in Fairlee, Vt., May 3, 

1808, m. Hon. Alexander H. Gilmore, who was bom at Acworthj 

N. H-t 1804, d. at Fairlee, 1873. Mr. Gilmore was a farmer 

by occupation, and in that calling accumulated a handsome 

estate. Being a man of more than ordinary ability and intelli- 

[gence he arose to prominent positions in public affairs. He 

' served five terms aa a member of the Vermont State Legislature ; 

held the office of Judge of Probate for eight yeai-s in succession ; 

j was one year County Judge. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

1625. i. Leticia Ja>^e Utlmore, b. Sept. 1831, d. 1847. 
1036. ii. Spbnceu C. Gilmore, b. 1833, d. 1855. 



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1027. iii. Edwiit A. OiufORX, b* 1835, m Maty B. Russel). of 
N, H. Went to Delhi. Iowa, aod aoon after died of consumption, 

1628. IT. Jamba B, GujtfOR£, b. 18d7» m. 1860, Maria AUlrioh: haye 
Lbree children, names not ascertained. Residence, Topeka, Kansas. 

1629, V, Wm. H. GiLMORfi, b. in 1839, m. 3Iary T. Haseltine, of Oxford, 
K H. They live on the old homestead in Fairlee, Vt. with the mother of ^ 
Mr. Gilmore. They have a son and daughter, names not ascertained. 

1030. vi. Maky a. Gclmoee, b. 1841, d. 1852. 
1631. vii. Pamelia C. Gilmohk, b. 1844, d. 1851 
1639 viii. Jake Cathik GiLMonE, b, 1849, d. 1865. All the death^ 
in this family are from consumption. 

[Sixth Generation.] * 

1602. iv. Griffin Child, fourth child and third son ot 
Alpha and Marj- May Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Jan. 25,1 
17«4, married twice— 1st, Aug. 15, 1811, Nancy Peck, b. 1775 J 
d. April 15, 1816 ; m. 2d, Jan. 22, 1818, Sarah Field, b. June' 
23, 1796, d 1855. He ± Feb. 12, 1862, ae, 78. 

Mr, Child was a man of imposing appearance, being six feet 
in height and of solid proportions, his weight, when in healtb| m 
being 200 lbs. or over; of a florid complexion, with dignified m 
bearing, he looked the man of mark he was, having the unmis- 
takable signs of intellectual strength and decision of eharacter,M 
He passessed a clear and logical mind, and was usually success-" 
fill in maintaining his positions. He was a man of much culture 
and for a number of years, in early manhood, a successful edu- 
cator, popular and influential among the intelligent and cul- 
tured classes, and held in high esteem by all his acquaintances. 
On relinquishing his profession i\s a teacher, he established him- 
self in the mercantile business in Providence, R. L, where he^ 
spent the balance of his life, becoming quite opulent. | 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

1633. J. Lewis Peck Cheld, b. in Providence, R. I., Nov. 28, 1812, unm. 

1634. it. Jaii£8 Ghiffln Cbild^ b. in Providence, R. L, Au^^. 15, 1815, 
d. Aug. 15, 1821, 

1635. iii. Wm, Spencer Cain>, b. in Providence, E. L, Nov. 14, 1818, ituj 
July 27, 1841, Georg^iana Clough Jones, ra. 2d, Jessie Isabella Davis. 

1636. )Y. Anna M.\ria Child, b. in Newport^ R. I., Oct. 17. 1820. m.] 
Jan. 13, 1841. Geo. Malhtjwson. 

Itili?. v. James Griftin Child, 2d, b, in Providence, R. 1., Jan, 24, 1885.^ 
1638. vi lofant, unchrist^ned, b. Aug. 3, 1827. d. Aug. 10, 1827. 
1689. vii. Hakah Field Wabbihoton Child, b. in Proviaence, R. I, 
Feb. 22, 1835, d. Dee. Ifi, 1836. fl 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1635. iii. Rev. William Spencer Child^ D. D., third child 
and third son of Griffin and Sarah Field, b. Nov. 14, 1818, m. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 257 

Georgiana Clough Jones, by whom he had six children. She 
died and he married second, Jessie Isabella Davis, and by her 
he had three children. 

Mr. Child is a prominent clergyman of the Episcopal church, 
and resides in Newport, R. I. He is a graduate of Brown Uni- 
versity, and has received the honorary degree S. T. D. 

Rev. Dr. William Spencer Child has established in Newport, 
Rhode Island, a school for young men, called the " St John's 
School," the standard of whose scholarship is so high that none 
can graduate therefrom without honorable and thorough attain- 
ments. In the repon of the school year, ending 14th of July, 
1880, we find the committee on compositions, stated in their 
w^ritten report, that they "commend with especial emphasis three 
features in the essays, namely, their marked originality ; their 
extraordinary accuracy of spelling ; and their ease and clearness 
of style, rising in some instances to genuine elegance." Else- 
where we read : "None receive a first testimonial unless the 
average of his scholarship for the year is 95 per cent, or up- 
wards; or a second testimonial unless 90 per cent, or upwards." 
Several prizes were competed for, some offered by the Rector, Dr. 
Child, others by friends of the institution. Dr. Batterson, of 
Philadelphia, and Dr. Malcolm. We are pleased also, to record 
the promise for the future of the Child name, that a Miss Edith 
Child, and a son, Clarence G. Child, of the Rector, were award- 
ed prizes for declamation and Latin. The school is finely locat 
ed on the Point, near the bay in this most healthful, attractive 
watering place. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1640. i. Wm. Pope (^hild, b. in Newport, R. I , Dec. 10, 1843, d. Jan. 
29, 1845. 

1641. ii. Lewis Peck Child, b. in Newport, R. I., June 14, 1847. Busi- 
ness 26 Exchange Place, New York City. 

1642. iii. Spekcer Child, b. in Newport, R. I., Nov. 22, 1849, d. Nov. 12, 

ia52. 

1648. iv. Samuel Penny Child, b. in Newport, R. I., Dec. 3, 1854. 

1644. V. Annie Maria Child, b. in Newport, R. I , Nov. 21, 1855. 

1645. vi. Wm. Spencer Child, Jr., b. in Newport, R. I., Dec. 23, 1856. 

1646. vii. Herbert Doane Child, b. in Newport, R. I., May 26, 1862. 

1647. viii. Clarence Griffin Child, b. in Newport, R. I., March 22, 
1864. 

1648. ix. John Child, b. in Newport, R. I., Dec. 14, 1865. 



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[Seventh Generation.] 

16B6. \\\ Anna Mabia Child^ fourth child and eldest dau. 
of Griffin and Sarah Field Child, b. in Newport, R L, Oct 17r 
1820, m. Jan. 13. 1841, Geo. Mathewson. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1649, i. Sarah Field Mathkwsok, b. in Newport. R, I., Nov. 3* 1841, 
ra. Dec. 6, 1805, Lieut. Lewis Child. 

1650. ii. Amy Matbewson, b. in Newport, R, I, May 11. 1843. 
1(^51. iii. Brockholst Mathkw&on, b. in Newi>oirt, R. I., Oct. 17» 18 
1652. iv. Mary VVaitk Mathewson* b. in Newport^ R, L» Mny 23, 18 
I65a. V. Ann Makia Mathkwsok, b. in New^wrt, R. L, Nov. 20, 1847" 

d. Auk. 27. 1848, 

1654. vi. GBOHaB Mathewson, b. in Newpi>it« R. I., Sept. 19, 1849» tlgj 
May 2, 1850. 

1055. vii, Wm. Spencer MathewboNi b. in Newport. R. 1., Feb. 20» 
1851, d. Jan. 1, 1853. 

1656. viii. Lewis Child Mathewson, b, in Newport, R. I., Jane 8^, 
1854. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

1484 viii. Sarah Child, sixth child and third dau. of Capti 
Benjamin and Patience Thayer Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct^ 
Nov. lit, 1722. m. Feb. 19, 1746, Jedediah Morse, of Wc 
stock. This family became distinguished, and frequently allie 
to the Child family in subsequent years. 

Deacim Jedediah Mor.se was a man of very strong individu- 
ality of character, he was born in Woodstock, Ct, in 1726. In 
1783, wc find he was chosen a deacon of the church, at or near 
the same time, another deacon was chosen^ they had been mar«^i 
ried at very nearly the same date, and together they served thl^f 
church for over fifty years ; the wives of each deceased about^" 
the same time, alter being married nearly sixty years — and the 
closely united friends after surviving their wives some fourtee 
years, were scarce separated in death. Dea. Jede<liah Mor 
was chosen selectman in 1763, and in 1704, representative 
the General Court of Connecticut, a ix)sition he held for thif 
one years. In 1764, he was chosen town clerk, and held thi| 
office twenty-seven years. lie was made Justice of the Pe 
in 1774, and continued in this office until 1801, He was a i 
very methodical in all his modes of thought and act, and a 
quaint resume of his life, recapitulating his numerous olBcial 
acts in the diftering offices held by him, with sundry com- 
ments thereon, in the same measured, singular phraseology, 
yet in the custody of a descendant Mrs. Sarah Child Mor 



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died on the 5th of April, 1805, aged 83, having been married 
fifty-eight years. Dea Morse died in 1819, aged 98. 
[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

1657. i. Dorothy Mobsb, b. Dec. 20, 1747, d. April, 1755. 

1659. ii. Jonathan Morse, b. April 80, 1850, m. Azubah Lyon. 

1659. iii. Calvin Morsb, b. June 30, 1853, m. Sophia Mason. 

1660. iv. Amos Morse, b. 1755-6, d. young. 

1661. V. Dorothea Morse, b. April 29, 1757, married twice— Ist, Silas 
May; 2d, a Mr. Bliss. 

1662. vi. Ltdia Morse, b. June 22, 1759. m. Jan. 10, 1781, Capt. Willard 
Child. [See page 179 far children.] 

1668. vii. Jedediah Morse, b. Aug. 23, 1761, m. March 14, 1789, Eliza- 
beth Ann fireese. 

1664. viii. Leonard Morse, b. Nov. 11, 1763, d. Dec. 16, 1763. 

1665. is. Sarah Morse, b. Jan. 2. 1765, d. Feb. 5, 1765. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

Ifi63. vii. Rev. Jedediah Morse,D.D., fourth son and seventh 
child of Sarah Child and Dea, Jedediah Morse, b. in Wood- 
stock, Ct, Aug. 23, 1761, m. March 14, 1789, to Miss Elizabeth 
Ann Breese, of Shrewsbury, N. J. He was a graduate of Yale 
College, New Haven, Ct, in 1783. 

Dr. Morse was a prominent clergyman of the Congregational 
denomination during a long settlement at Charlestown, Mass. 
He was, however, better and more widely known as the 
*' Father of American Geography." His first work on this 
Subject, and the first of the kind published in America, he 
prepared and printed while yet a tutor in Yale College, in 
1784. This was succeeded by larger works on Geography, 
tilso several gazetteers. But not alone was Dr. Morse absorbed 
in these geographical and historical studies; he was also a 
rioted polemic — in opposing the Unitarian belief. He was sole 
editor of the PanopUsl^ a magazine published in Massachu- 
setts for several years. Dr. Morse s life was one of unusual 
activity for a clergyman of that period ; we find he was at one 
^ime under appointment of the United States Government, sent 
to the Northwest to examine into the condition of the Indians, 
as a result of this tour he published a volume entitled "Indian 
Report" He also published a '* History of New England." 
The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in recognition of his 
scholarly attainments conferred upon him his Doctorate. At 
the age of sixty-five Dr. Morse closed his full and respected 
life in New Haven, Ct, June 9, 1826, leaving a family honor- 



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BESSJAUiy CHILD OF BOXBUBY^ I14as> 



ably sustaining the father's repute ; two of his sous 

marked literary and scientific ability, with UDUJSual inTenti^ 

geniua 

[Sixth GeDer&tion.] Children: 

1666. i. Samuel Fi>lkt Beeesb Mobss. b. April 27, 1791, m* twice— 1st, 
Oct. 6, 18ia Lacrvtia Walker; m. 2d, Aug. 10, 1848, 8anh GiiswoliL J 

1607, ii. Edwaeds Mobse, b. Oct. 4, 17»2, d. 17»3. " 

IW8. iiL £iiWAiLD9 SiDSTET MoKSB, b. Feb, T, 1794* m. April 1, 1841, 
Catherine Ltring^ton. 

!«<»- iv Richard Cart Mobsc, b. May (S, 1797, m. twice— 1st, 1828, 
LouLsa Darifi; m, 2d« Aag. 1856» Harriet Messenger. 

1«70. T. Elizabetth a. Morse, b Julr 12, 1798, d. 1804. 

1671. tL Jjjits K MoRSR, h, June W. ISOl, d. young- 

1672. rii. EuzABETa Moe^e, b. Jan. 27, 1803, d in infancy, 

[Sixth Generation,] 

1666L i Prot Samuel Fixlet Beebse Morse, LL. D.^ 
eldest son and child of Rev. Dr. Jedediah and Elizabeth A. 
Breese Morse, and grandson of Sarah Child and Dea. Jedediah 
Morse, was bom in Charlestown, Mass., on the 27th April, 
1791, was twice married, his first marriage to Miss Lucretia 
Walker, daughter of Mr. Charles Walker, of Concord, K, H., 
on the 6th Ck-tober, 1818. Mrs. L. W, Mor^e died on the 7th 
February, 1827. Prot Morse was married on the 10th Au- 
gust, 1 828, to Miss Sarah Griswold. 

Dr. Morse s name is so prominently linked with the applica-^ 
tioo of magnetism to telegraphyt as almtist to obscure the otheej 
talents of this distinguished man. He was a graduate of Yall 
College, New Haven, Ct, in 1810. The year following he 
went to England, in the company of Washington Allston, theH 
artist ; and while there became the pupil of the celebratec^^ 
Benjamin West, in painting, to which pursuit he devoted many 
years ; was so successful while yet in Great Britain as to entered 
one of his pictures, '* The Dying Hercules," at an exhibition ol^^ 
the Royal Academy. In 1813 he received the gold medal of the 
Adelphi Society of Arts, at the hands of the Duke of Norfolk, 
Prot Morse returned to America in 1815 and spent most of. 
his time for the suooeeding ten or twelve ^^ears in portrail 
painting. In 1829 Prof. Morse again crossed the Atlantic^ re^ 
maining abroad s^m^ years; upon his return voyage, in 1832, 
the *' idea of a permanent recording telegi'aph was suggested ] 
to him by a fellow voyager, Dr. Jackson," From this tim€ 
Prot Morse was absorbed by this project nntilj in 1S44, his"' 



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lalx>rs were crowned with success by the establishment of the 
first electric telegraph in the United States. The history of 
his toils and disappointments cannot \)e written^ but the linal 
triumph compensated. Dr. Morse's invention was accepted in 
Germany^ and ready recognition, with due honors, were be- 
stowed upon him by the sovereigns and literary and scientific 
associations of Europe. From his Alma Mater, Prof. Moi-se 
received the Doctonite of Laws in 1846. Dr. Morse lived to 
see the world almost girdled w^ith the magic wires of tele- 
graphy. He died in New York City on the 2d April, 1872. 
National honors in rnemoriam were accorded him in the Hall 
of Representatives, at the Capitol in Washington, D. C, on the 
night of Tuesday, the 16th April, 1872, on which occasion we 
received as relatives the following invitation : 



T/ie Auiiional Telegraph Memorial Assoeiation 

Requests the honor of your presence at the 

Mmorial Services in honor of the late Sam'! K B. Morse^ 

to be held in the Hail of Representatives^ 

Tuesday evening, April i6th^ 1872, «/ 7 J^ o* clock. 

Committee of 3.rtan9cmcnt$. 

On tht fart a/ tht Con^rtu (>/ the CniUd Statti. 
E H, RoBMtTS, X, Y. F. W, Palmer, Iowa« F. E, Smobbr, N, C. 



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C, r. STANSllUliV, 


H. r>* COUICB, 






M. C. EMERY, 


C. C. COJt, 


J. B. KEKR, 






D. W. BUISS, 


L. A. GOBRIGHT, 


A. }. MYER, 






0. K. EASCOCIL, 


HOM A no K-rNG, 


■i. A. PUNCAK^ 






a. s, HitomcK, 


KICh'd WALtACM, 


R. M. CORWINE. 








H. AMmoK. Sec'y. 




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StAtr XLtiilitr j^rijvidid /or ike Invited gutftf 0/ the Ass&ci€Uion and the iadics 
acfftH/a nyftt£ them. 



The services were of unusual interest^ nothing common- 

l^lacc or trite was uttered, tlie accompanying programme of 

^^rvices but epitomises, we can do no more. The marvellous 

^tivention was its own testimony on the occasion from in front 

^^e speakers desk, the ticking so slight as not to interrupt 

^te speeches, tolled oJI its weird, sibyllistic charactei^s, flash- 

'^Hg words of greeting to all the principal cities of the Union, 

^nd, most strange of all, was the sending to His Honor, the 

Jkfayor of London, and the immediate response, dated London, 

Wednesday morning, one o'clock the 17th April, I'eceived in 

the Hall on Tuesday evenimj^ the 16th, before eleven p. m. 



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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBUBY, HASS. 

©rbct of lllcmorial Settiircs 

IS MONuK OF THE LATK 

SAMUEL F. B. MORSE. 

IN IHM 

Hall of the Ho^jte or f(epf««antatlves, Tyeiday Ev'g, Apdl 1 6, 1 6 72. 



ChiAirm»n, MR. SPEAKER BLAINE, 

ASSISTBI> 13 V lltB VtCE I'RESIUBtrT OF THB (JKITKO STATS&, 



Prayer by the Rev. Dr, W, Adams, D. D„ of New York. 

Mr. Sfeakrr Blaisb wfll announce the Onier of Proceedings. 

Mu&ic by the Marine Band. 

sentatioh of Resolutiotis by Hon. C. C, Cox, M, D., of WasKinffton, D. C." 

Address by Hok. J, W. Patterson,, of Xew Hampeihire. 

Address by Hon. Frhnakdo Wood, of New York. 

VocaI Ma«c by the Choral Society of Washtn^no. 

Address by How. J, A GARj'mi.D, of (3hio. 

Addreu by Hon. S. S. Coit, of New York. 

Music by the Marine B*nd, 

Address by Hon, D. W. VouiUf££5t <^i Indiana. 

Addrcas by HoK^ K. P. Banks, of MatsachuMtts. 

Vocal Music by the Choral Society of Wafthington, 

Benediction by tbe Rev. Un, WHfieueit, of Poughkeep&ie, New York. 



Can%miiiee of Arrangemenim. 

ON THE PART OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES 
E. H. RonBRT*, New York* F, W. Palmsa, Iowa. F. E. Smobbm, North Carolifl 



C. P. STANSHUBV. H. 1>. COOKH, M, G. BUBRY, 

D. W. DLIiiS. L. A. G08RICHT, O. B. »AaCOCIC, 
RICH'd WA1.UACH, S> A. DUNCAK, R, M. CX>BW»rBf 

H. AjilDOS, Secrtiary. 



C. C. cox, J. 8. fTBRR. 

A« J. MVB^ HOJRATIO taNQ 

B* S. HBDNICK. 

A. S. Soi^oMDNs, CkmirmtiW^ 



.[Seventh Generation.] Children. 

1673, U BusAN Walker Mor.se. b. Sept. 2, 1810, m. about 1830 Edwa 
Xiind. 

1674, ii Chakles Walker Morse, b. March 17, 18^, m, June 15; 
Mannette Lansing. 

1075, ill, James FofLEV Morse, b, Jan. 20, 1825. 

1676. iv. HAMt EL Ahtmur Breesb Morse, b. July 24, 1840, d. July 17* 
1876, in New Orleans, La. 

1677. V. Cornelia Livjngston Morsse, h. April 8, 1851. 

1678. vi. William Goodrich Morse, b. Jan. 31. 1853» m. Oct, 2, 1€ 
Katherine Crabhe. 

1679. vii. RnwARD LiyD Morse, b. March 39, 1857. 

[Seventti Genemtiun.] 

1673, L Susan Walker Morse, eldest daughter and cluld 
•of ProL S. F. B. Morse, LL. D., wa^ borii on the 2d Septen 



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her 1819, about 1839 was married to Mi'. Edward Lind, a mer- 
chant and planter in Arroyo, Porto Rico^ West Indiea 
t Eighth Generation.] Child, 

ItiSO. h Chaeles Walker Lind, b. about 1840. Business agetit of 
sagar estates in Arroyo, Po!to Rico, W, L 

[Seventh GeneratumJ 

1674. ii. Charles Walker Morse, eldest son and second 
child of Prof, S. R B, Morse, LL. I)., wus born March 17, 1823, 
and 15th June, 1849, married Miss Mannette Lansing, who 
was born 3d April, 1830, a daughter of Bleecker B. Lansing. 
(Eighth Genemtion.] Children : 

1681. i. Bleeckkr Lanbit^'g Morse, b. Sept. 29, 1850, in. Sept. 29, 1879, 
in Texas. 

1682. ii. Samuel FmLEY B. MoitsE» b. N<»v. 24, 1854. 
1688. iii Henry Lmn Mobse, b, Jan. 4, 1861). d. April 4, 1863. 
1684. iv. Susan Likd Morse, b. Jan 20, 1863. 

ISeventh Generation ] 

1678. VL William G. Mohse, fourth son and sixth child of 
Prot S. F. B. Mru'se, LL. !>., h, January 3t 1853, m, October 
2, 1873, Katherine Crabbe, of Havana, Cuba, 
[Eighth Gen<»rationJ Child: 

lti84i. i. Leila LiTiNoftTON Mouse, b, June 25. 1878. 

[Sixth Generation ] 

1668. ill. Sidney Edwards MorsEj third son and child of 
Dr. Jede<iiah and Elizabeth A. Breeze Morse, and grandson of 
Sarah Child and Dea. Jedediah Morse, wasliorn in Churlestown, 
Mass., on the 7th Ffbruary, 1794, niiirriedon the 1st Apiil, 1841, 
Catherine Livingston, dau. of Rev. Dr. Gilbert R Livmgston, 
of Philadelphia, Pa, She was born on the 24th September, 1813. 
Mr Morse giWuated at Yale College, New Haven, Ct, in 1811 ; 
was associated with his brother, Prof. S. R B. Morse, in the 
development of several of his mechanical inventions. He was, 
however, known widely as a joni-nalist, first in 1815 establish- 
ing a weekly religious paper in Boston, Mass., called the Bos- 
ton Recorder; with this paper his connection was brief, and in 
IS23, he united with his younger brother, Rcv.EichaRl Morse, 
in establishing the New York Observer^ the earliest religious 
paper in the St;ite. He inherited the literary tastes of his father, 
and was himself the compiler of works upon physical and poli- 
tical geography. **In June, 1839, he in connection with Henry 
A- Mnnson, produced by a new art termed, Cerography, map i 



BENJAMIK CHILD OF ROXBURV, MASS. 

prints superior to those hitherto known." His death occurre 
in the City of New York, on the 23d December, 187L 
[Seventh Genenifion.] Children: 

J685. i. (liLBBRT liivENosTON M0118K, b. Feb. 8, 1842, m. Feb. 8, 1871jj 
Mary Coles, 

urn. ii. LucuETiA Morse, b. Dec. 28, 1843, m. Oct, 8, 1862, Charles 
Flerrick, 

[Seventh Generation,] 

1685. i. Gilbert Livingston MoRSE^ eldest child of Sidney 
E. and Catherine Livingston Morse, b. in New York City, oi 
the 8th February^ 1842, married on the bth Februaiy, 1S71J 
Mary Coles, dau. of John Coles, of Worthing, England. Sh| 
was b. May 18th, 185(L Mr Moi-se's business, rentier, on Nassat 
street, New York City, Residence in Yonkers, Westehestei 
Co., N. Y. 

[Eighth Oeneralioii,] Children; 

1687. i. Maud LIVI^'«STON Mouse, b, Dec. 17, 1871. 

1688. iL Sidney E. Morse, h. Jan. 29. 1874. 
1669. iii. May Morsk^ b. May 3, 1870. 
1690. iv. EL8IE MoBSE, b. Oct. 8, 1878. 

[Seventh Clenoration.] 

Iiib6* ii. LucRETiA Morse, only dan. of Sidney Edwards^ 
and Catherine Livingston Moi^e, was bom in the City of Ne^ 
York, on the 28th December, 1843. married on the 2d October,| 
1862, to Charles K. Herrick ; separated, she resumes her patema 
name, as do her children. 
[ Eighth Gentn-alion. ] Children : 

169L i. Livingston Bv Morse, b. Aug, 20, 1863. 

1692. ii. Luck ET I A Morse, d. in infancy. 

1693. iii. Kate Mouse, d. in infuney, 
1§94, iv. Edna Morse, b. Aug. 23. 1^69. 

[Sixth Generation. J 

1669, iv. Richard Gary Morse, fourth son aod child of 
Rev, Dr. Jedediah and Catherine Breese Morse, and grandson 
of Sarah Child and Dea. Jedediah Morse, was bom in Charle 
town, Mass., on the 6th May, 1797, married twice — lst>, in 1828,"* 
to Louise Davis; married 2d, in August 1S66, Harriet Mess- 
enger. 

Rev. Mr. Morse grudnatefi from Ya]e College, New Haver 
Ct., in 1812. Studied for the ministrj^ and received his licensure 
but was not long uceupied with the duties of that professionJ 
In 1823, he became the partner of his brother, Sidney E. Morse 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 265 

in publishing the widely circulated journal, the New York Ob- 
server^ a pioneer enterprise in this State, now a fixed fact The 
possession by this family of such distinctive and unusual talents, 
verify the theories of transmission. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

ld95. i. Elizabeth Morsb, b. Aug. 5. 1829, m. 1858, Samuel Colgate. 

1606. ii. Charlotte Morse, b. 1881, m. Aspinwall Hodge. 

1697. iii. SiDNEV E. Morse, b Nov. 25, 1885, m. Nov. 1, 1859, Annie 
Church. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1695. i. Elizabeth Morse, eldest dau. and child of Rev. 
Richard Gary and Louisa Davis Moi'se, b. 5th Aug. 1829, m. in 
1853, Samuel Colgate. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 
1697^. i Richard Morse Colgate. 
1698 ii Gilbert Colgate. 
» 1699. iii. Sidney Colgate. 

1700. iv. Austen Colgate. 

1701. V. Samuel Colgate, Jr. 
1802. vi. Russel Colgate. 

[Seventh Generation. 

1696. ii. Charlotte Morse, second dau. and child of Rev. 
Richard Gary and Louisa Davis Morse, b. in 1831, m. Aspin- 
wall Hodge. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1703. i. Bayard Hodge, d. in infancy. 

1704. ii. A8PIKWALL Hodge, Jr. 

1705. iii. Richard Hodge. 

1706. iv. Hugh Hodge. 

1707. V. Samuel C. Hodge. 

[Seventh Generation. 

1697. iii. SiDXEY E. Morse, eldest son and third child of 
Rev. Richard Cary and Louisa Davis Morse, b. 26th Nov- 
ember, 1835, m. IstNovember, 1859, by Stephen H. Tyng, D.D., 
Miss Anna Matilda Church, dau. of John Bartsee and Maria 
Trumbull Silliman Church, and grand-daughter of Prof. Silli- 
man, of Yale College, New Haven, Ct She was b. August 8th, 
1889. Mr. Morse's business, rentier 140 Nassau St, New York 
City. 

fliighth Generation.] Children : 

1708. i. Mart Trumbull Morse, b. Dec. 7, 1862. 
1700. ii. Elizabeth Brbese Morse, b. June 16, 1864. 

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266 BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBLtRY, MASS. 

[Fourth GetierRtion,] 

1485. vii. Moses Child, seventli child and foiinb son o^ 
Capt Benjamin and Patience Thayer Child, b. in Woodstoclj 
Ct., Oct 27, 1725, m. June 24, 1752, Mary PaysoiL 
[Fifth Generation.] Childreji. 

1710. L LuCEETiA Child, b, in WtM>tist<jek . Ct., Aug. 17, 175<J, (L yoim^j 

1711. ii, RuFis Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct , Aug BO, 1762, m. twice- 
UU Miss Marcy, she died Feb. 3, 1789, in. ad, Jan. 18, 1795, Ann* Bamnti 

1713. iii. John Patson Cuilb, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 17tJ3, 

1713. iv. Olitee Child, b in Woodstock, Ct., July 12, 1764. 

[Filth Generation. 1 

1711. ii. EuFiTS Child, el dast child of Moses and Marj 
Payson Child, b. Aug. 30, 1762, rn. 1st, Miss Marey, she d.| 
Feb, 2, 1789; he m, 2d, Anna Barnum. 
[Sixth Generationd Child. 

1714. i. LucRETLi Ann Child, b. in Woudstock, Ct.^ Aug 0, 170(3. 

[Fifth Generation d 

1220, ix. Chloe Child, fifth daughter and ninth child of 
Capt Elisha and Alice Manning Child of Woodstock^ CouilJ 
kin Woodstock, March 28th, 1767, m. March 31st l79o/ 
Leonard Walker, eldest son of Phineas and Susanna Hyde 
Walker, of Woodstock. 

Mr. Leonard Walker was a mechanic and his ingenuity wa 
remarkably versatile. His father teing a blacksmith, he could 
Bot well avoid that trade. He learned also the art of 
making, which was then after a most primitive fashion ; each^ 
tooth of the card being made singly, and by hand, and the 
holes in the leather for the insertion of the teeth were made ii 
the same slow and laborious manner. After the leather and 
teeth were prepared, they were sent to all the families in the 
region who would receive tbera, that the women and children 
might push the teeth into their place in the leather, Mr. 
Leonard Walker was a pioneer in devising a method to accom- 
plish this work by machinery. Mr, and Mrs. Walker, with 
their family, at that time consisting of four children, in the 
year 1797 removed fi*om Woodstock, Conru, to Strafford, Vt 
In this new settlement, where mechanics were few, his ingenu'^ 
ity had ample range, for not only everything that could by anj 
possibihty come under the name of blacksraithing was done^ 
by him, but clocks, fowling-pieces, spinning-wheels, pocket- 



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267 



cnives, brass-kettles, trunk-locksj jews-harps, tin horns and 

teapots, when out of order, were brought to him ; and he felt 

as much at home in soldering a gold finger-ring, or ear-ring, as 

lie did in splicing a crow -ban As a citizen he was active in 

every enterj^rise that was a benefit to a new country, took a 

deep interest in having the best schools ; was foremost in the 

[ erection of the meeting-house, whose beautiful situation on the 

knoll at tlic north end of the green is unsurpassed He made 

the vane for the steeple in that *' universal manufactory," and 

his son Charles, (afterward the Rev. Charles Walker, D. D.,) 

then eight years old, sawed the laths for the plastering. His 

whole influence was in favor of law and order ; he early em- 

[ braced the cause of temperance, and gave up !iis much loved 

I pipe. In all these good w^ays and wx>rks Mrs. Walker w\^s a 

f thorough help-meeL Guiding Iter children and her w^liole 

1 lioustih<ild in paths of pleasantness and peace, a true *' Mother 

in Ismel.*' For abtmt twenty yeai's Mrs Walker rei^d Scott's 

^m Family Bible through each year, with all the notes and obser- 

^Pvationa Never had a numerous family a more excellent 

mother. Mr. George Walker, the eighth child of Mr. and Miu 

I Leonard Walker, remained at home until he w^as of age, and 
does not remember ever hearing an angry word pass his moth- 
ers lips. Mrs. Walker died on September 1st, 1843, her hus- 
band survived her seven years, passed from earth uii the 9th 
September, lt>5L [Thi^ sketch of Mr. and Mrs. L. Walker ia 
famished us by Mn Geo, Walker, of Northford, Ct] 

I|Sl3ctb GeDeratioti,] Cluldrtin : 
1715, i. Charles Walkkk, 1) Feb. 1, 17^1, m. Sept, 22, 1^8, Lucretia 
Ambrose. 
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Chi 
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ii. Susan Walkeh, b. May 23, 1702» in. De^. Luther Child. 

uL Benjamin' Walker, I). Oct, 11, 1793, d. young. 

IT. Leonard Walker, b. Oct. 1, 1794, riu Sept. U, 1822, IlaiiuaU 

{See deseendanis of VapL John Cliild^ of Bath, iV^, H.^ for ckil- 



V. Alice Walker, b, March 23. 1790, tm Sept. 3, 1831, John 

(Seepage 215, ^\V/ 1229, for chMnn.) 
1720. vi Silvia Walker, b. March 13, 1798, d. April 28, 1874, 
172 L vii, Chix)e Walker, b, Nov. 30, 1799, "a sweet singer,'' d. Sept 
80. 1832. 

1722. viiL George Walker, b. March 8, 1802. hl Jan. 2, 1832, Minerva 
oadley, 

1728. ix Frekman Walker, b, Feb. 4. imh d. Sept. 21, 1837. 
1724. at. Eliza Walker, b. June 6, 1805, ni. MaR-h 29, 1820, Andrew 
handler, d. Dec, 9, 1827, one child. 



BEI^JAMIN CHILD OF BOXBURY^ MASS, 



1725. xi. PfliKias Walker, h. .Jmi, 13, 1807, m. Aug. 10, 1880, Mahala 
Walker. 

1726. xii. Lucius Walker, b. Feb. 1, 18^9, m, Jan. I, 1837, Henriet 
Davenport* d. June 80, 1878. 

1727. xlii. Aldace Walker, U July 20, 1812, m, April 30, 1841, Ma 
A. Baker, d. July 24, 1878. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1 715. i. Rev. Charles Walker, D. D., eldest son of Chloe 
Child and Leonard Walker, b. in Woodstoc^k, Conn., 1st Feb- 
ruary, 1791, was a vigorous, active and wide awake youths fond 
of sports and athletic games, but loving books better ; often he 
would leave his playmates to sit happily beside his mother, read- 
ing such old standard works as Doddridge, Milton, Young and 
Baxter. But he had little leisure for play or reading, for the 
exigencies of a new settlement left small space for pastime. 
The saw-mill, shop and farm kept him (and his younger broth- 
ers) busy, and his labom were performed with a willing mind 
and deft hand. When he was of age he went to Woodstock, 
Conn,, among the friends of his parents, and his own infat 
days; through the influence of these relatives he obtained 
position in a woolen mill, and such was his dexterity, inherit 
from his father, with tlie training of tlie '' universal manufiw 
tory '' of tlie home in Vermont, that he was soon at the hea 
of the establishment, where he continued a few years, givir 
entire satisfaction to his employer's. Under the preaching of 
the Rev. Samuel Backus, he was led to embrace the truth in 
Jesus the Christ, and, like Paul, the first question was ** Lord, 
what wilt Thou have me to do?'' He decided to devote him- 
self to saving others, and he never lost sight of that aim, keep^^ 
ing to it most singly through a long and very useful life. ^H 

Mr. Walker devote<l himself to study for the ministry of the 
Congregational ist order. His fii-st settlement was at Rutlanc 
Veimont, and hither he brought his bride. Miss Lucretia Ar 
brose, of Concord, New Hampshire, to whom he was marri€ 
on the twenty second of September, 1823. Mr. Walker 
mained with the church in Rutland for ten years. After 
period of unusual labor, his voice failed utterly and he wa 
comiielled to resign his parish. Mr. Walker took charge 
the high school in Castleton, Vermoot, and in abotit tv 
years recovered his voice and was settled over a Congreg 
tioual church in Brattleboro, Vermont, in January, 1835," 



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268 




where for eleven years lie was a beloved and successful pastor. 
A very decided stand taken on tlie tempenince question gave 
offence to some of the pui'ish, and le-st injury should befall the 
church Mr. Walker withdrew, preferring the good of others to 
his owji ease— though firm in his \iews of the right in his 
position. In August, 1846, Dr. Walker was installed as pastor 
of a church in Pittsford, YermontT where he continued till» from 
advanced age, he felt impelled to resign — a ministry of more 
than eighteen years had greath' endeared him to tliis people 
In the words of one who knew him well, "Dr. Walker was 
endowed by natu»'e with a mind of vigorous and substantial 
wer. He was clear, consecutive and strong. Few men saw 
r than he did the main points on which the truth of an 
argument depended Few men could put those points into 
statements more simple, logical and conraicing. His intellect 
was healthful. There was nothing morbid, still less senti- 
mental, in his constitution. The robustness of his physical 
health, as well as the practical character of his early training 
contributed, doubtless, to this sound quality of his mental 
action. This characteristic gave his judgment great weiglat 
He was a man strong for counsel In tlie decision of vexed 
questions of controversy, in ecclesiastical or social mattei-s^ his 
verdict was pretty certain to be right. Hence few men were 
oftener called into requisition when diSiculties arose in 
churchea His service upon councils was no smalt or unim- 
portant part of his work. Without being a strenuous or in- 
tense thinker, his mind was active and retained it.s alertness to 
the last He lived in his age. He looked with always inter- 
ested eye upon the pj:'ogress of affairs in state and society. He 
read history for its lessons of pT^actical and present instruction. 
He had delinite u]:jinions in prilitics. He applied the principles 
of the gospel to public atfairs. Hence his occasional dis- 
courses, drawn out b}^ events in the social and political world, 
were always instructive and intei*csting. As a sermonizer he 
was marked by some signal merits. His stjde of composition 
was singularly clear and chaste. He wrote good English, No 
one ever mistook his meaning. This directness and effective- 
ness of address was aided by a pulpit manner in a high de- 
gree impressive. Dr. Walker was a large, digni6ed and hand- 
some man, a man whose presence commanded respect and 



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attention* His voice was penetmting and powerful. It waa 
also expressive of tender and strong emotions, so that in his 
more earnest passages he held his heiirers in an intense and 
solemn grasp. In his so<2ial character Dn Walker was genia 
and aflfectionate. Not a great talker, he was fond of good coa^ 
vei-sation. Ho was loved by all the children. The success 
others pleased him. He did not think that wisdom was dead 
or the world growing worse all the time. But perhaps the' 
most characteristic trait of Dr. Walker was his simplicity. He 
was a man utterly incapable of finesse or duplicity. Few men 
ever carried such demonstration of sincerity in all they did 
Of exceedingly few could it be said with equal truth, he was a 
*man in whom there was no guile.'" Dr. and Mrs. Walker 
had six children. His death occurred on the 28th of Novem- 
ber, 1870. at Pittsfoi'd, Vermont . 

[ftJeventh Generation*] CluMreii : m 

1738, L CeAttLEs A. Walker, b, Sept. tO. 18-34, d. Aug. 12, 1838. 
1720. ii. Anne A. Walker, b. Aug. 26, 1826, m. Aug. 15.1866, toGeorg 

N, BtmrdmBn, Prof, in the Theo. Sera, in Chicago. 

1730. iii. GE<jR(iE Leok Walker, b. April 10, 1830, m. Sept, 16, 1858," 
Maria Wil listen. 

1731. iv. LucRETiA A- Walker, b, May 4, 1832, d. July 18, 1833, 

1732. V. Stephen A. Walker, h. Now 2, 1835, unra. Lawyer in New 
York. 

1733. vi. Henry F. Waj^ker, b, July 3, 1838. Physician; unm. 

[Serenth GeneVation.] 

1730. iii. Rev. George Leon Walker, D. D., son of 
Dr. Charles and Lucretia Ambrose Walker, born in Rutland,T 
Vermont, married Sept W, 1858, Miss Maria Williston. Dr. 
Walker is a clergyman of the Congregationaliat order. Settled in 
Hartfordj Ct Ee has never known vigorous health, jet bas^ 
been able to sustain himself well as a sermonizer ; is an interest^] 
ing, not to say fascinating preacher. The lawyer and the child 
being equally attracted. Dr. Walker's health has been so frail 
as to compel the resignation of several settlements, but as 
strength permits, he still labors for the Master. Dr. and Mrs. 
Walker have had two children. 
[Eighth GeneratioiL] Chiklitn: 

1734. i, WiLLLsToN Walker. l>. Jyly !, 1860. 

1735. ii. Charles A. Walker, h. Sept. 27, 1861, d, July 23, 1869. 

1722. viii. George Walker, eighth child of Chloe Child 
and Leonard Walker, b. in Strafford, Yt, 8th March, 1802» 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 271 

m. Miss Minerva Hoadley, daughter of Jairus Hoadley, Esq., 
of Northford, Ct., 2d January, 1832. 

Mr. Walker was a mechanic and manufacturer. He spent 
his youth upon the home farm, in the saw-mill, and more pleasur- 
ably in the "universal manufactory" of his father, and inherited 
largely the peculiar gifts of his father of brain and hand. Up- 
on attaining his majority he left home, and was fully and suc- 
cessfully employed for some eight years in various machine 
shops. Upon his marriage he settled in New Haven, Conn., 
where he established a lucrative business in stoves, etc. Mr. 
George Walker was the first to introduce patent warm air 
furnaces into churches and dwellings in that city. After resid- 
ing in New Haven about fourteen years, Mr. Walker in the 
year 1844, removed with his family to the City of New York, 
and for fifteen years his was the leading house in the city tor 
warming dwellings and public buildings. He sold out and 
occupied the next ten years in many kindly acts of service for 
others, making this his business as it was truly his pleasure ; 
this included the investigation of the mining and metal resources 
of the country, involving three journeys to the Eocky Moun- 
tains of Colorado, ma^e by mule teams. Not being a writer, 
Mr. Walker has never published an account of these trips, — 
though the home-fireside and social board are often enlivened 
by reminiscences of the varied and amusing experiences of those 
long journeys. Not unremunerative were they either to Mr. 
Walker or his associates. The evening of life is spent by Mr. 
and Mrs. Walker in the home of Mrs. Walker's infancy, where, 
as in all the years of their united life, happiness gilds their un- 
selfish lives, and competence gives ease. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1724. X. Eliza Walker, fifth daughter and ninth child of 
Chloe and Leonard Walker, b. in Strafford, Vermont, June 5, 
1805. m. 29th March, 1825, Andrew Chandler. Mr. and Mrs. 
Chandler had one child, a daughter, who married and has sev- 
eral children. Mr. Chandler died IDth Dec., 1827. 
[Seventh Generation.] Child: 

1736. i. EIlmina Chandler, married to Mr. Richard Lakeman, of Boston. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1736. i. Elmtna Chandler, only child of Andrew and Eliza 
Walker Chandler, and granddaughter of Chloe Child Walker, 
married about 1863, Eichard Lakeman. 



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[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1737, i. Feank Lakeman, b. July 14» 1854, 

1738. ii Emma J. Lakeman, b. Nov. 24, 1857. 
173^. ill. RtcHARO J. Lakeman, b. Jan. 17, 1S61. 

[Sixth Genemtion,] 

1725, xi. Phineas Walkek^ sixth son and eleventh ehild 
of Chioe Child and Leonard Walker, b. in Stratford, Vermont, 
13tL January, 1807, m. 19th August, 1839, Miss Mahala 
Walker, daughter of Freeman Walker, of Connecticut 

Mr, Phineas Walker was the home-&on, and was such a son 
to his parents in their years of tntirmity througb age^ as we ar 
warranted to expect a son to be, whose training is that of scri| 
tural command. It is only a truthful, though high praise to" 
say of him, ^^He is a good specimen of honest New England 
character ; is a deacon in the church, and a substantial sup- 
poner of those things that are of good report" Mn Walker 
combines the farm pursuits with mechanical as did his father. 
This fertility of brain jxiwer seems a frequent possession of 
tiie genuine New Englander, Three children were given then 
of whom onh^ one remains. 
[Seventh Generation. ] Children : 
1740. i, Leonarp Walkejc, b.May L 1836, <t July 1. 184t 
174L ii Hahru:t Walkek. h, Jan. 2, 1888, d. Doc. 15> 1858. 

1742. iii. SisAN Walker* b. July 7, 1842, m. Perlej Chandler. 
[Seventh GenerHtion] 

1742, iii, Su3ANWALKER,thirdchild of Phineas and Mahala 
(Walker) Walker, b. 7th July, 1842, in. Perley Chandler, a 
jeweler of Borre, Vermont, November 11, 1867. Has twc 
children, 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1743. I Dattie Chandler, b. Mnv 9, 1860, 

1744. ii, Minerva Chandler, b. May 24, 1875, d. Sept. 5, 1875* 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1726. xii, Lltcius Walker, seventh son and twelfth chiW 
of Chloe Child and Leonard Walker, b, i!i Strafford, Yermont* 
Feb, 1, 1801), ra. Miss Ilenrietta Davenport, Jan. 1st, 1837, Of 
four children granted to them, only one is now living. Two 
noble sons of rare intellectual powers in early manhood rest 
from their labors, and went home almost on the threshold o| 
their young manhood. Mr. L. Walker d. June 30, 1878. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

1745. i. Alda€E Atwcmjd Walker, b. Jan, 30, 1839, d. Oct, 23, 1861. 

1746. ii. Alice H, Walkek, b. Feb. 10. 1841, d. April 12, 1845. 



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1747. ii. Edna Minerva Walker, b. Oct, 23, 1843, m. Fitzhugh M. Dibble* 

1748. ir. Luotus Piebpont Walkbr, b. Maroh 29, 1845. d. July 13, 1873. 

[Seventh Generation J 

1745. i. Aldace Atwood Walker, eldest son of Lucius 
and Henrietta Davenport Walker, k January 30, 1839. Was 
a genuine scholar, educated at the Free academy iii New York 
Oity* He was a young man of great proraise, and though so 
joung when called home, had already become a successful 
teacher. He died of consumption^ on the 23d of Oct 1861. 
[Seventh Generation,] 

1748. iv. Lucitjs Pierpont Walker, fourth child and 
second son of Lucius and Henrietta Davenport Walker, b. 
March 29, 1846. 

Lucius was in some respects a i^emarkable child. When only 
four years old be would repeat on his sister's metodeon any 
tune she would play ; simple airs of course, as she was young ; 
at 6rst not keeping time, but would touch every note, and soon 
would get the lime. At eight years of age he did not incline 
to music at all, but was wholly absorbed in his studies. He 
would give the diameter of each planet, with its distance from 
the sun, the length of it8 day and yean with the relative size of 
each, and number of their moons, as fast as he could speak. 
And on the blackboard he would make a diagram of the whole, 
and in doing it he would make the chalk fly rapidly. At fifteen 
years of age he was a sly rogue, manifested in sundry ways 
beside running away and enlistmg in the 2d Connecticut Heavy 
Artillery, under the assumed name of Charley Morris, so that 
his parents could not find him* But when once with the array, 
he wmte to his parents, and ever after was as regular in his cor- 
respondence with the home friends as the exigencies of war would 
permit He was, what lie looked, a mere boy, but he carried 
his musket, haversack and other accoutrements like a veteran, 
and never flinched^ though marching twenty-four and even 
thirty -six hours consecutively. He \vas with Gen. Sheridan in 
all the battles of the Shenandoah Valley, in his own words 
we give an incident of his Shenandoah experience : 

** At that time I was stationed at Corps Headtiuarters in the capacity of 
•Provost Guard.' and in eonipaiiy with others of tlie gimrd used frequently 
to go into the countn^ on foraging; expeditioTis, On such ncf^asloni* we gen- 
cmllj went ten or twelve miles froui the earnp, and were of course liable to 
the attacks of guerrillas with whom the eouutry swarmed. At this time we 



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BENJAMIN CHItD OF BOXBURY, MASS. 



started ^iLh the teams about daylight, and after travelling about four houj'?, 
halted at a bam. which jstood near the road; the maia part of our sqaad ^ 
(about twenty in all) e<nnmenc<?d loading the waiifons with hay» sending out 
six of us 'sheep-hunting,' which always formed an irnportanl fiart of ouf 
expeditiouij; having the reputntifm of a good shot, I was chosen one of th»J 
six. We did not find any until we had gone fully half a mile from the 
wagons, when we saw a la rgii floek in an inclosed lot. When suflicientlyl 
near, we opened fire.' The echoing report* of our pieces had scarcely died j 
away when we suddenly saw three pulfs of white smoke arise tnnn a beltl 
of wood directly Ijefore vlh, about two hnndrtnl yanls distant, and three ] 
bullets with their peculiar zip, zip, zip. flew past our hea<ls As ttur mtis- 
kets w^re discharged we could not return the flre. but started for the wagons 
at fuil speed, followed by a scattering volley uf musketry from at least twenty 
mounted guerrillas, whom we could now see emerging from the wood on the j 
gallop toward us. As we were on foot we knew it would b© useless to try to 
outrun them, and consequently determined to fight it out. For this purpose 
we selected an old building composed of huge pine logs, which Pro video rial I jr J 
stood near. On arriving here we loatled our pieces, and as the guernllas^J 
came wnthin fifty yards we fired into them, which knocked one man over 
and brought the rest to u. halt For a f<^w moments all was quiet Then 
one of them approached waving a handkerchief and calling on us to surren-J 
der if we did not want our d-<l throats cut; we told him we could not see] 
the point, when he departed cursing like a pirate, in which he was assisted ] 

by his comrades, who all tried to see who could vituperate the Yankees^j 

the worst, treating us with an occasional bullet, but not dari g to advance-] 
We kept up a random fight for a short time* but fearing our ammunitioa | 
would become exhausted, resolved tu f ease firing until they made sf*me new 
hostile demonstration. In a few moments we saw they were trying to flank 
us, about half of them going on our right, and the rest on tmr left. Pres- ^ 
ently wi* sj'iw they were jircparing for a charge: acconlingly, three of us 
took one side and three the other, fixed our bayonets and resolved tc* s^ll 
our lives dearly. Soon they advanced, receiving our fire which killed two] 
of them when within twenty yards we rose and prepared to give them cold 
steel* when suddenly an overwhelming volley was poured into them by a 
party of our cavalry, which were out on a scout. At this new turn of affairs 
the surviving rufflans instantly ma<ie tracks, but were pursued and taken 
pris<jners before they could reach their horses. Among the nine prisonei-s 
was the notrjrious Dick Saunders. Thirteen < ther guerrilJa^ lay on the 
ground kilU'd and wounded. After this we left for our wagons, not however j 
forgetting oursheep/^ 

In his sketch of his army life, he thus describes the battle of 
Cedar Ci^eek : 

*'Just l^ifore morning we heaitl several volleys of musketry, but at first 
paid little attention to it, as we thought it picket-firing. We were soon in- ] 
formed of our mistake tor orders came to pack up and fall in. We formed 
in line and marched toward the firing, halting in the road just in front of a 
ravine. The morning was foggy, and we could not see far. but presently 
diseoveiisd two lines of battle in front of us, which we t*wk to be our own 
men. But on receiving a volley from them learned our mistake. We re- 



AND ntS DESCENDANTS. 



275 



plied to their fire for about fifteen raioQtes, and then being ordered to fall 
back, a panic seemed to seize everybwi j, and fnr about two miles we made 
c|uick time, unti' we were stopped by a Une uf our cavalry, when we (the 0th 
corps) halted and soon after gave the Rebels two tremendous volleys which 
had the effect of making them t^top quite !*udden)y. We then were put on 
the skirmish line for about three hours, when the arrival of Shpfidau fixed 
things up by forniiog for a charge which was sewn done, and in all my army 
life, I never saw a m*)re desptTute cimrge. The Johnnies stood as long as 
they could and then left, and when night came we found ourselves in our 
old camp, and thus ended the battle of Cedar Creek.'* 

After Lee's surrender he had an honorable discharge. He 
had not grown ranch in his three years' service, and his musket 
shoulder was drawn down so much we feared it might prove a 
permanent deformity. But he soon began to grow, his shoulder 
obtaiiia:! it!? right pasition, and he became a good-sized^ well 
fornied man. The family moving from New Haven, Conn., to 
Louisville, Kentucky, and his four year old pasvsion for music 
reviving, he was soon at the head of the musical profession in 
Louisville; and was by a unanimous vote elected leader of the 
Organist Club. He composed several airs. He never used to* 
bacco, never took intoxicating drinks, though both were so com 
mon in the artiiy. He became a communicant of the church, 
and ivas in every respect an exemplary young man. His death 
was sudden and unaccountable, He was bathing with others 
in the Ohio river, sank and did not rise. His death was upon 
the 14Th July, 1872, when in his twenty-tifth year.' 
[Sixth Generation ] 

1727. xiii. Rev. Aldace Walker, D. D., thirteenth child 
and eighth son of Chloe Child and Leonard Walker, was bora 
in Strafford, Vernioiit, 10th July, 1812. He was an ex- 
oee<lingly pleasant boy an<l a studious youth. At the age of 
eighteen he was converted, and immediately commenced prepa- 
ration for the ministry. He graduated from Dartmouth Col* 
lege, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1837; and from the Theo- 
logical Semir*ary in Andover, Mass., in 1840. In the same 
year he was called to settle over the Congregational church in 
West Rutland, Vermont, where he remained until 1862, when 
failing health compelled him to give up the pastorate, to the 
lasting regret of his people. After two years his health was so 
far restored m to permit him to accept a call to Wallingford^ 
Vermont, where he remained until his death. 

• We Me indebted tt* his Tncle Mr George Walker for this sketch. 



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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASa. 



Early in his ministry he was elected a member of the corpo- 
ration of Middlebury College, to whose interests he was ever 
after devoted. He was for many ye'dvs a corporate member of 
the ** American Board of Foreign Missions/' In the language 
of one who knew him well» ** The character of Dr, Alda 
Walker was a harmonious one, centered upon an abiding pur 
pose, and distinguished by sound judgcnent, such as usually 
comes from absence of selfishneas, and devotion to a great 
cause. Such a character drew to itself duties as well as digni- 
ties. In die general convention and in the councils of the 
church, as well as in the affairs of his own parish, his wise ad- 
vice was sought and followed He wfts a leader by the divine 
right of superior wisdom, tact and fidelity. It was impossible 
to come within the reach of his character without being im- 
pressed with its sincerity ; its entire freedom from disturbing 
ambition, and the depressing influence of a conflict between the 
outward surroundings of life and its inward purpose. In his 
ministry of twenty one years in West Rutland, he became 
identirted with his parish in an unwonted degree. His wor 
were received with respect by his people who always trust 
hinu Revivals marked his ministry, which had no drawbacl 
to its success. It stands a monument of his life. lie wa 
happy in his work, which never fretted him. He had a facalty 
of saying and doing things easily. His power was in the pul- 
pit, where he showed bis capacity to lead men. He never mis- 
led his hearera or left them in doubt, that it was best for them 
to accept the truth. As trustee of Middlebury College he was 
always self-possessed, and never doubted that a way would 
open out of all difficulties. No one had a calmer head^ or 
firmer decision.'' Dr. Aldace Walker was married to Miss 
Mary A. Baker, April 30th, 18il, in the same year of his grad^y 
nation from the Theological Seminary and settlement at Wefl^^ 
Rutland. YermouL Dr. Walker^s death wcurred at Walling- ' 
ford, Vermont, the place of his last parochial charge. 24ti 
July, 1878. 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

1749, i. Alpace F, Walker, b. Maj 11, 1842, m. April 6, 1868, Katie 
Shaw* 

1760. ii, Leonard Bakee Walker, K Oct. 5, 1845, d. Aag. 6. 1840. 

175L iii. Mary Malvixa Walker, b. Nov. 18, 185l| is a teacher in 
Brattleborough, Vermont. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 277 

[Seventh Oeneration.J 

1749. i. Aldace F. Walker, eldest child of Rev. Dr. 
Aldace and Mary A. Baker Walker, b. in West Rutland, Ver- 
mont, m. Miss Katie M. Shaw, April 6, 1868. Mr. Walker is 
a lawyer and resides in Rutland, Vt 
[Eighth Oeneration . ] Children : 

1752. i. RiCHAED Walkee, b. Oct. 25, 1872, d. Jan. 19, 1876. 

1758. ii. Robert Walkee, b. Aug. 24, 1874. 

1754. iii. Haeold Walkee. b. June 5, 1876. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

1222. xi. Betsey Child, seventh dau. and eleventh child 
of Capt Elisha and Alice Manning Child, b. in Woodstock, 
Ct., 1778, m. Feb. 21, 1797, Alfred Walker, son of Phineas and 
Susannah Hyde Walker. An excellent mechanic doing busi- 
ness in East Woodstock, Ct, the place of his birth. A man of 
genial disposition, affable, hospitable, of strict integrity, and a 
most excellent citizen. A worthy father of seven children, 
who have not failed to honor their parentage. Mr. Walker 

was born March 29, 1774, d. 

[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

1755. i. Emily Walkee, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Feb. 3, 1797, m. 1883, 
Isaac E. Smith. 

1756. ii. Elisha Child Walkee, b. Sept. 1799, m. Sept. 30, 1824, Sylvia 
Child, (For children see No. 912, p. 195.) 

1757. iii. Adaline Walkee, b. in Woodstock. Ct., 1801, m. August 14, 
1821, John Hibbard. 

1758. iv. Elviea Walkee, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Aug. 5, 1803, d. 1880, 
unmarried. Much admired for personal beauty, loveliness of character and 
accomplishments as a singer. 

1759. V. Alfeed Walkee, b. in Woodstock, Ct.. July 29, 1805, m. 
Eunice Minor. Mr. W. is a real estate and loan broker in New Haven, Ct. 
Had several children. 

1760. vi. James Walkee, b. in Woodstock, Ct., March 12, 1808, m, 
Isabel Hibbard. Farmer and mechanic, resides in Woodstock, Ct. Had 
two daughters, not living. 

1761. vii. William Walkee, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 15, 1810, m. 
Marie Dunham in 1886. d. March 27. 1870. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1755. i. Emily Walker, eldest dau. and child of Betsey 
Child and Alfred Walker, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Feb. 3, 1797, 
m. Ib33, Isaac E. Smith, a lumber merchant of New York City. 
She d. October 29, 1870. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

1762. i. Edwaed A. Smith, b. in New York, July 25, 1835, m. March 3, 
1868, Mrs. Melissa Heath. 



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17G3. ii Ernest L. Smith, b in Xes? York, N<»v, 29, 1837, lu. Ajirif 
18156, CHioline VV. Marther; have no f'hiKlri*n, Mr. Smith is iu the IuibIh?^ 
business with his father in New York tity. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1762. i. Rev. Edward A. Smith, eldest son of Emily Walker 
and Isaac E. Smith, and grandson of Betsey Child Walker, b, 
July 25. 1835, m, March 3, 1868, Mrs. Melissa Heath {ne 
Knox), dau. of Charles W. Knox of Chester, Mass. Rev. MrJ 
Smith is pastor of the Congregational church in FariningtouJ 
Ct.; have two children. 
[Eighth Genera Hon.] Chi hi rem 

1701. i, Herbeet K.vox oMrrn. h. in Chester, Ma^s,, Nov. 7, 1869. 

1765. ii, Earnest Wjllkeb Smith, b iu Farmington, Ct., Jtiut* 5, 187y 

[Sixth Genomtion.] 

1757. lii. Ajmlinh Walker, third child of Betsey Child 
and Capt Alfred Walker of Eiist Woodstock, Ct., b. 1801, m. 
Aug. 14 1821 J John Hibbard, naoved to Dundee, III, d. July 

24,1857. 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 
, 1760. i. John HiBBARn. b. Dee. 24, 18^6, m. Nov. 18» 1851. Cathnrinel 
Thompson. 

1767. ii. Atjeline Hibbard, b. aliout 1838, in. Nov. 8. 1865, L. D. Ken- 
dAlL 

1708. iii. Elvira Hibbaed, b. Dec. 25, 1881, m. Jan. 15, 1852, Geo. E.J 
Skde. 

1760. iv, Emily HiBBAiiD, b. Dec. 25, 1831, d, Maj 7, 1^57. 

1770. T. MiNEavA Hlbbard, b. Jan. 23, 1836, m. Set>t. 20, 1859, Frank 
Slade. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

176<>. i. John IIibbahd, first child of Adaline Walker and] 
John Kibbiird, and grandson of Betsey Chihl Walker, b. Deci 
24, 1826, m. Nov. 18, 1851, Catharine Thompson, she d. July] 
6, 1857 ; ni. 2d, Elizal^eth GtK>dwin, she d. 1861» ; m. 3d, Le*] 
vantia Richards. 
[Eighth GenerRtion.] Childri^n: 

By first marriiiijfe. 

1771. i. John LiiWKENCE IJiBBARn, V». July 2, 1857. 

By second ninrrittge. 

1772. ii Prank G. Hibbard, b. May \\ 1807. 

By third nuirriage. 

1773. iii. LoL li* R. Uihbard. b July 8, 1874 

1774. XV. Kate E. UraiiARD, b.Sept, 19,1877. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 279 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1767. ii Adeline Hibbard, second child of Adaline 
Walker and John Hibbard, and granddaughter of Betsey 
Child Walker, b. about 1828, m. L. D. Kendall, Nov. 8, 1850. 
[Eighth Generation. ] Child : 

1775. i. Arthur D. Kendall, b. July 3. 1852. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1768. iii. Elvira Hibbard, third child of Adaline Walker 
and John Hibbard, and granddaughter of Betsey Child 
Walker, m. Jan. 15, 1852, Geo. E. Slade. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1776. i. Emily Slade. b Nov. 8, 1852, m. Dec. 25, 1872, Emmet O'Con- 
nell. 

1777. ii. Charles W. Slade, b. March 18, 1857. 

1778. iii. Addie W. Slade, b. May 1, 1861. 

1 Seventh Generation.] 

1770. V. Minerva Hibbard, fifth child of Adaline Walker 
and John Hibbard, and granddaughter of Betsey Child 
Walker, b. Jan. 23, 1836, m. Sept. 20, 1859, Frank Slade. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1779. i. Harry G. Slade, b. March 22, 1861. 

1780. ii. Susie Slade, b. April 17, 1867. 



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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



CHAPTER Tl\ 



Edward Child, the tkird cliild of Capt Benjamin and 
Morris Chi!d^ was not of the families that went to Woodstoci 
Ct lie remained on the old homestead and raised a family in* 
Boxbur3^ Mass. We note this fact, as we give the other sot 
as emigrating to Woodstock, under head of WoodstocI 
Families. 

[Third Geueratiori.] 

17, ill. Edward Child, third child and son of Benjamin 
and Grace Morris Child, and grandson of the Emigrant Benja- 
min Child, b. in Koxbury, Mass., Nov. 1, 1687, m. 1712 Mar-^ 
garet Weld He was the possessor of the old homestead 
the successor of his father Benjamin Child, Jr. He was well 
known as a glazier and as a farmer, and noted as a large 
landholder, holding grants in numerous deeds, copies of which 
and a number of originals are in the possession of David Weld 
Child, of Boston, and later of Auburndale, Mass., of theseventh| 
generation. 

[Fourth Generation.] Children. 

1781. i. Hanxah Ch(ld, b. in Roxbiiry. Mjuss., l>ec. 7, 1713, m. April 18,, 
1734, Thomas Baker, Jr. 

1782. ii. John Ciuld, b. in Hoxbury, Mass., Jan. 20, 1714, m. Jan. 23,| 
1742, Esther Child. 

1783. iii, Eleazbb. Child, b. in Roxburj, Mass., March 11, 1717, d. yg. ' 

1784 iv. Stephen Cbild, b. in Roxbary, Mass., Aug. 19. 1719, m. 

178-V V, En WARD CritLD, Jr., b. in Roxbury, Mass., Sept. 13, 1721, m 

Misis Perrin. 

[Fourth Generation,] 

1782. ii. John Child, second ehild and eldest son of Ed 
ward and Margaret Weld Chikl, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Jan.^ 
26, 1714, m. Jan. 26, 1742, Esther Child. 
I Fifth GeneraHon ] Children. 

1786. i, Hanxaii Ohild, b. in Rijxbary, Mass., April 30, 1743, d» young. 

1787. ii, MARQAgET Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., April 8, 1745, d, April 
26, 1775. 

1788. iii. Pri5h:tlla t*KiLD, b, in Roxbury, Mass., Dec, 20, 1748. d. April 
14, 1750, 

17S9. iv. Hannah Child, 2d. b. in Roxbury, Mass., Jan, 80, 1750, m. 
March 17, 1774, Abner Crart. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 281 

1790. V Esther Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., March 3, 1753, d. young. 

1791. vi. John Child, Jr., b. in Roxbury, Mass., June 16, 1756. He 
was successor to Edward Child, his grandfather, to the old homestead of 
Benjamin Child. He also was well known as a glazier, as well as a large 
possessor of landed estates, there being twenty or more original deeds and 
copies of which he was the grantee. He died unmarried at Wrentham, 
Sept. 2, 1825. 

1792. vii. Stephen Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Aug. 10, 1758, m. May 
25. 1786, Sarah Weld. 

1793. viii. Johanna Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Oct. 10, 1760. 

1794. ix. Ann Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Jan. 22, 1762, unmarried. 

1795. X. Catharine Child, b in Roxbury, Mass., Sept. 3, 1764, m. John 
Dale. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

1792. vii. Stephen Child, seventh child and second son of 
John and Esther Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Aug. 10, 1758^ 
m. May 25, 1786, Sarah Weld. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children. 

1796. i. Stephen Child. Jr., b. in Roxbury. Mass., March 16, 1787, ra. 
Dec. 3, 1813, Hepzebah Coburn Richards. 

1797. ii. John Weld Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass.. Feb. 8, 1789, m. April 
24, 1817, Sarah Richards. 

1798. iii. Margaeet Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., March 11, 1791, m. 
Feb. 9, 1814, Benjamin Williams. 

1799. iv. Harriet Child, b. April 11, 1798, m. Augustus Perrin. 

1800. V. Sarah Weld Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass , June 9, 1795. d. 1811. 
1801 vi. David Weld Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., June 27. 1798. d. 

Sept. 20, 1798. 

1802. vii. David Weld Child, 2d, b. in Roxbury, Mass.. Aug. 2, 1799, d. 

1816, by a fall which fractured the spine. 

1808. viii. Edward Augustine Child. ) ^. Aug. 8, 1804, m. Sarah Wales. 

> Twms. 

1804. ix. Esther Child. ) b. Aug. 8, 1804, d. 1805. 

1805. X. Euzabeth Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., July 28, 1805, d. Aug. 
7. 1805. 

1806. xi. Benjamin Franklin Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Oct. 12, 
1806. m. Aug. 17, 1886, Helen Brown. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1796. i. Stephen Child, Jr, eldest child of Stephen and 
Sarah Weld Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., March 16, 1787, m. 
Dec. 2, 1813, Hepzebah Coburn Richards. Mr. Child was a 
coal and lumber dealer in Boston. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children. 

1807. i. Sarah Child, b. in Boston, Mass., Jan. 6, 1815, m. Dec, 1840, 
Elbridge Gerry Dudley, by Rev. John Pierrepont. 

1808. ii. William Henbt Child, b. in Boston, Mass., Oct. 8, 1816, d. 
Nov. 28, 1816. 

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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY^ MASa 



Oct 10, 1820, tn. 



1809. Hi. Margaret Child, b. in Boston, Mass., Jan. 4, 1818| m. Jn 
14. 1854, John Albree. 

1810. iv, Martba Ann Child, b, in Boston, M 
Nov. 19, 1857» E. G. Dudley. 

1811. V. David Weld Child, b. in Boston, Mass., Aug. 7, 1823, in, Ja 
13, 1848, Olive Turner Thayer 

1812. vi, Stephen Franklin Child, b, in Boston, Mass., Dec. 8, 18S4» ] 
March 27, 1851, Mary E. Follett. 

1813. vii, Daniel Weld Child, b, in Boston, Mass, Jan. 35» 1828. m. 
May 5. 1850, Ellen B. Cunningham. ^ 

1814. viiL Marv Rh'Hard8 CniLD, b. in Boston, Mass. Nov. 7, 1831. V 

1815. ix. Elizabeth Ricbarus Child, b. in Boston, Mass , March 4, 1835, 
d. Nov. 27, 1835. 

[Seventh Generation.] ^ 

1811. V. David Weld Chtld, fifth child and second son of 

Stephen^ Jr., and Hepzebuh Cob urn Child, K in Boston, Mass^ 

Aug. 7, 1822, ni. bj Rev. Dr. N. Adams, Jan. 13, 1848, < 

Turner Thayer, dan* of Geo. W. Thayer^ a merchant of 

ton. Mrs. C. was b. May 7, 1823. Mr. Child was formerly. 

grain dealer; later a i*eal estate broker in Boston, Besides 

Wci^t Newton, Mass, 

fEighlh Gpneration.] Children: 

1810. i. LrcY CniLD, ) b- in Boston, Dec. 28, 1848, d. soon. 
V Twins. 

1817. ii. Waltkr Child, ) b. in Boston, Dee. 38, 1848, d Nov. 5, 1862, 

1818. iiL Caroline Child, b June 2S, 1852, in Boston, Mass. 
1810. iv. Harriet Child, b. in Boston, July 25, 1851 

1820. V. Geo. Stephen Child, ) ^^- J" Boston, Ap, 17, '58. d. Ap. 21, '5 

[ Twins. 
1831. vi. GRArE Morris Child, ) b, in Boston, Ap. 17, '58, d. Ap. 18, '5 

1822. vi). Frances Child, b. in Boston, Aug. 21, 1850. 

1823, viii. Stephen Child, b. in Boston, Aujb^. 14, 1866. 



{Seventh Generation,] 

1813. vii. Daniel Weld Child, seventh child and fourth, 
son of Stephen, Jr., and Hepzebah Gobuni Richanls Cbil 
in Boston, Jan. 25, 1828, m. 1859, Ellen B. Cunningham. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1824. i. Edith ('hild, k in Boston. Mass, Oct. 31, 1859. 

1835. ii. Makgaeet Child, I*, in Boi^ton, Mass., Oct. 21, 1862, 

fSiith Generation*] 

1797. ii. JoHX Weld Cen.D, second child and second son 
of Stephen Gbild, Jr., and Sarah Weld Child, b. in Roxbury, 
Mass., Feb. 8, 178t^, m. April 24, 1817, Sarah Richards. She 
was born Aug. 9, 1794, d. 1832; he d. March 21, 1864. 
{Seventh GenemtionJ Children: 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 283 

1826. i. Mary Caroline Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Jan. 15, 1818, m. 
May 2, 1840, Stephen Jenks. 

1827. ii. Esther Maiua Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., May 12, 1819, m. 
Feb. 10, 1842, J. Metcalf. 

1828 iii. John Avery Richards Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Aug. 29, 
1821,^ lives in Dorchester, Mass. 

1829. iv. John Weld Child, Jr., b. in Roxbury, Mass., June 6, 1823, d. 
1840. 

1830. V. Edward Augustus Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Feb. 28, 1825, 
m. 1854, Amanda Peet. 

1831. vi. Sarah Richardson Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Oct 24, 1827. 
She was a popular teacher in the public schools of Dorchester, to which she 
was for many years attached. Her death was much lamented. 

1832. vii. Stephen Child, b. Oct. 5, 1831, d. young. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1806. xi. Benjamin Franklin Child, ninth child and 
sixth son of Stephen and Sarah Weld Child, b. in Roxbury, 
Mass., Oct 12, 1806, m. Aug. 17, 1836, Helen Brown. He 
resided at Hardin, Calhoun county, 111., where he died (date of 
death not ascertained). 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

1833. i. Margarbi' Child, b. in Hardin, Calhoun Co., 111., June 3, 1838, 
d. Aug. 17, 1839. 

1834. ii. Stkphen Child, b. in Hardin, Calhoun Co., 111., June 20, 1840. 

1835. iii. Bbkjahin Franklin Child, Jr., b. in Hardin, Calhoun Co., 
m., July 11, 1842, d. Jan. 22, 1848. 

1836. iv. Thomas Brown Child, b. in Hardin, Calhoun Co., 111., June 
25, 1844, d. Sept. 3, 1845. 

1837. V. Joseph Pkrrin Child, b. in Hardin, Calhoun Co., III., Oct. 9, 
1845, d. Sept. 28, 1846. 

1838. vi. Edward Child, b. in Hardin, Calhoun Co., 111., May 2, 1849, 
d. of cholera, Aug. 8, 1851. 

1839. vii. Harriet Helen Child, b. in Hardin, Calhoun Co., 111., June 
14, 1849, d. Aug. 22, 1851. 

1840. viii. George Brown Child, b. in Hardin, Calhoun Co., 111., June 
12, 1851. 

1841. ix. Sarah Child, b. in Hardin, Calhoun Co.. 111.. Oct. 30, 1853. 

1842. X, Frank Child, b. in Hardin, Calhoun Co., III., Aug. 27, 1855. 
The unusual mortality in this family is remarkable, the cause or causes of 

which in most instances are not reported. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

1784. iv. Stephen Child, fourth child and third son of 
Edward and Margaret Weld Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Aug. 
17, 1719. Was a soldier in the successful expedition under Gen- 
eral Pepperell, (afterwards Sir William Pepperell, made Baronet 
for his prowess, the first of the American Colonists to receive a 



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title ;) mostly from Boston and vicinity — to Port Royal^ in 1745, 
at a period when England was disputing claims with the French. 
Port Royal then in possession of the French, was captnred and 
became a British Province, under the name of Nova Scotia. 
When Louisburg, whicli had been called the Gibmltar of 
America, was taken, and the army had entered the city, th^ 
soldiers were filled with amazement at the ease with which thi 
had possessed it. The fortifications had c^ist five millions 
dollars, and had been regarded as impregnable. Yet an nndisci- 
plined army of four thousand farmers and fishermen had gained 
an easy possession. They seemed inspired with the words of 
Whitefield, then in Boston, to the little army as it was about to 
set sail i '^ Nothing is to be despaired of when Christ is the 
leader;^ M 

Having no date by which to determine with certainty the fac^^ 
and time of Stephens Child's marriage, our knowledge of his 
descendants is inferential rather than positive. But there ib 
strong circumstantial evidence that Aaron Child, bom in Box- 
bury, Mass., in 1741, was the son of this Stephen Child, of the 
Port Royal expedition. We think that perfect assurance may 
sometime be obtained.* Lemuel Child who kept the famous 
Peacock tavern in Roxbury, Mass., is known to have be en a 
brother to this Aaron Child 

An amusing incident is related as occurring at this popular 
place of resort '^ When the British oflScers were in Boston, 
Mass., they frequently made up skating parties for sappers, and 
after exercising at the pond, would ride over and partake of the 
good cheer of the Peacock. Upon one of these occasions, so say^^ 
tradition, the "pretty maid" of the iVin, afterwards Mrs. Wi^| 
liams, a niece of the inn-keeper, was followed by one of the gay 
young bloods ioto the cellar, whither she had gone for supplies 
for the tabla Being familiar with the premises, she blew out 
the lighted candle she held in her hand and made her escape, 
not forgetting to fasten the cellar door behind her. After 
thumping his head against the rafters in the vain effort to follow 
her, her persecutor was finally obliged to alarm the house before 

* It any of Lemuel Chlld^s des^ieadants should see this volume and have 
hi th*?ir possession any data relative to the ancestry of Aaron Child, borti 
1741, they mil eotifer a favor by communicating with Stephen Child ot 
New Hartford, Oueida county, New York, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTa 285 

he could be released from his awkward position.'* Washington 
and other distingushed officers were frequent visitors here dur- 
ing the siege. Lemuel Child led the minute men of the third 
parish in the Lexington battle. — {Roxbury paper,) 

[Fifth Generacion.] 

1843. Aaron Child, son of Stephen Child of RoxburJ, 
Mass., b. in Roxbury, Masa, in 1741, m. Nov. 9, 1869, Susan- 
nah Gridlej, who was b. in Roxbury, in 1746, died Jan. 10, 
1835. Mr. Aaron Child died Aug. 6, 1795. 

[Sixth Generation] Children : 

1844. i. Aaron Child, Jr , b. Jan. 1. 1770, m. Mary Hall. 

1845 ii. Stephen Child, b. July 17, 1771. m. Dec. 22, 1803, Rebecca 
Williams. 

1846. iii. Susannah Child, b. Aug. 22, 1776, m. 1804, William Blake. 

1847. iv. Anna Child, b. Sept. 3, 1779, in Brookline, Mass., d. Oct. 14, 
1866. 

1848. V. Mary Child, b. Feb. 4, 1788, m. about 1808, Rufus Babcock. 
Pour other children were bom to this couple, two named Lemuel, one Sam- 
uel, and one William, but they died in infancy, and neither the dates of 
their births or deaths are known. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1844. i. Aaron Child, Jr, eldest son and child of Aaron and 
Susannah Gridley Child, b. in Brookline, Mass., Jan. 1, 1770, m. 
about 1794, Miss Mary Hall, who was b. Oct 21, 1772, in New- 
ton, Mass., and died July 26, 1847. Mr. Child died May 11, 
1847. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

1849. i. Aaron Child, Jr., b. Dec. 21, 1795, d. Aug. 3, 1839. ». 44. 

1850. ii. Mary Miller Child, b. Oct. 16, 1799. m. David Hall. 

1851. iii. WiLUAM Child, b. Aug. 21, 1802, m.abt. 1826, Hannah Howes. 

1852. iv. Catherine Eliza Child, b. Feb. 2, 1805, d. June 11, 1859, ae. 54. 
1858. V. Edward Hall Child, b. April 11, 1808, m. Miss Haskell, d. in 

Boston, Sept. 16, 1826. 

1854. vi. Emilt Child, b. March 15, 1811, m. 1st, George Hodges ; m. 2d, 
Mr. Kipley. 

1855. vii. Rebecca B. Child, b. Aug. 8, 1815, m. abt. 1842, Hiram Hall. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1851. iii. William Childs, third child and second son of 
Aaron and Mary Hall Child, b. in Eoxbury, Mass., Aug. 21, 
1802, m. about 1826, Hannah Bradford Holmes, who was b. 
Aug. 16, 1S04. Mrs. H. B. H Child d. Dec. 7, 1875. Mr. 
Wm. Child was a real estate broker in Boston. Residence, 
Dorchester, Masa, where he died April 22, 1878, ae. 76. 



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[Eighth Geuenition.] Children: 

1856. L WiLLiAJi Childj^, Jr., b. 1£®7, imm. Resides in California. 
185T. ii Mary Axif Chjld^ b. Man h 11. 1831, m. 1853. Isaac W. Pierce. 
18%. iii. CcTRTLS Childs, b. March 4. 1$35, m. 1860, Louisa Ereleth. 

1859. iv. Ajirok Chiij>sk d. at 17 years of age. 

1860. T. Oeo&oe CaiLDS, d. at 10 years of age. 
18<51. vi. Ab^er CttRTis Ceiu*s, d. one year old* 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1857. ii. Mary Ann Childs, eldest dau. and second child 
of William and Hannah B. Holm^ Childs, b. March 11^ 1831» 
m. 1852^ laaac W. Pierce, who was born July 24, 1827, and died ] 
April 20. 1876. 
[Niixtb Generation.] Children: 

1862. i, JjlUeh PiERCB, b. Feb 6, 1853. 

1803. ii. Lizzm Pierce, U June 19, 1862. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1858. iii. CuHTis Childs, second son and third child of 
Willijirn and Hannah B. Holmes Childs, b. May 4, 1835, 
1860, Louisa Eveleth, who Wiis bora June, 1837, 
[Ninth Generation,] Children: 

1804. i. Jennte Childs, b. March 22, 1862. 

1865. ii, Lucy CmLDe, b. Dec. 17, 1864. 

1866. iii. Hannah Chu.ds, b. May 16» 1867. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1856. vii, Rebecca B. Childs, fonnh dau. and seventh child 
of Aaron and Mary Hr*ll Child, b. Aug. 8, 1815, m. Hiram Hall, 
abt 1842. Mrs. R. B. Child Hall died in Jamaica Plains, on 
the 19th January, 1873. 
[Eighth Gcaerntion ) Children. 

1807, i. Ei>WARii C. Halu Ik April 3, 1843. 

1808. li, lliRAM Oall, Jr., b. Dec. 17, 1844. 
180». iii. Heney G. Hall, b. Jan. 23, 1849. 

1870. iv. Emma R. Hall, b, Aug. 23, 1853. 

1871. V. Walter D. Hall, b. Dec. 13. 1855. 

1872. vi. Albert B. Hall, b. April 13, 1858. 



[Sixth Generation J 

1845. ii. Stephkn Childs, second gon and child of A 
and Siiaannah Gridley Child, b. in Brookline, Mass., July 17, 
1771, m. Dec. 22, 1803, Rebecca Williams, of Dorchester, She 
was K at Hoxbuiy, Mass., March 29, 1781, and d. Jan. 3, 1865. 
Mrs. Rebecca W. Childs was a descendant of Gov. Winslow, of 
Massachusetts, her mothers maiden name being* Rebecca Wins- 
low. He «1. Jan. 16, 1863, aged 91. 



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287 



[SeTenth Oenomtiun.] Children: 

1873. i* Bebbcca Winslow Cmilds, b. 1804, m. June 12, 1832^ Reuben M, 
StaekfHjle. 

1874. ii. SuSAXXAH Chilps. b. Mamh 2, 1806. m, Feb. 10, 1836, Galen V. 
Bowditoh, 

1875. lii. Stephen Cbilds. Jr., K Jan. 25, 1808, m. Oct. 1, 1845, Harriet 
Richardson. 

1876. iv. Henev Cbilixs h. Dec. 31, 1800, m. May 10, 1863, Elleu J. Neal. 

1877. V- MiRTBA Williams Cbilm, h. Feb. 7, 1812, m. Juno 12, 1838, 
Galen V. Bowditch. 

1878. vi Nathaniel RtonLEs f^HtLOS, b. July 15, 1814, lo. 1p1. April 30, 
1846, Eliza Etta Stone; m, 24, Nov. 9. \m9, Cari4iue 1>. llaydnn. 

187^. vii, Samuel Ghidley Thilds, b. >Iay 20, 1817, d. Jan. lU, 1818. 

1880. viii. Sarah Wlvslow C'hildh, b. Det:-, 5, 1818, m. June l,1848,Wm, 
J. Hyde. 

1881. iiL Albert Childs, b. May 3, 1821, m. Dec, 3, 185<S, Anna M, 
Dudley, 

1882. X, George Childs, b. Dec. 37, 1823, d. Feb, 15, 1869, unm. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1873. i. Rebecca Winslow Childs, eldest child of Stephen 
and Rebecca Williaoie Childs, b. in Roxbury» Mass., m 1804^ 
m. June 12, 1832, Reuben Markhnm Steickfxile^ who was b. 
April 8, 1792. Reside at Boaion Highlands, 
[Eighth GencraUon,] Children: 

11883. i. I'tiARLEs Markiiam Stackpole, b. Sept, 23, 1833, d. Aug. 24, 1834. 
1884. ii. Horace Markham Stagkpole, b, March 16, 1835, d. Sept. 7, 
1887. 
, 1885. iii, Anxa WiNsrx»w Stackpole, b. Jan. 3, 1838» m. July 28, 1 f 04 
^(dward MouIUdu Lanea-fter, 
I 188«, iv. George Reuben Stackpole, b. Sept. 23, 1839, d. Sept. 15, 1858. 
1887. V. Frederick William Stackpole, b. Aug, 20, 1841. 
1888. vi. Stephen Henry Stackpole, b. July 24, 1843, in. Oct. 18, 1871, 
JnUa Langley Faunce. 
[Eighth Generation.] 

1885. ill. Anna Winslow Stagkpole, eldest dau. and third 

child of Rebecca W. Cbilds and Reuben M. Stackpole, b. in 

Roxbury» Mass., Jan. 2, 1838, rn. July 28, 18<]4, Prof. Edward 

Motilton Lancaster, who was b. March 29, 1832. Prof, Lancas- 

^ier is the Principal of the High School, at Hyde Park, Mass., 

^Ae has rec^ently edited a '^History of England'' for schools, 

f [Ninth Generation,] Children: 

1880. i. Edward Winslow LANrAwTER, b. March 2, 1806. 

1890. ii. Alice Rebecca Lancaster, b. Oct 15, 1869. 

1891, iii. Helen Abbie Lancaster, b. July 29, 1879. 
p [ Eighth Generation,] 

kK 1888* vi. Bev. Stephen Henry Stackpole, youngest son 
^Tnd child of Rebecca Winslow Childs and Reuben M. Stack* 



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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBUBY, MASS. 



pole, h in Roxbury, Mass., July 24, 1843, m. Oct 18, 1871, 
Julia Langley Fauoce, who was b. FeK 1843. Rev. Mn S. H* 
Stack pole is a clergyman of the Baptist church, and now ro- 
dent at Saxtoos River, Windham Co., Vt 
[Ninth Generation,] Children: 

1892. i. Markham WiNSLOW Stackpole, b. June 5, 1873. 

18^S, ii. PiZRPONT Lakolet Stackpole, b. Feb. Its, 1875. 

[Seventh Generation,! 

1874. ii. Susannah Childs, second dau. and child of Ste- 
phen and Rebecca Williams Childs, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Mch, 
2, 1806, m. Feb. 10, 1836, Galen V, Bowditcb. Mrs. Sasannal 
C. Bowditch was the second wife of Mr. G. V. Bowditch, hi^ 
first wife was her younger sister, Martha WilHams Childs, 
whom Mn Bowditeh was m. June 12, 1833. She d. Feb. 
1834. Mrs. Susannah C. Bowditch d. Oct 17, 1869. 
[Eighth Geiiemtion.] ChiJdi-^^n.: 

18D4. i. Spsan Bowditch, d. in infancy, 

1895. ii Galen Bowditch, b. Nov. 23, 1837, in Roxbury, Mass 

1896. ill. Mabtha Chelus Bowditch. b. .Jan. 5* 1810, in Roxbury, 

1897. iv. Joseph E^tv BowDmn, b. Mch. 1843. d. Jan. 5. 1871. 

[Seventh Genenition.] 

1875. iii, Stephen CeiLDS, Jr., eldest son and third child of 
Stephen and Rebecca Williams Childs, Ix in Rt:>xbiiry, Mass., 
Jan. 26, 1808, m. Oct 1st, 1845, Harriet Richardson, dau. of 
Jonathan and Lois Parker Richardson. She was b. Sept 25, 
1820. Mr. Stephen Childs, Jr., removed to New Hartford, 
Oneido Co., New York, in 1830, and carried on the tanning 
and currying business for many years with much success. Mr. 
Childs is a man of pleasing presence, and much esteemed* Mrs. 
Childs belongs to a family of high respectability, and is a lady 
of most noble qualities. Residence New Hartford, Oneida 
N. Y. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1898. i. Stephen Hekry Childs, b. Sept. 7. 1846, m. 1876, Mary Elizaliet 
Jenkins, 

1890 ii. Alhkrt Nathaniel Childs, b. Feb, 20, Wm, d. April 9, 1850. 

1900. jii, Emily Lois Chhjjs, b, July 9. 1852. 

1901. iv. Sarah ELizAnETH Childs, b. Feb. 5, 1854, d- June 16, 185«. 

1902. y. WiLLiAH Richardson CaiLDf!, b, Dec. 18, 1856, d. June? 25, 1878 

1903. vi. Edward Winsjxjw Childs, b. Ma? SO, 1859» 
[Eighth Generation.] 

1898. i Stephen HE^^tY Childs, eldest son and child of 
Stephen and Harriet Richardson Childs, b. in New Hartford, Ne 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

York, Sept 7, 1846, m. in 1876, Mary Elizabeth Jenkins, daiL 
of William and Delia Hall Jenkina She was b. in New York 
City, Sept 13, 1854. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children : 

1904. i. Willie Richardson Childs, b. April 30, 1877. 

1905. ii. Edith May Childs. b. Feb. 21, 1880, in New Hartford, Oneida 
Co., N.Y. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1876. iv. Henry Childs, second son and fourth child of 
Stephen and Rebecca Williams Childs, b. in Roxbury, IVIass., 
Dea 31, 1809, m. May 10, 1853, Ellen Jane Neal. Mr. Henry 
Childs d. Jan. 25, 1876. Resided in Boston, and Cambridge- 
port He was a printer. 
[Eighth Generation.] Child: 

1906. i. Harrt Nbal Child, b. Nov. 8, 1854. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1878. vi. Nathaniel Ruggles Childs, third son and sixth 
child of Stephen and Rebecca Williams Childs, b. in Roxbury, 
Mass., July 15, 1814, m. April 30, 184(), Eliza Etta Stone, who 
d. June 12, 1857. Mr. Childs m. 2d, Nov. 9, 1859, Caroline 
D. Hayden. Resided in Dorchaster, New Bedford and Rox- 
bury, Mass.; engaged largely in the shoe and leather business. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

1907. i. Martha Winslow Childs, b. Jan. 25, 1847, m. Dec. 27, 1870, 
Edward W. Nash. 

1908. ii. Nathaniel Ruqgles Childs, Jr., b. Jan. 1849, resides in 
Elgin. 111. 

1909. iii. Mary Stone Childs, b. Aug. 18, 1850, d. Feb. 20, 1854. 

1910. iv. Eliza Etta Childs, b. May 16, 1852. 

1911. V. Frances Stone Childs, b. Nov. 6, 1853, d. March 25. 1854. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

1880. viii. Sarah Winslow Childs, fourth daughter and 
eighth child of Stephen and Rebecca Williams Childs, b. in 
Hoxbury, Mass., Dec. 5, 1818, m. June 1, 1848, William J. 
Hyde. Reside in Brookline, Mass.; bricklayer by occupation. 
[Eighth Generation] Children: 

1912. i. Mart Elizabeth Hyde, b. May 11. 1849. 

1913. ii. Rebecca Williams Hyde, b. March 19, 1851. 

1914. iii. Harriet Childs Hyde, b. March 19, 1854, m. June 15. 1876, 
Robert Watson Standart. 

1915. iv. Albert Childs Hyde, b. Oct. 18, 1858, d. May 9, 1864. 

1916. ▼. George William Hy*de, b, June 4, 1861. 



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BENJAMIN CmLD OF ROXBUBY, MASS. 



[Eighth Genemtion.] 

1914. iii. Harriet Childs Hyde, third dau. and child oP 
Sarah Wioslow Childs aud William J. Hyde, b, March 10, 
1854, m. June 15, 1876. Robert Watson Standart of Detroii,^ 
Mich. Hardware merchant, of the firm of *' Standart Broth-^ 
ers," in Detroit 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

1917. i. Sa&ah Wi>s^Law Standart, h gept. 23, 3877. d, JuJy 6. 1878, ii| 
Detroit, Mich, 

1918. ii. William EsTY Stakdart, b. Oct, 25, 1879, in Detroit. Mich. 

[Sevt'Uth Geuemtioii.J 

1881, ix. Albert Childs, fifth son and ninth chOd ofl 
Stephen and Rebecca Williams Childs, b. in Roxbnry, Mass.,] 
May 3, 1831, m. Dec 3. 1850, Anna M, Dudley. Beside ir 
Roxhury, Mass.; leather merchant^ Boston. 
[Eighth Genettttion.] Childrt^n : 

1919. i, Albert Walter Cuilds, b. April 11, 1861t in Roxbury, Mass. 

1920. ii. FiiEDBtticK Tracy Childs, b, April 16, 1866, in Roxbury, Muss. 

[Sixth Genemtinn.] 

1846, iii. Susannah Child, eldest dau. and third child 
Aaron and Susannah Gridley Child, K in Brookline, Mass., 
Aug. 22, 1776, m. 1804, William Blake. She d. in Boston, 
Mass., Ang. 31, 1866, re. 90 years. 
[Seventh Gi^ne ration.] rhildren : 

1921. i. WrLLtAM Blake, Jr., [date of birth not ^ven] iL 1839. 

1922. ii, Jakes Blake, [date of birth not given] went to Indiana. 
1938. iii. John Blake, ** " ** m. abt. 1833 Lucretia - 

[Seventh Generation ] 

1923. iii. John Blake, third son and child of Susannah" 

Child and William Blake, m. about 1833 Lucretia ^ 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: ^M 

1024. i, Anna M. Blake, b. Nov. 2, 1834, ra. Sept. 6, 1854, Francis H, < 
Holton. 

1925. ii. Walter F. Blake, b June 13. 1836 

1926. iii. Edwin H. Blake, b. Nov. 2, 1838, m, June 1, 1802, Mary E. 
Parkhnrst. 

1927. iv. Clara M. Blake, h, Aug. 31, 1841, m. Jnne 23. 1874, Dr.Bj 
R. Harmon, 

1928. V. Theodoee E. Blake, b. Dec. 30, 1843, 

1929. vi. Evelyn Amelia Blake, b. Jan. 13, 1845, m. Nov. 8, 1868, Eben. 
Pratt, 

1930. vii. Fbeperick Wflliam Blaki:. b. May I, 1848. 
1981. viii. Arthur Wellesi-bt Blake, b. Oct. 14, 1851, 
1933, ix. Irene Adelia Blake, b. April 13, 1854. d. Jnly 30, 1876, 

1933. X. JosiAQ QuiNi'Y Blake, b. March 30, 1856, d. Sept. 9, 1858, 

1934, xi, GEOR«iE Wash lnu ton Blake, b. Feb. 4, 1861. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 291 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1924. i. Anna M. Blake, eldest child of Jbhn and Lucretia 
Blake, and granddaughter of Susannah Child Blake, b. Nov. 2, 
1834, m. Sept. 6, 1854, Francis H. Holton. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

1»35. i. Francis H. Holton, Jr., b. Feb. 27, 1856. 

1936. ii. Frederick Blake Holton, b. Dec. 23, 1858, d. April 1, 1864. 

1937. ui. Anna M. Holton, b. Nov. 80, 1864, d. Feb. 18, 1866. 

1938. iv. Edward L. Holton, b. May 4, 1867, d. Aug. 1, 1868. 

[Eighth Generation] 

1926. iii. Edwin H. Blake, third child and second son of 
John and Lucretia Blake, and grandson of Susannah Child 
Blake, b. Nov. 2, 1838, m. June 1, 1862, Mary E. Parkhurst 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

1939. i. Charley Earnest Blake, b. June 4. 1863, d. Oct. 26, 1863. 

1940. ii. Eddi|glena Marion Blake, b. Aug. 7, 1864, d. Aug. 27, 1864. 

1941. iii. Alfred Elma Blake, b. May 27, 1866. 

1942. iv. Clarence Willpred Blake, b. July 27, 1869. 
1948. V. John Quincy Blake, b. Oct. 14, 1874. 

1944. vi. Edwina May Blake, b. Dec. 11, 1875. 

[Eighth Generation] 

1927. iv. Clara M. Blake, second dau. and fourth child of 
John and Lucretia Blake, and granddaughter of Susannah 
Child Blake, b. Aug. 31, 1841, m. June 23, 1874, Dr. Byron 
R. Harmon. 

[Ninth Generation.] Child: 

1945. i. Bertie Clayton Harmon, b. Aug. 15, 1876, d. April 10, 1878. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

1929. vi. Evelyn Amelia Blake, third dau. and sixth 
child of John and Lucretia Blake, and granddaughter of Su- 
sannah Child Blake, b. Jan. 29, 1845, m. Nov. 2, 1866, Eben. 
Pratt 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

1»46. i. Frederic Lincoln Pratt, b. Jan. 9, 1867. 

1W7. ii. Alice Evelyn Pratt, b. Feb. 16, 1873. 

1948. iii. SuBAN Whbaton Pratt, b. Feb. 16, 1875. 

1949. iv. William Earnest Pratt, b. Nov. 21, 1878. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

1848. V. Mary Childs, third dau. and fifth child of Aaron 
and Susannah Gridley Childs, b. in Brookline, Mas&, Feb. 4, 
1788, m. abt. 1808, Rufus Babcock, of Boston. She d. in 
Helrose, Mass., Sept. 2, 1864. 



292 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASa 



[Seventh Generatinn.] Child: 

1950. i. Caeoune A Bad€OOK. h. S«pt. 6, 1809, in April 20, 1M4, Jos^plj 
H. Greene, of Deerfield, N. H. She d. in MtMrose, Muss„ April 19, 1871 
He d. Dec-. 8, 1867. 

[Eighth Generation ] Children: 

1951. L JosEPB Waraen Gkcene, b. April 26, 1837, in Boston, d. April 
1, 1S44 

1»53 ii. Bkkjamin Fra.vkuk Greene, b. April 2a. 1889, in. June 4, IB^Ij 
Sarah P. Holmes. 

19?S3. iii. Caroline Josephixe Greene, b. March 24, 1842, m. Sept. l1 
1802. Hour)- A. Leonard. 

1954. iv/ Mary A. Greejte, b. Oct. 10. I81«, m. Sept. 8, 1808, Dr. Joseph^ 
Eeber Smith 

[Eighth Generatioir.] 

1952. iL Benjamin Franklin Gtheene, second son an 
child of J<>sepli EL and Caroline A. Babcock Greene, and grand 
son of Mar)^ Cbilds Bubcock, b. April 23, 1 H39, m. June 4f 
1861, Sarah F. Holmes, in Melrose, Masj?. She was U ia 
Charlestown, Mass., Nov. 8, 1839. 
[Ninth Genpration.] Children: 

1955. i. Edito FftANt ks Greene, b. June 12, 1868, iix Melrose, Mft 

1956. ii. Lillian Evelyn Greene. Ii, Jan. 28, I8»i5, in Chicago, \ 

1957. iii. Phillip Holmes Greene, i>, S^pt. 2, 1869, in Chicago, '. 
1058. iv JchHRPH Greene, b. Jan. 2», 1872, d. June 7, 1878. in ( 

111., ». 4 nio, 
1959. T. F&ANKLiN Babcock Gbeenk, b. May 28, 1878, in Chicago, lU* 

[Eighth GenerntioD.] 

1953. iii. Caroline Josephike Greene, eldest dau* an<j 
thiiii child of Joseph H. and Caroline A. Babcock Greene, as 
granddaughter of Mary t^hilds and Riifns Babcock. K in Bostoij 
March 24, 1.S4'2. m. Se\it. 17, 1802^ in Melrose, Mass,, Henf 
A. Leonard, of Taunton, Mass. 
[Ninth Generation-] Chihln»n : 

1900. i. IIenrt Franklin Leonard, b. July 10, 1863, in MelrD8«, Must 

1961. ii. Caroldce Mat Leonard, b. Aug, 22, 1865, in Melrose, Maoi, 

[Eighth Generation] 

1954. iv. Maky a. Greene, second dau. and fourth child < 
Joseph H. and Caroline A. Babcock Greene, and granddaugliter 
of Mary Childs and Rufua Babcock, K in Boston, Mass. OeL 
10, 1846, m. in Melrose, Mass., Sept 3, 1S68, Dr. Joseph Heb 
Smith. 
[Ninth Genemtion] Chihlren: 

1962. i. Arline Smitq, h, Dec. 8, 1871, In Melroac. Mass. 
1968. ii. CoKRAD Smith, b. Get. 27, 1878, in Melros«, Mass, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 293 

[Fourth Generation.] 

1 785. V. Edward Child, fifth and youngest child of Edward 
and Margaret Weld Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Sept. 13, 1721, 
m. abt. 1750, a Mrs. Perrin, mother of Augustin Perrin. 
[Fifth Generation.] Children : 

1964. i. Sarah Child, b. May 19, 1746, m. by Rev. Mr. Adams, Jan. 30, 
1771, James Wheaton. 

1965. ii. Rachel Child, b. Aug. 28, 1752, m. by Rev.Wm. Gordon, June 
13, 1776, Payson Williams. 

[Third Generation.] ' 

18. iv. Grace Child, fourth child and eldest dau. of Ben- 
jamin and Grace Morris Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Oct. 27, 
1689, m. May 14, 1713, Timothy Walker, of Rehoboth, Mass., 
who was the son of Samuel and Martha Ide Walker, b. Sep. 14, 
16S7.' Mrs. Grace Child Walker was admitted to the church 
14th June, 1724, her death occurred about five years later, 
30th Oct 1729. Mr. Walker was a man of influence in the 
community, and of wealth for that period ; he re-married 30th 
Jan., 1730, Miss Rachel Beverly. 
[Fourth Generation ] Children : 

1966. i. Elizabeth Walker, b. April 26, 1714, m. March 12, 1740, Jasiel 
Perry, Jr. 

1967. ii. Martha Walker, b. April 22, 1716, d. May 1, 1733. 

1968. iii. Timothy Walker, b. July 25, 1718, m. Dec. 10, 1841, Eliza- 
beth Carpenter. 

1969. iv. Huldah Walker, b. Jan. 19, 1721, m. Oct. 25, 1742, Josiah 
Carpenter. 

1970. V. Alathea Walker, b. Dec, 1724, m. Aug. 14, 1746, James 
Dexter. 

1971. vi. Eunice Walker, b. Sept 4, 1728. m. May 11, 1749, James Hill. 

1972. vii. Martha Walker, 2d, b. Feb. 17, 1739, m. Stephen Hastings. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

1966. i. Elizabeth Walker, eldest child of Grace Child 
and Timothy Walker, b. in Rehoboth, Mass., April 26, 1714, m. 
March 12, 1740, Jasiel Perry, Jr., son of Jasiel and Rebecca 
Perry. 

[Fifth Generation.] Children : 
1978. i. Rebecca Perrt, b. Sept. 4, 1742, d. young, in Rehoboth, Mass. 

1974. ii. Timothy Perrt, b. Aug. 8, 1744, m. Huldah Hill, of Attleboro. 
Mass. Had three children. 

1975. iii. Rebecca Perrt, 2d, b. Aug. 5, 1746, bapt. as Mehitable. 

1976. iv. Stephen Perrt, b. May 4, 1751. 

'The record of Grace Child who married Timothy Walker and that of her 
sister Mary Child, who married Peter Walker is largely obtained from *'The 
Walker's of the Old Colony and their Descendants." 



294 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



1977. V. JABiEt Perry, Jr., b. Juoe 15, 175B, m. Betsey , Had 

eight children. 

1978. vi. Elizabeth Perry, b. Dec. 16, 1755. 

1979. vii. Grace Perry, b. April 7. 1758- 

[Fourth GenerafcioTiJ 

€968. ill, CoL Timothy Walkjjr, eldest son and tliird child 
of Grace Child and Timothy Walker, b. in Rehoboth, Mass., 
July 26, 1718, m. Dec. 10, 1741, Eli/.abeth Cai'peuter, dau. of 
Ebenezer Carpenter^ of Attleboro, Masa She was U April iil, 
1720. She d. July 2, 1780. Mr. Walker m. 2d, Mrs. Patience 

. Col. Walker was a soldier of the Revolution. He wa^y 

chosen as selectman of Rehoboth, represented the town in thl^l 
General Court of Massachusetts, and was a delegate to the Pro* 
vincial Congress 1774-5. ^_ 

[Fifth Genomtion.] Children; ^H 

1980. i, Lk.piiA Walker, b. Aug. 4, 1743, m. April 16. 1761. Joho Peny, 
Hud six (.'hildren* 

1981. ii, Sarah Walker, b, July 14, 1745. m. May 21, 1766, Jofc 
Bishop. Had five childr<^n. 

1982. ill. Betty Wai.kkr. h. April 8, 1747» d. imni, 

1983. iv. Lydia Walker, b. May 1. 1749, m. Nov, 16, 1767, Amos Rend. 

1984. V. Timothy Walkkii, b. May 22, 1751, m. June 2, 1774. Molly 
Wilmarth. who had seven children, d. Sept. 7, 1791; m. 2d, July ll» 1793, 
Lucy Kedwny. who had seven children. 

1985. vi HrLt>AH Walkeh, h. April 29, 1755, m. 179U Joseph Ch&ITer. 
Had f u u r child re n . 

1980. vit, Martha Walkek, b. June 13, 1758, m. Feb. 8, 1780, Jo 
Davis. Had nine ehildreu. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

19f)9. iv. HuLDAn Walker, third dau, and fourth child of 
Grace Child am] Timothy Walker, b. in Rehobotb, Masa, Ja 
19, 1721, ni. Oct. 25, 1742, Josiah Carpenter, son of 01 
Carpenter, Resided in Cumberland, R. L She d. in 1747* 
[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

1987. i. ( YRiL Carpkntkh, b. Aug. 27, 1743, m. Nov. 2d. 17^, Lq 
Lang or Lajie. Had *?leven i-hildren. 

1988. ii. Josiah CARPKNTKit, b. Jan. 5. 1747, m. Sept. 21, 1769, Ha 
befch Wilmarth. Had five children. 

[Foarth Genemtinn.] 

1970. V. Alathea Walker, fourth daiL and fifth child oE^ 
Grase Child and Timotliy Walker, b, in Rehoboth, Maa&^Dea^ 
1734» m. Aug, 14, 1746, James Dexter, of Attleboro, Maaai Re- 
sided in Cumberland, R, I. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 295 

[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

ld89. i. HopfiSTiLL Dexter, b. about 1747, m. Benjamin May; had seven 
children. 

Id90. iL Jambs Dexter, m. Rebecca Wheeler. 

1991. iii. HuLDiTH Dexter, m. 1st, Stephen Brown; m 2d, Mr. FoUett. 

1992. iv. OuYBR Dexter. 

1993. V. Mercy Dexter, m. Benjamin Wolcott. 

1994. vi. Simeon Dexter, d. unmarried. 

1995. vii. Esek Dexter, m. Margaret Coleman 

1996. viii. Benjamin Dexter, m. Mary Dexter. 

1997. ix. Nancy Dexter, m. Jeremiah Whipple. 

1998. X. All\thea Dexter, d. unmarried. 

1999. xi. Lucina Dexter, m. Dea John Dexter 

2000. xii. Timothy Dextbr, m. Sarah Messenger. 

f Fourth Generation.] 

1971. VI. Eunice Walker, fifth dau. and sixth child of 
Crrace Child and Timothy Walker, b. in Rehoboth, Mass., 
Sept 4, 1728, m. May 11, 1749, James Hill, a man remarkable 

for his integrity and punctuality. Mrs. Hill d. Dec. 31, 1772- 

[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

2001. i. Barbara Hill, d. unmarried in Rehoboth, Mass. 

2002. ii. Phcebb Hill, d unmarried in Rehoboth, Mass. 
2008. iii. Eunice Hill, d. unmarried in Rehoboth, Mass. 

2004. iv. James Hill, Jr., m. Freelove Andrews; had six children. 

2005. V. Hannah Hill, m. Jonathan Hayes; had nine children 

2006. vi. John Hill. m. Mehitable Waiker ; resided in Clarendon, Vt. 

2007. vii. C^TNTHiA Hill, m. Asa Angell ; resided in New Berlin, N. Y. 

2008. viii. Sarah Hill, m. John Lamed; resided in (Uarendon, Vt. 

2009. ix. Daniel Hill, m. Sarah Hutchins; resided in New York and 
had several children. 

2010. X. Lucy Hill, ra. David Hill ; had two children. 

[Third Generation.] 

19. V. Mary Child, second dau. and fifth child of Benja- 
min and Grace Morris Child, b. in Eoxbury, Mass., Oct. 26, 
1791, m. Jan. 9, 1715, Peter Walker, who was b. Sept. 18, 
1689, a son of Samuel and Martha Ide Walker. Mr. and Mrs. 
Walker were admitted to communion Oct. 10, 1724. Mrs. Mary 
Child Walker d. between 1730 and '32. Mr. Walker was twice 
married after — 2d m. Jan. 18, 1733, Mrs. Martha Read ; 3d m. 

Bethiah . At his death his inventory amounted to £238. 

[Fourth Generation.] Children : 

2011. L Mary Walker, b. Aug., 1716, m. March 9, 1737, Daniel Perry. 

2012. ii. Samubl Walker, b. July 14, 1718, m., had 1 son.l 

d. before 1746. I Twins. 

2013. iii. Peter Walker, Jr., b. July 14, 1718, m. Hannah [ 
FnUer, of Willington, Ct. ; had six children. J 



296 BEKJAKIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 

2014. iv. Patibnce Wjllker, b, April 27, 1720. d. Jaly 19, 1741. 

2015. T. John Walkkr, b. Oct 3, IT2U id, Molly -^^~. 

2016. vi, Hannah Walker, \k March 6, 172^, m. John Peck. 
2011 vii, Grace Walker, / «. . \. ^ .. ^^^ d Dec 14 

2019. ix. Moses Walkek, b. Nov. 2, 1?25, d. Nov. 21, 1725. 

2020. X, Moses Walker, 2d. b, Oct. 5, 1726* ra. MArch 15, 1753, isar 
Bowea. who d. March or May 3, 1768; ra. 2d. Miireh 2, 1769, Deliveraiic 
Carpienter Read; m. 3dj Mrs. Jemimii Walker Bishop. 

2021. xi. Aaron Walker, b. 0<t. 1% 17ZS, m. Jan. 30, 1755, 
Carpenter; m. 2d, Dec. 22, 1763, Huldah WhilUker. 

2022. xiL OR.4CB Walkek, b. Dec. 28, 4780. 

2023. xiii. Ephraim Walkeh. b. Dec. 1. 1736, m. Dec. 26, 1771, 
Idc. 

pp^ourth Geoeration.J 

2011. I Mary Walker, eldest cliild of Mary Child and 
Peter Walker, b. in Rehoboth, Mass., August. 1716, m, Marcb 
9, 1737, Daniel Perry of fiehoKith. 
[Fifth GeneratioQ.] Children: 

2024- i. Daniel Perry, Jr., b. Jan. 15, 1739. 

2025. ii, Ezra Perry, b. May 22. 1741. 

2026. iii. Noah Perry, b. Oct. 3. 1743. 

2027. iv. Mary Perry, b. Aug. 5, 1745. 

2028. V. Daniel Perry, b. April 3. 1748. 
2039. vi. Lydia Perry, b. April 30, 1750, 
8030. Til. EuJAtt Pe&ry, b. ^ov. 19, 1752. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

2013. iii. Peter Walker, Jr., second son and third child 
of Mary Child and Peter Walker, b. in Rehoboth, Mass., July 
14, 1718, m. Hannah Poller of Willington,Ct.; resided in Ash- 
ford, Ct 
[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

2031. i. S.iMC EL Walker, b. Sept. 2, 1748, m. Alice Case; had eleven 
children. 

2032. ii. Peter Walker, b. 1760, rn. Sally Carpenter; had three chil-" 
dren. 

2033. iii. Mary Walker, m, David TuUle; had six children. 

2034. iv. .Sarah Walker, m. Jonathan Peck; resided in Randolph, Vt 

2035. V, Hannah Walker, in. Ebenezer Cross; resided in Canada. 

2036. vi, Grace Walker, in. Levi Wakefield; six children, resided in 
Stafford, Ct. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

2015. V. John Walker, third son and fifth child of Maryl 
Child and Peter Walker, b. in Rehoboth, Masa, Oct. 3, 1721, 
m, Molly — — about 1751. He was a "Capt and Gent,'" in 
1788 ; and a noted man io Rehoboth, sergeant of the Minute 



AKD HIS DESCENDANTS. 



297 



b. Nuv. 1. 1752, rU iinmtimed, 1831 

lU, 1780^ Phoebe 



Men in Lexington alarm, from Rehoboth, and sa^w service in 
the Revolution. 
[Fifth Generation.] Children: 
20S7. i. John Walker, Jr , 

20.HS. ii. Calvin Walker, U Jan. 5. 1754, "i- F^^^- 
LCole; ha<l eight children. 

r 2039. iii, Molly Walker, \\ Dec. 6, 1756, m. Sept 23, 17— Caleb 
Ormsbte *>t PD*viilence, R. I, 

3040. iv, Petkh Walkbr, b. March 29^ 1759; sailed froru Providence 
and never again heard from* 

8041. V. JosiiLPH Walreh, h. Feb, 24, 1761, m. Dec. 8, 1784, Sarah T^nej 
reaided in Nelson, N. Y.; eight children. 

2043. vi. Amy Walker, l>. Feb. 24, 1762, d. young. 

3043* vii. Elizabeth Walker, b, Feb. 27, 1763, d. in early womanhood, 

. ^044. viii. Luther Walker, b. Jan. 7, 176*5, m. Maiy Weaver, dan. of 

' Capt, Lewis Weaver of Lansingbiirgh, N, Y. : had five children. Resided 

at one time in Troy, N. Y , and while there he built for himsell the first 

two-story house in Troy. 

204*1. ix. Lydja Walker, b, Feb. 10, 1768, m. Aug 30. 1796, Nathaniel 
' Croade of North Pruvideiice, R, I. 

3040. X. George Whitefibld Walker, b. Feb, 7, 1770, m, April 14, 
1 796, Mehitable Bucklin; hnd eight children, 

2047. XL BoswoRTH Walker, b, Marrh 1, 1773, m. Feb. 9, 1803, Eliza- 
Weaver, dftu, of Capt. Lewis Weaver; hafl seven children. 
' '0048, xii, Wn^LiAM Walker, b. March 27, 1775, d, in infancy. 
2040. xiii. Elwam Walker, b, Feb, 10, 1777, d. in yuuth. 

[Fonrth Generation.] 

2019. X. LieuL Moses Walker, filth son and tenth child 

of Mary Child and Peter Walker, b. in Rehoboth^ Mass.^ OctN, 

b6j I72t>. He was three times married— Ist^ March 15, 1753, 

ISarah Bowen, daoghter of Peter and Susannah Bowen, she d* 

(in 1768; m, 2d, Mch. 2^ 1769, Deliverance Carp^enter Read, 

Bbe d. Mch. 20, 1789 ; ul 3d, Mrs. Jemima Walker Bishop, 

i^ifth Generation.] Children : 

2050. i. SuaAJSNAii Walker, b. July 1, 1754, m. David Bliss; three 
Bhildren. 

a05L ii. HtjLBAH Walker, b. Sept. 20, 1756, ra. Feb, 15, 1785, Isaac 
Brown ; resided in Barnet, Vt, ; sieven children, 

2052. iii, MosE^ Walker, b. Dee. 16, 170U, m, Ist, April 10, 1788, Anna 
Brown: m, 2d, Aug. 14, 1787, Mar>' Whittaker; m. 3d, 1700, Hannah 
Carpenter. 
k 2053. iv. Sarah Walker, b. June 13, 1763, m. Ebentizer French; re- 
■sided in Halifax, Vt. 

3054, V. Ethel Walker, b. Aug. 28, 1769, ra. Nov, 35, 1795, Susannah 
f Carpenter. He d. in Webster, Mich., ** not of age but of medicine," says his 
t>n, who is an M, D,; had eleven children. 

W 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASa 

2055. vi. Benjamin Walkkr, b. Oct. 19, 1770, in. Nov. 22, ISOl" 
sannali BuUock. He was farmer, selectman, lister, justice of the peace aa 
representative to state legislature; resided la Lyndoa, Vt.; had 4 ehildr 

8056. Tii. Aabok Walker, b. Jan. 9, 1776, m. 1^00, Betsey Hoifma 
who d. Oct. la 1836; m 2d, Feb. 25, 1827, Mrs. Sally Gould Leman. 
was first a Methodist, second of United Brethren, third a Cumberland Pr 
byterian, fourth a Dunkard, and fifth a Baptist.** Had twelve children. 

2057, viri. Un.LE or Delia Walker, b. Aug. 21, 1772. ni. April 7. 1^ 
Henry Hoffman; resided in Verniout; thi-ee children. 

2058. ix. Lucy Walker, b. April 3, 1774, m. Feb. 26. 1793, Abel Wil^ 
luarth ; five children. 

205». X. HAriNAH WAi^KKR b. Dec, 23, 1777, d. befoiv? 1806. 

2000. xi. Ezra Walker, b. Oct. 28, 1780. m, 1st. Martha Blanding. whq 
d* &3ept. 1, 1816; m, 2d, Dec 1» 181d» Mary Eohinson ; resided in Attlebor 
Mass. ; h»vd eleven children. 

f Fourth Generation.] 

2021. xi. Lieut Aaron Walker, sixth son and eleventh 
child of Mary Child and Peter Walker, b. in Rehoboth, Mas&, 
Oct 19, 1728, m. 1st, Jan. 30, 1755, Esther Carpenter, dau, 
Abiah and Experience Carpenter, she d. Jane 16, 1763; 
2d, Dec. 22, 1763, Hukkh Whitlaker, dau. of Israel and Ma^ 
garet W. He d. in Roxbury, at the siege of Boston, of camf 
fever, 
[Fi ft h G e ne ml ion . ] Chi Id ren : 

200L i. Patiknck Walkkh, b. Mch. 21, 1756, m. July 30. 1778, Ezra 
Reed; resided in Langdou, N. H.; had five children, 

2062. ii. Hannah Walker, b. Mch. 7, 1758, m. May 29, 1777, Elksn 
French; had eleven <r"hild ren. 

3063. iii. Abiah WALiiEtt, b. Mch. 2, 1760, d. unmarried about 18a0, 

2064. iv. Samuel Walker, b. Feb 4, 1702, m. 1784, Anna Carpent 
had five children. 

2065. v Esther Walker, b. Oct. 27. 1764. m. July 1, 1790, John 
White: six children, 

2060 vi. WAI.TEU Walker, h, Nov. 16, 1766, m, June 11, 1801, Grace 
Loomis; resided in Clarendon, Vt. ; had seven children. 

2067 vii. Relief Walker, b June 25, 1769, m. Mch. 9, 1798» Oti 
Walcott; resided in Pawtucket, R. L; seven children. 

20«8. viii. Nancy Walker, b, July 19, 1771, rn, Dec. 30, 1793, Georgia 
SweetUnd of Attleboro. Maf^s.: two children. 

20O9. ix. PAMELtA Walker, b. Nov. 22. 1778, m. Sept 27, 1796| 
Joseph Baker; resided in Providence, R. I,; seven children. 

[Third Generation.) 

20. vl Ebenezer Child, sixth child of Benjamin/' 
and Grace Morris Child, b. in Eoxburj, Mass., Sept 7, 1^93, 
m. Elizabeth Bacon about 1720. Mr. Child left the Roxbury 
home and settled in the township then called New Roxburj. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



299 



Tater Woodstock — a colony of Massacluiselts, till the change of 
boundary line gave the town to the State of Connecticut, here 
Lieut Child resided many years. When his son, Ebenezer, 

^ wished to remove to Vermont, he was found ready to encoun- 
ter anew the disconi foils and rigors of pioneer lifa 'Lieut 
Child was a man of energetic, resolute firmness, but with a 
/nost true Jiffection. His death occurred in 1773, at Union, 

r Orange Co,, Vt. Mrs. Elizabeth Bacon Child d. Nov. 30, 

[Fourth Generation*! Children: 

, 2070 i Obadiah Child, h. in Woodstock, Aug. 30. 1721, d. Dec, 3, 1722» 
I 2071. ii. Elizabeth Chilb, h. in Woodstock, May $, 1728, d, Jan. 20, 
^ 1742. 

2072, iii. Susanna Chu^d,^ b. in Woodstock, Mch. 24, 1725, ** published 
in bans of matrimony,** April 10, 1744, to John Newell, in. Dec. 80, 1756, 
Peter Child* {Record ivith Peter Child, page 24*).) 
^ 2078, iv. Ebenezkr CeiLn, Jr., h. in Woodstock, April 17, 1732, m. Ist^ 
f 1754, Chanty Bugbee; m. 2d, 1775, Alice Cobh 

2074. V. Mart Child, b. in Woodstock, Feb. 24, 1733, m. Col. PreemaD 
of Sturbridgp, Mass. 
I 2075. vi. Kbziah Child, b. in Woodstock, Feb. 18, 1734, m. June 20, 
1754, John Bacon* 

2076. rii. Hannah Child, b. in Woodstock, Jan. 13, 1735, m. June 17, 
1752, Japheth Bicknell. 

2077. viii. Jemima Child, b. in Woodstock, Feb. 12. 1736. m. 1704, 
Beajainin Freeman. 

2078. ix, Deborah Child, b. in Woodstock, Oct, 27, 1738. 

2079. X, Obadiah Child, 2d., b. in Woodstock, Oct. 23, 1740, unm. 

2080. xi, Margaret Child, b. — -, d. JulylS, 1742. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

2073. iv, Ebenezer Child, Jr., second son and fourth 
child of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Bacoo Child, b. in Woodstock^ 
Ct^ (then called New Roxbnry, Mass,,) April 17, 1732. Mr. 
Child was twice married — first in 1754 to Miss Charity Bug- 
1 bee, who was b, in Woodstock in 1728, was the mother of hia 
} children, and a woman of mast lovely character. A son writes 
of her, " she died as she had livedo a meek and humble chris- 
tian, Dec* 20, 1772 ; she was courteous to servants, and one m 
whom the poor found a friend, and the needy was rarely sent 
empty away." The same son writes of the second mother, 
Alice Cobb, who m. Mr. Ebenezer Child, Jr., in 1776, as a 
most kind parent and lovely woman. 

I * This Susim Child who miirried Peter was erroneooaly stated to have been 
duughter of Nathaniel Child. 



sou 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF BOXBUBY, KAS3. 



Mr. Ebenezer Child, Jr., was a man of indomitable will and 
when, by any stress of circumstances, diverted from the pur- 
suit of his regular business, he immediately turned to the best 
work offering. So we finc| him on the first winter after his re- 
moval to Leicester, Vt, when the rigors of the northern winten™ 
prevented further toil upon his farm, teaching io Eutland, Vol 
The farm he had chosen was wholly unredeemed, and the cut- 
ting of large forest trees, with the sturdy stnikes of the axe, 
was an initiative step lo open the soil to the sun before any 
crops could be looked for. The trees felled, a primitive plow- 
ing around the thick-stauding stiimps made ready the groun^H 
for corn and wheat Patriotic also, he was engaged i^H 
the warfare, which darkened the early years of the colonies. 
He served in the French war under Generals Putnam and 
Durkea The severities of exposure and labor proved too vie 
lent, and Mr. Child succumbed to an inflammatory fever at 
died in the town of Leicester, Addison Co., Vt, June 7, 1791 ! 
he had been received into the communion of the church in 1740. 
Upon the organization of the town, he had been chosen its first 
town clerk- Mrs. Alice Cobb Child d. Mck 22, 1801. 
[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

2081. i. Sophia Chiij>, b. Mch, 7, 1755. m. Simon Wright. 

2062. ii. Pkkfel Chu.d, b Mch. 7, 1757, m. 1st, Oct. 11, 1780, Cb&rlotte" 
Looinis; m. 2d, Oct. 2*3, 1^15. Mrs, fiiibni Henry. 

3083. iii. Perlet Child^ b. Dec 6^ 1759, in, Lucy Sjmons. 

2084, IF. Ebenezek Child, b. Nov. 12, 176 3, d. Aag. 3, 1768, in Wood- 
stock, Ct. 

3065. T. Bktuiah Chii-d, b, June 22, 1765, d. Sept. 3, 1768, in Wood-, 
stock. Ct, 

8066, vL Elizabeth CHn*D, K Dec. 29, 1767, ro. Abner Brigham. 

3087. vii. Ebenezkr Child, 2d, b. Aug, 7, 1770, m. Dec. 6, 1793, 
Grey. 

[Fifth Generation. J 

2081, i. Sophia Child, eldest daiL and child of Ebenezer^ 
Jr., and Charity Btigbee Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Mch. 7/ 
1755, in. abt 1774, Simon Wright Mr. Wright was b. Fel^^ 
27, 1754, and d. Jan. 1, 180S. Mrs. Sophia Wright A Julj 
12, 1819. 
[Sixth Generation.! Children : 

2088, i. Garoxkr WmaHT, b. Mar. 17, 1775, m. Mck 88, 17d7, Jemima 
Rice, 

2089. ii* CHAArrr Wright, b. Nor. 18, 1777, d. Dec. 30» IBM. 
9000, iii. Polly Wright, b. Sept. 16, 1780, d. June 13, 1818. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 301 

2091. iv. Emzabbth Wright, b. Mch. 16, 1783, d. May 28, 1840. 
3092. V. Nancy Wright, b. Aug. 7, 1785, d Sept. 1829. 

2093. vl. John Wright, b. Aug. 19, 1788. 

2094. vii. Loyal Wright, b. Dec. 25, 1791. 

2095. viii. Walter S. Wright, b. Aug. 3, 1794. d. Aug. 1829. 

2096. ix. Danpord Wright, b. April 1, 1797. 

2097. X. Simeon Wright, b. June 8, 1809. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2088. i. Gardner Wright, eldest son and child of Sophia 
Child and Simeon Wright, b. in Vermont, Mch. 17, 1775, m. 
Mch. 28, 1797, Jemima Eice. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

2098. i. Joseph W. Wright, b. May 18, 1798. Resides in Kalamazoo, 
Alich. 

2099 ii. Julia M. Wright, b. Mch. 16, 1800, d. Meh. 16, 1825. 

2100 iii. Alfred Wright, b. Mch. 8, 1802. 

2101. iv. Charity Wright, b. Jan 3, 1804, d. Feb. 21, 1841. 

2102. V. Betsey Wright, b. Nov. 20, 1806, m. Mr. Knowlton, of Bran- 
€3on, Vt. 

2103. vi. Sophia Child Wright, b. Mch. 13, 1810. 

2104. vii. William B. Wright, b. Nov. 26, 1814, d. Oct. 25, 1848. 

2105. viii. George W. Wright, b Jan. 17. 1817, d. April 15, 1849. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

2088. ii. Penuel Child, eldest son and second child of 
Ebenezer and Charity Bugbee Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 
May 8, 1757, m. Oct. 11, 1780, Miss Charlotte Loomis. 

While quite a young man, filled with energy and cheerful 
acceptance of toil and trouble, and delight in conquered obsta- 
cles, Mr. Child with his j^oung wife found a home in the Green 
Mountain State, and there set up his penates. Mrs. Charlotte 
Loomis Child died in Brandon, Vt, Jan. 11, 1815, at the age 
of fifty. Mr. Child married second on the 22d October, 1815, 
Mrs. Sabra Cannon Henry, widow of Daniel Henry, of Bran- 
don, Vt, and adopted daughter of Mary Winslow, all origi- 
nally from Hardwick, Mass. Mrs. Sabra C. H. Child died at the 
home of Penuel Child, Jr., in Pittsfield, Vt, on the 7th March, 
1 855. Mr. Child died in the same, place August 22, 1^48, ae. 87. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

2106. i. Ralpha Rodolpha Child, b. in Union. Ct., Feb. 12, 1782, m. 
Nov. 27. 1805, Hannah Demming. 

2107. ii. John Burnap Child, b. in Union, Ct.. June 25, 1786, m. Mch. 
6, 1808, Polly Ganson. 

2108. iii. Frederick Augustus Child, b. Dec. 11, 1788, m. Mch. 28, 
1818, Charlotte Sessions. 



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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY^ MASS. 



2109. iv. Penurl Child, Jr., h. May fl, 17H m. Mch. lOp 1834, MSy 
Henry. 

2110. V. Daniel Putnam Child, b. Jim. 12, 1808, d. Dec. 29, 184U *t 
Schoolcraft, Mich, 

2111. vi. Henry Loomib Child, b. Oct. 6, 1816, ra. D. B. H&Ie, of Mid- 
dlebury, Vt. 



[Sixth Generation.] 

2106. i. Ralph A Rodolpha Child, eldest son and child of 
Penuel and Cliarlotte Loornis Child, b. in Union, Ct, Feb. 11, 
1782, m. No%^ 27^ 1S05, Hannah Dcmming, daiL of Jonathan 
Demniing. She was b* Jan. 13| 1786, in Goshen, Mass. Mr. 
R R Child d. April 22, 1824. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

2112. i. Charlotte Child, b. May 9, 1807, m, Samuel Granger. 

2113. ii. James McCluer Child, b. Mch. 31, ISf^, m. Miss Whit«» o(j 
Water town, N. Y. 

2114. iii. Emilia Child, b. May 24, 1811, m. James Brainard, of Wey« 
bridge, Vt. 

2115. iv. John s^chityleb Child, b. Sept. 19, 1813. 
2110. T. Llthkh Demmjng Child, b. Meb. 5, ISlfi. 

2117. vi. Henry Rodolphus Child, b. Oct. 3, 1822; a very brijcrht andffl 
lovely ycmng man, who died in early manhood, at the house of his sisterJ 
Mrs* C. C. Granger^ Castleton, Vt. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2107. ii. John Burnap Child, second son and child of' 
Penuel and Cliarlotte Loornis Child, b, in Union, Ct, June 25, 
178M, m. Mcli, G, 1808, Polly Gansoti. He d. in Pittsfield,Vt,, ' 
Nov. 23, 1840. Mi-s. P. G. Child d. in Brandon, Vt., Feb. 
1822. 

[Seventh Generation. | Children: 

2118. i, Chbury Child, b. June 11. 1808, ra. Simeon Bigelow, 
2110. ii. Mart Child, b. July 4, 1810. m. Royal D. Far, 

2120. iii. John Jay Child, b. Aug. 12, 1814, m. Mary Smith. 

2121. iv. Jof?EPH Putnam Child, b. Aug. 12, 1815, m. May :2, IS 
Mary Ann Smith. 

2122, V, Martha Gema^ldine Child, b. Aug. 29, 1818, m. Freeman 
Mathews. 

2123, vi. PEifUEL Gakbon Child, b, Dec. 17, 1821. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2121. iv. Joseph Putnam Childs, second son and fourth 
child of John Buraap and Polly Ganaon Child, b, in Pittslield, 
Vt, Aug. 12, 1815, m. May 12, 1844, Mary Ann Smith, dau- 
of Robert Smith, of Bellingham, Mass. Mr. Childs is a florist 
Residence, Woonsocket, R L 



AND HIS DESCENDANTa 808 

[Eighth Generation.] Children : 
3124. i. Martha Eyalihb Ghilds, b. Nov. 12, 1846, d. Jan 9, 1849. 

2125. ii. Ida Evaline Childs, b. Mch. 21, 1850, d. Dec. 26, 1856. 

2126. iii. Frank Allen Childs, b. Nov. 7, 1851, m. Nov. 4, 1875, Mary 
E. Ballon. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

2126. iii. Frank Allen Childs, only son of Joseph P. and 
Mary A. Smith Childs, b. Nov. 7, 1861, m. Nov. 4, 1875, 
Mary E Ballon, dau. of Levi T. Ballon, of Cumberland, R 1. 

Reside in Woonsocket, R I. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

2127. i. Bertha Eloibe Childs, b. Nov. 25, 1876. 

2128. ii. Frank Howard Childs, b. April 12, 1878. 

r Sixth Generation.] 

2108. iii. Frederick Augustus Child, third son and child 
^Df Penuel and Charlotte Loomis Child, b. in Union, Tolland 
do., Ct, Dea 11, 1789, m. Mch. 28, 1818, Miss Charlotte Ses- 
sions, dau. of Walter and Anna Loomis Sessions Mrs. Char- 
lotte S. Child, b. in Union, Ct., Feb. 21, 1795, d. Oct. 3, 1875. 
Mr. F. A. Child d. Feb. 21, 1860, in Brandon, Eutland Co., 
Vt, where his home had been for many years. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

2129. i. Caroline Frances Gulnare Child, b. Oct. 18, 1818, m. Mch. 
5, 1840, Moses J. Enos. 

2130. ii. An infant, unchristened, b. 1820. 

2131. iii. Charlotte Child, b. Feb. 3, 1822, d. ae. three years in Middle 
bury, Vt. 

2132. iv. Helen Maria Child, b. Aug. 22, 1823, m. Aug. 3, 1843, Har- 
rison Ward. 

2133 V. Antoinette Madaline Child, b. June 3, 1825; resides in 
Forestdale, Rutland Co., Vt. ; teacher. 

2134. vi. Adeliza C. Child, b. July 1, 1828, ra. Feb. 25, 1847, John 
Capen. 

2135. vii. Harry G. Child, b. April 30, 1830, m. May 12, 1852, Juliette 
C. AUen. 

2136. viii. Augusta A. Child, b. Jan. 29, 1832, m. Oct. 10, 1854, Major 
Freeman Allen. 

2137. ix. Sabrina A. Child, b. Oct. 28, 1834, d. Aug.l, 1852, in Bran- 
don, Vt. 

2138. X. George Carroll Child, b. Feb. 8, 1837, unm. ; resides in 
Forestdale, Rutland Co., Vt. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2129. i. Caroline Frances Gulnare Child, eldest child 
of Frederick Augustus and Charlotte Sessions Child, b. in 
Brandon, Vt, Oct. 18, 1818, m. Mch. 5, 1840, Moses J. Enos, 



804 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBtTRY, MASS. 



who i in Eagle, Wisconsin^ Mch. 9, 1877, Mr. Eqos was 

native of Leicester, Addison Co., Vt, where he was b. Feb. ISg^ 

1799. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2139. i. Fhakces a. Enob, h, Feb. 10. 1S41, at Leicester, Vt,. d, 8ept^ 
13, 1844, at Eagle, Wis. 

9140. ii Clarence H. Enos, b. Nov. 88, 1845, d, Bee. 24, 1854, at 
Eagle, WU. 

2141, iii. AoDiE Ekos 
Wilbur, 



b. May 6, 1851, m. Oct. 5, 1^71 , S, De Witt 



[Eighth Generation.] 

2141. iii, Addie Enos, third child and second da a. of Car 
line F. G. Child and Moses J. Eoos, b. at Eagle, Waukesha Co,j 
Wia, May 6, 1851. m. Oct 5, 1871, & De Witt Wilbur, who 
was h. at Palmyra^ Jefferson Co., Wis.^ July 5, 1854. Eeaidence 
Eagle, Wis. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

2142. i. Evelyn Bell Wilbitk, b. Aug. 20, 1872, at Eiigle. WLs. 

2143. ii. Pearl May Wilbur, Yk Nov. 14, 1875, at Eagle, Wis. 
2144 iii. MiXNiE Daisv Wilbur, b, Jun L 1S79, itt Eagle. WU. 

f Seventh Generation.] 

21i{2, iv. Helen Mari^ Child, fourth dau. and child of 
Frederick Augustus and Charlotte Sessions Child, b. in Salis- 
bury, Addisou Co., Vt, Aug. 22, li!^23, m. Aug. 3, 1843, Har- 
rison Ward, who was b. Dec. 18, 1812, and d. near Fort 
Elliott, Texas, Jan. 8, ^79. Their residence was in Wau- 
kesha, Wis., and Mrs. Helen M. Child Ward is yet a resideat, 
of Waukesha, 
[Eighth Generation.] Childr«?n: 

2145. i. Hehmak Melancthon Ward, b. Jan. 5, 1845, in Eagle, Wan 
kesha Co., Wis,; m. and re^^ides in Oakland, r»l. 

2146. ii. Ida Helen Ward, h, Feb, 25, 1848, m. Mat 13, 1867, J. B. 
Curtisa. 

2147. ill. Fredbrick Augustus Ward, b. Mch. 21, 1850, in E^li 
Wis,; re^^ides at Fort Elliott, Ttjxjvs. 

2148. iv Cassics Clay Ward, b, June 6, 1852, in Eagle. Wis.; resida 
in Waukesha, Wis. 

2140. V, Walter Capen Ward, Vk Oct. 7, 1854, ni. Hattie Meyers. 
2150. vi. Henry Beecheh Ward, b. Feb. 11, 1857, iu Waukesha, WU 
where he resides. 

fEighth GenemtionJ 

2146. ii. Ida Helen Ward, only dau, and second child of 
Helen M. Child and Hanison Ward, b. in Brandon, Vt, Feb. 
26, 1848, HL in Waukesha, Wia, May 13, 1867, John Barney 
CorliBB* Besidence Chicago, HL _ 



f 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS.. 

f^inth Generation.] Children : 

2151. i. John Baknby Curtiss, Jb., b. Jan. 28, 1873, in San Francisco, 
C3al.. d. Oct. 18, 1878. 

2152. ii. Hblbn Chandler Curtiss, b. Jan. 23. 1875, in San Francisco, 
<L^al.. d Feb. 2, 1877. 

t Eighth Generation.] 

2149. V. Walter Capen Ward, fourth son and fifth child 
of Helen M. Child and Harrison Ward, b. in Eagle, Waukesha 
Ca, Wis., Oct 7, 1864, m. Hattie Meyers. Eesidence San 
Francisco, Cal. 
[Ninth Generation.] Child : 

2153. i. Infant unnamed. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2134. vi. Adeliza Charlotte Child, sixth dau. and child 
of Frederick Augustus and Charlotte Sessions Child, b. in 

-Brandon, Vt, July 1, 1828, m. Feb. 25, 1847, Hon. John 

Oapen, who was b. in Goshen, Vt, Mch. 23, 1818, and d. Jan. 

^, 1878, in Brandon, Vt A sister-in-law writes of him, "If 

^ver a man was perfect in all his ways and habits he was, 

strictly honest and upright in all his dealings. His business 

"%^as that of a lumber dealer and practical land surveyor. He 

"was elected to fill the posts of town clerk, grand juryman and 

justice of the peace ; he also represented the town in the State 

Legislature several times, and was a member of the Vermont 

constitutional convention. He was in early years a successful 

and honored instructor." Mrs. A. C. Child Capen resides in 

Brandon, Vt 

[Eighth Generation. ] Children : 

2154. i. Mart Charlotte Capbn, b. Aug. 9, 1859, d. Aug. 11, 1859, in 
Goshen, Vt. 

2155. ii. John Bernard Capbn, b. May 21. 1866, d. Sept. 23, 1866, in 
Brandon, Vt. 

2156. iii. Flavia Antoinette Capen, b. Aug. 11, 1867. 
[Seventh Generation.] 

2135. viL Harry G. Child, eldest son and seventh child of 
Frederick Augustus and Charlotte Sessions Child, b. in Bran- 
don, Vt, April 30, 1830, m. May 12, 1862, Juliette C. Allen. 
Mr. Child removej^ soon after marriage to the West, is now a 
resident of Berlin, Green Lake Co., Wisconsin, and engaged in 
a large commercial business. 

[Eighth Generation ] Children : 

2157. i. Herbert W. Child, b. April 24, 1854, in Brandon. Vt. 

2158. ii. Hiram A. Child, b. Jan. 23, 1858, m. Jan. 13, 1878, Jennie M. 
Burr. 



308 BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 

[Eighth Generation 1 

2158. a Hiram A. Child, second son and child of Harrjl 
G. and Juliette C. Allen Child, b. in Kingston, Green Lak« 
Co., Wis., Jan. 23, 1858, m. Jan. 13, lb78, Jennie M. Burr; 
reside in Berlin, Wis. 
[Ninth Generation.] Child: 

2159. i. Haury BtniR Child, b. Mch. 30. 1879. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2136. viii. Augusta Alice Child, seventh dau. and ei( 
child of FVederick Augustus and Chai lutte Sessions Child, 
in Brandon, Vl, Jan. 2i), 1832, m. Oct. 10, 1854, Major BV 
man Allen «>f Brandon, Vt, who was b. in RcK'hester, Winds 
Co., Vl, Dec. 20, 1829. 
[Eighth Genemtiotu] Children : 

2160. i. John Scott Anderson Allen, b. May 17, 1961, drowned Aag 
21, 1872 in a freshet, which cotiipelled the fninily t^ fle« from their horn 
the boy was held by his father until exhauHtioii relaxed his hold, and 
own Life was nearly saoriliced. 

2161. IK Lottie Mat Allen, b. Jan. 27. 18fi7, d. Dec. IS. 1878. Tn 
more lovely und endearing children are rarely given to fond parents. &n 
their early deaths have cast shadows tieyond the home circle. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

210S>. iv. Penuel Child, Jr., fourth son and t-hild of Peniie 
and Charlotte Looniis Child, b. in Union, Ct, May l^ 17U4, ; 
Mch. 10, 1824, Miss Mary Henry, dau. of Daniel Henry, 
Brandon, Vt Mr, Pcnucl Child, Jr., d. in Clintun,Wrsconsii] 
SepL 4, 1868. His widow resides in Edgarton, Wis. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

2162. i. Wn.LiAM Wallace Child, b. Nov. 11, 1834, ra. April 25. 184$| 
Eluthra Caroline Harrison Hfttch. 

31G3. ii, HoLiN RoDoLPHUS CHtLO^ b. Oct. 21, 1827, m. May 85. 18M, 
Marieltf) Yonng. 

2164. iii. Marv Chilp, b. May 29, 1831, m. abt. iaii>, R. R, Brown. 

2165. iv. Ellek Child, b. May 15. 1835, m. abt. 1856. n. B Delong, 
9166. V. A daughter— unchristene*!. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2162. L William Wallace Child, eldest child of Penuej 
Jr., and Mary Henry Child, b. in Brandon,Vt, Nov. 11, 1S24, tt 
by the Rev. J B, Clark, April 25, 1848, El ut lira Caroline Harr 
son Hatdi, who was b. in Pittstield, Vt, Aug. 18, 1820. ilau 
of Orton and Pamelia Harrison Hatch. Resides at Edgerton 
Rock Co.* Wisconsin. Is engaged in business as dealer an 
packer in leaf tobacco, 




AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



SOT 



'^tMghth Genemtion.] Children : 

3167. i. Floiienok Eluthka I'hild* b. Sept, 24, 1840, at Eagle* Wis. 
2168. ii Hauold Wallace Cnihiy, b, Nov, 16, 1S51, at Engle, Wis, 

ItifBiienth Generation.] 

2163. ii. fioLLiN RoDOLPHUS Guild, secoiid child and son 
of Penuel, Jr., and Mary Henry Child, b. in Braudou, Vt,Oct 
2J, 1827, ni. May 25, 1854, Muriette. Young, of Lake Mills, Wis. 

-Reside in Clinton, Rock Co., Wisoonsin. 

/Eighth Generation.] Children: 

^169. h Gkrtrude Majiy Child, b. Sept 27, I8f*5, d. young^. 

^170. ii. BcTBERT Henry Child, b. April 4, 1857, in Albion, Wis. 

3171. iii. Chahles Rolik Child, h Oct. 0, 1801, in AU>ion, Wis. 

^S173. iv. Ellen Eluthra Child, b. April 3, 1863, 

"3178. y. Grace Evelyn Child, b. Feb. 1, 1867. 

^174. vi, Clifton Pctnam Child, t Twins h 4iiff 9ft iRAfi 
*2175 Tii. Clayton PE^rEL Chh-d, \ ^'^^''^* *'* -^^^- ^' **^' 

2176. viii 1s<jra Maky Child, b. Mch. 15, 1875. 

venth Generation.] 

2164. ill. Mahy Child, eldest daa* and third child of Penael^ 
nd Mary Henry Child, h. in Pittsfield, Vt, May 29, 1831, m. 

R. Brown, libt 1859. 
t Eighth Generation.] Children i 

2177. i. PKNrEL Child Brown, b. Sept. 11, 1860. 
8178- ii Wallace tiCHUYLEH Brown, b. Oct. 16, 1863. 
S179. iii. Mary Obrtkudk Brown, b. Jan* 12, 1808. 

2180. iv. GEORfiE HitrHAHD Bhown» b. Nov 0, 1873. 

fSeventh Generation.] 

2165. IV. Ellen Child, second daiL and fourth child of 
f^enuel, Jr., and Maiy Henry Child, b. in Pittsfield, Vt^ May 
15, 1835, HL H. B. Delong, abt 1855. 

Lfe^hth Generation ] 

2181. i, IsoRA Mary DeLokg, b. April 26, 1857. 
3183. ii. Lillian E. DkLoncj. b. Mch. 19, 1860. 
2183. iii- John Henry DeLono, b. Aug. 14, 1871. 

t Sixth Generation. J 

2111. vi. Henky Loomis Child, youngest child of Peuuel 

^nd Charlotte Loomis Child, b. in Brandon, Vt, Oct 5, 1816, 

lias been three times married — 1st, in 1839, Diadatna Burt Hale, 

of Middlebury, Vt; 2d, Katharine Winter; 3d, Dec. 26, I8W, 

Mary Helen Post Resides in Troy, N. Y. Occupation, that 

of ship carpenter. 

Mr. Child in early manhood had a vigorous constitution^ and 
a fondness for adventure not altogether free from harilships 
^d exposure to danger. His love for hunting wild game led 



808 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBUHY, MASS. 



him to the Adirondac MouQtaiDS, whei*e his winters for some 
years were spent hunting the deer and other wild animals 
abounding in those forest s^ making his mode of life an oppor- 
tanity for gain in the valuable furs and hides which he was 
able to bring to a paying market. Few were r^arded aa a 
better ''shot" than Mr. Child, The vigor of former years has 
given place to iufinnities which enfeeble his declining yeans. 
[Seventh Generation. J Children: 

3184. i. Obenna Child, b. 184©. 

9185. ii. Penukl Benjamin Child, b. 1842, 

2186. iii. Li CY Sabkina Child, b. Feb. 4, 1844, lo. Mob* 27. 1864, Ch«»- 
Vayette. 

2187, iv. Daniel Henhy Child, b, Feb. 27, 1846, m, Mary Webster. 
3188. T, Francis Marion Child, U April 20, 1848, m. April 27, 186^, 

Samh Breslin, 
218i>. vi. William Wallace Child, b. 1860. 
2190, tIL Alice Katharine Child, b, 1805, 
219L viii. Fkederick Augustus Cheld, b. 1868. 

2192. ix. Charlotte Child, b, 1&70 

[Seventh Genemlion.] 

21S6. iii. Lucy Sabhina Child, second dau. and third child 
of Henry Loomis and Diadama B. Hale Child^ b, in Stock- 
bridge, Vt., Feb. 4, 1844, m. by the Rev, Lewis Derush^ in 
Whitehall, N. Y., Mch. 27, 1864, Charles Vayette, who was b^ 
in Whitehall, K V„ Aug, 18, 1886. Mr. Vayette is a truck- 
man by occupation, in Whitehall, N. Y. 
(Eighth Goneratian ] ChiMren: 

2193. i. Oraanna Vayette. b. Deo, m, 1864. 

2194. ii. William Francis Vaykttb, b. Jan. 14, 1867, d. April, It! 
2105. iii, Chaklka Uknhy Vayette, U. July 8, 1869. d. sarae month. 

2196. iv. George Vayette, b. June 24. 1870. d, July 7. 1870. 

2197. V. Sarah Elizabeth Vayette, b. Meh. 25, 1871. d. Mny, IH7U 
21 118. \1. WiLLLAM Vayette, b, Jan. 24, 1873, d. July, 1873. 
2199. vii. Acguutus Vayette^ b. Oct, 4, 1875. 
2300. viii. Edward Ellsworth Vatette, b. Dee. 2. 1877, 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2187. iv. Daniel Henry Child, second son and fotuth 
child of Henry Loomis and Diatiama B. Hale Child^ b. in Mid* 
dlebiiry.Vt,, Feb. 27, 1846, m. Mary Wek^ter, of East Paltnej, 
Vt Besides at Sutherland Falls, Rutland Co.» Vt. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2201. i John Hknky Child, b. 1880. 

2802. ii, Maky Child, b. 1873. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 309 

t~ Seventh Generation.] 

2188. V. Fbancis Mabion Child, third son and fifth child 

^f Henry Loomis and Diadama B. Hale Child, b. in Middle- 

Wy, Vt., April 29, 1848, m. April 27, 1869, by the Rev J. J. 

ItcDonald, in Whitehall, N. Y., Sarah Breslin, who was b. in 

i Hemingford, Canada East, July 23, 1847. Mr. F. M. Child 

F ^hen four years of age lost his mother, and went soon after to 

J^ide in Whitehall. He has been engaged in various kinds of 

business ; at twelve years of age began his care of himself. He 

-i^sT associated himself with his brother in-law, Charles Vayette, 

^^»x business, and resides in Whitehall, N. Y. 

L^^Sighth Generation. J Children : 

2208. i. Chablbs Francis Child, b. Mch. 28, 1870. 

2204. ii. Patriot Hbnry Child, b. May 16, 1872. 

2205. iii. William Albert Child, b. Jan. 6, 1876. 

2206. iv. Mary Agnbs Child, b. July 26, 1878. 

ClU'ifth Generation.] 

2083. iii. Perley Child, second son and third child of 
^^benezer and Charity Bugbee Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 

^ec. 6, 1859, m. Miss Lucy Symons. He d. May 30, 1812, in 
Pittsfield, Vt. 
[Sixth Generation.] 

2207. i. Polly Child, m. Mr. Farnham. 
2206. ii. Sophia Child, m. Mr. Salisbury. 

2209. iii. Betsbt Child, m Mr. Farnham. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

2086. vi. / Elizabeth Child, second dau. and sixth child of 
Ebenezer and Charity Bugbee Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 
Dec. 29, 1767, m. Abner Brigham. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

2210. i. Betbbt Brigham. 

2211. ii. William Bkigham. 

2212. iii. Sophia Brigham. 

2213. iv. Nanot Brigham. 

2214. y. Lucius Brigham. 

2215. vi. LoxnsA Brigham. 

2216. yii. Asa Brigham. 

2217. yiii. Charles Brigham. 

2084. V. Ebenezer Child, fourth son and youngest child of 
Ebenezer and Charity Bugbee Child, b. in Union, Ct, Aug. 
17, 1770, m. at Brandon, Vt, Dec. t>, 1792, Miss Anna Gray, 
of Worcester, Mass. 



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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



Mr. Child had an inheritance of strong intellectual and mo^ 
qualities^ and so far conquered all iinpropitious surrounding 
as to make them contribute to the development of a stronj 
mind, in a sti*ong physical S3^8tem. Early in life he was-i 
puny boy^ and alwa3^s regarded much younger than he 
was. When past ninety yeai-s of age, he waites most tone 
ingly and tenderly of being lifted by his father to look upon 
the pale, silent face of the lo\nng mother whose care he woi 
never know, and of whom this act would prove the sole remen 
brance ; he was then about three years old. The death of his 
mother, when he wfis so young, led to his being placed in the 
home of an elder married sister, with whom he remained uut 
the second marriage of his father, and the family removed froi 
Connecticut to Vermont^ when he bravely shared the perils ar 
deprivations, toil and lonehness of a home in the sparsel}* s€ 
tied Green Mountain State. After aiding his father to build the 
log-house and gather in the grain raised around the stumjis 
trees on their lately flejired land in the summer and autumn 
their entrance inU^ Vermont, in the late autumn he made his 
way on foot and alone, to the old home and friends in Co< 
necticut He was then about twelve years old. With the d€ 
kindred he spent the w^inter. Early spring found him on 
rudely constructed vehicle, with the new mother, and their small 
household supplies, making his w^ay amid cold and snow to 
Vermont. ^i 

His father's death occurring a few years later, Mr. Ebenezi^H 
Child settled the estate and started a new farm for himself, t^^ 
which he brought his young bride, with strong courage and 
manly pride to carve out his own fortuoes, and r^.r a large 
family. For many years?, tUl quite past the threescore ye 
and ten, his activities were laborious, continuous and eflicieolj 
The wonderful i-etention of the mental faculties until his deat 
when ninety -six yeai-s of age, help to prove that it is undue at 
extreme use which destroys. Mr. Ebenezer Child very earlj 
in life took such a decided and intelligent stand in the lowB 
ship upon all questions, j3i>litical, religious and scx^iid, as 
render him a power for good, and a frequent recognition by 1 
fellow townsmen in the bestowal of differing olliees, attest 
their appreciation. At the age of seventj^one, we find him to 
have delivered an addi-ess at Pittsfield, Vermont, on the fc 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



an 



matiori of a Lyceum in that town. For many years Mr. Child 
was a regular contributor to certain local newspapers of articles 
upon most of the leading topics of the day, and as at this period, 
the differences of the Arminiau and Calvin istic Creeds were 
deeply moving the New England mind^ Mr, Child was especi- 
ally interested and active in the discussions. The Masonic 
order found in him a friend and defender, and the gi*owth and 
development of the young republic of the United States, awak- 
ened his deepest, heartiest enthusiasm. After passing into the 
four-acore years some infirmities of body rendered locomotion 
more difficult and the amusements and occupations were limit- 
eii to the use of the pen and reading. Sizeable folios were filled 
with copied letters and manuscripts of his composition, as lega- 
cies for his fondly cherished grandchildren, towards whom he 
entertained the most lavish aflection, in whose progress he took 
pride, and whose ambition he sought to kindle for noblest effort 
and attainment. One or two extracts fi^om letters addressed to 
the gmndsons, Don Alonzo and Chas. Q, Child, of New York, 
"vrill evince his own clear mind, and true interest in them. 
Trom a letter bearing date Sept 25, 1865, we give a sketch of 
Tiis daily life, which he says he furnishes them as they may not 
l>e able to understand how a man so aged could pass the daj'', 
(then being ninety -five): 

As a great poet hm said— 

*Tis but one youth at most that mortals have^ 

And one old age pr*?|iare>* us for the grave,* 

J retire at 7 o'clock p. m., iind Jlorpht-'U^ soon louks up the sensitive 

Ofgans in quiet and balmy shinibers. which I generally enjoy until some- 

^hmg like 4 o^clock a. m. 1 then fetum thanks ta the great Author of my 

*iiAny blessings, and indtilgu half an hour in roptiiiting and singing (o my- 

^If those old hymns and psahris I used to indulge in sixty or seventy years 

^go. I arise about G a. M., afler dressing myself, by the aid of my staff 

^ith some bodily exertion walk the piazzii. then return to my mom, wash, 

t^ke haJf or three-fourths of a wine-glass of bitt-ers; by this time I heiir the 

%lad voiee sounding, * Brt^akfa-^t ready. FatfiHrr of whi<;h 1 partake heartily. 

*Xhe amusements of the day you know well, when you think of reading 

^mpers, writnig, and scrap-book, etc. My vacant hours of late dwell much 

^nii moral and seientific siubject.?. As 1 see tlio flr^t rays of morning light 

tjreaking forth from the Eawl, T Bay, here is another incontestible evidence 

of the living of a Supreme Creator. Nothing less than Almighty power, 

which creates and governs a universe of eighty nidUons of worlds* could 

keep in order this inconceivably great and mysterious niRichine, whereby 

&tni and moon» stars, comet^s and their satellites, move in such harmony for 

thousands of years without the least variatiou. 



S12 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



Again lie writes — 

• • * Tlie mind of man evidently designed fof progressive im- 
provemeoU not to end with life, but to continue in another ^tate of im- 
proved existence forever, if we ocmtinue to improve our intellectaid facul* 
ties whiJe living here on earth. Youth seems to be the favorable time for 
the cuHivation and maturing of our moral and social natures and ennob- 
ling faculties that will enable us to bocomo worthy and reispeoted members 
of society. Says a great and good man: *The youth who cultivates hi$ 
intellect and habitually obeys the preeepts of Christianity, will in tnatore 
life enjoy within him!M?U a fountain of moml and intellectual happiness, th© 
appropriate reward of i i>edience,^ Man when viewed in one aspect resem- 
bles a demon, in another he bears the impress of the image of God, When 
seen in his crimes he might resemble a devil » when contemplated in his 
charities, hii3 discoveries in science^ his vast combinations for the benefit of 
his race, he appears a bright intelligence from heaven. I have illustrate 
these facts for your especial consideration that yon may now in yonl| 
profit by the comparison; make choice and habitually pursue a course < 
life tending to refinement in mind and manners. 

In another letter lie writes— 

November has been very mild and aceonimrxlatingt though his hoar 

and hollow breath l>etokens his sudden dissokitjon, then stem and gloomj 

December will usurp his iron rule and unrelenting winter follow in ht 

train. These rough November blasts have alre^idy attacked this old* dilap 

dated and decaying tenement, that has endured the chill frosts of tnop 

than four score and ten winteiN and can make but feeble defence, and 

are now fortifying a place for i^treat during cold winter's unwelcomj 

rigor» which will require a covenng like Ihe shield of Ajax, * With seven 

thick folds o^er cast of tough buirs hide, and solid brass the last/ 

' But let chill winter bind the crystal streams^ 

Withdraw from earth the sun*s enlivening t>eams 

And scatter snow-flakes o'er the frozen sea» 

Thou canst not freeze the streams of true-eyed charity.* 

We close these extracts which might be much multiplic 
with his pleasant wishes for theae grandsoDs, written them oi 
the incoming of a New Year — 

May your happiness increase with your virtues, may generous heartg 
true friendships, peaceful and happy firesides, be the rewai^ of your ] 
of love, is the sincere desire of your old grandfather. 
[Sixth Generation] ChBdren; 

S218. i. Sallie Warner Child, b. Oct. 19, 1793, in Brandon, Vt,, d 
March, 1S43, at Pittslield^ Vt ; unmarried. 

2219. ii. Horace S, Child, b. Feb. 6, 1796, m. Oct. 15, 1817, Mary P, 
Rice- 

2230, iii, CaAUNcKr Child, b, :Wch. 10. 1798, uu Frances Cecelia MoiMb. 

223L iv, Anna Maria CHiLt>, h. April 7, 1801 » at Brandcm, Vt,, d. i 
1867, at Castleton, Vt, ; unmarried. 

2222. V. Eahl Child, b. Mch. 13, 1803, m. Louisa Keyes of Stock bridge^ 
Vt. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS.. 313 

2223. vi. Almira Child, b. Mch. 7, 1805, m. May. 1828, Edward Whit- 
comb. 

2224 vii. Alonzo Child, b. July 21, 1807, m. Aug. 28. 1838, Mary 
Goodrich. 

2225. viii. Benjamin Feanklin Child, b May 27, 1809, m. April 80, 
187, Esther Hicks. 

2226. ix. Julia Child, b April 27, 1811. m. Oct. 1840. Chester Baxter. 

2227. X. Pearley A. Child, b. April 8. 1813, m. 1st. April 13, 1834. Helen 
Pratt; m. 2d. Aug. 1877, Miss Hawley. 

2228. xi. WiLLLiM Gray Child, b. Oct. 8. 1815. in Brandon, Vt , d. in 
Michigan; unmarried. 

2229. xii. Eliza Greenwood Child, b. May 12, 1819. at Brandon, Vt. 
Resides in Orange, N. J. ; unmarried. 

2230. xiii. Jane Bethia Child, b. Oct, 27, 1822, at Brandon. Vt., d. Jan. 
16, 1862, at Castleton, Vt. ; unmarried. 

To all these children Mr. Ebenezer Child secured the best possible advan- 
tages for education available, in the true New England spirit considering it 
the surest endowment he could secure to them. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2219. ii. Horace S. Child, second child and eldest son of 
Ebenezer and Anna Gray Child, b. in Brandon, Eutland Co., 
Vt, Feb. 6, 1796, m. Oct. 15, 1817, Miss Mary P. Eice, of 
Hardwick, Worcester Co., Mass. Mr. Child, like many others 
of his race, found a home and final resting in the West, where 
he closed his long and useful life in Geneseo, Henry Co., 111., 
on the 4th of March, 1872, at seventy-two years of age. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

2231. i. Horace Rice Child, b. Oct. 23, 1818, ra Miss Mary Lee, of 
Springfield. Vt. 

2232. ii. Ellen Maria Child, b. Aug. 18, 1820, m. Oct. 15, 1839, Henry 
S. Ford. 

2233. iii. Orange Watson Child, b. Aug. 29, 1824, m. Aug. 6, 1851, Susan 
Stickney. 

2234. iv. Ann Melissa Child, b. Oct. 19, 1826. m.May 11, 1847, Benjamin 
P. Baker. 

2235. V. Sarah Jane Child, b. Mch., 1830, m. Jan. 10, 1850, James G. 
Goodrich. 

2236. Ti. Albert Alonzo Child, b. June, 1832, m. Frances Page. 

2237. vii. Francis Pearley Child, b. Mch. 31, 1836, m. July 15, 1856, 
Celia Gillespie. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2281. i. Horace Eice Child, eldest son and child of Horace 
S. and May P. Eice Child, b. in Brandon, Vt, Oct 23, 1818, 
ra. in Springfield, Windsor Co., Vt., Miss Mary Lee. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

2288. i. George Child. 

2239. ii. Elizabeth Child. 
X 



SI4 



BEXJAJknX CHILD OF ROXSrRT, KASS. 



2240. iii. Sarah Child. 

2^1. iv. Herbert Crilb. i *v-,^^ 

2242. V. Henry Child, f ^^i"«' 

[S^»votith Geoemtion.] 

:>232. ii. Ellex Maria Child, eldest dau, and second child 
of Horace S. and Mary P. liice Child, k in Rutland^ Yl, Aug. 
18. I«20, m. Oct 15, 1839, Mr. Henry S, Ford, of MendoD, Vr. 
Residti in Geneseo, Henrj^ Co., IlL 
[Eighth Getiemtion.] Children: 

2t24;{. i, Watson R, Ford. h. Nov. 18, 1840, at Mendon. Riitiimd Co., Yt , 
d. Dec. 12, 1S03, in Diinvili** Prison, from wnnnds received in the war in 
im\. lU belanirea to Co. L, 112th Iditiois Volunteers. 

2244. ii. Sarah E Ford, h. April 27, 1846, ra. Oct. 15. 1869. Mill P, 
Pftrker. 

2245. iiL J. Dayton Ford. h. June 0. 1847, m. Dec. 29, 1870. MiDnie K. 
Weston. 

2240. iv. Ella B. Ford, K July 11. 1849, m. Dee. 29, 1h:4, Georg:e W. 
Beale. 

2247. V. Horace C Ford, h Meh. 2, 1853, m Feb. 29. 1878. Nettie J, 
Sargent, 

2248. VI. Fa^xt M. Ford, h. Mny 25. 1759. at Geneseo, III 

2249. vii, Fred L, Ford, b. July 20, 1861. at Geneseo. 111. d. Ang. 15^ ] 
1875. 

2250. viii, Henry L. Ford, b Meh. 31, 1865, at Geneseo. IlL, d June 19* j 
1860. 
[Eighth Generation.] 

2244. ii. Sarah K Ford, eldest dau. and second child of 
EUeD M. Child and Henry S. Ford, b. in Mendon. Vt., April 
27, 1846, m. Oct. 15, 1809, Mill P. Parken Reside in Kinsley, 
Edwards Co., Kanza?, 
[Ninth Genenition,] Children: 

2251- i. Jessie E. Parker, b. Sept. 4. 1870. 

2252. ii. James Parker, b. Sept. 1, 1872, d, Meb. 28. 1873. 

2258. iii. Guy W. Parker. K Mrh. 19. 1873, d. July 25, 1878. 

2254. iv. F Blanth Parker. \k Muy 18. 1874. d. Aug. 22, 1878. 

2255. V. LiLLiE Parker, b. Sept. 9, 1878. 
[Eighth GeneriilionJ 

2245. iii. X Dayton Ford, second son and third child of^ 
Ellen M. Child and Henry S. Ford, h. in MendoRj Vt, June 6^; 
1847, m. Dec. 29, IbTO, Minnie K. Weston. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

2250. i, Ellen H. Ford, b. Oct. 17, 1874. 

2257. ii. Harry T. Form, b, April 16, 1875. 
[Eighth Genenition.] 

234ti. iv. Ella B. Ford, second dau. and fourth child of 
Ellen M. Child and Henry S. Ford, b. in Mendon, Vt, July ll,j 
1849, m. Dec, 29, 1874, George W. Beale. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 815 

[Ninth Generation.] Children : 

2258. L George A. Beale. b. Dec. 26, 1875. 

2259. ii. E. Blanch Beale, b. April 5, 1879. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

2247. V. Horace Child Ford, third son and fifth child of 
Ellen M. Child and Henry S. Ford, b. in Mendon, Vt, Mch. 2, 
1853, m. Feb. 29, 187S, ISTettie J. Sargent 
[Ninth Generation.] Child: 

2260. i. Guy D. Foed, b. Mch. 8, 1879. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2233. iii. Orange Watson Child, second son and third 
child of Horace S. and Mary P. Rice Child, b. Aug. 29, 1824, 
in Castleton, Rutland Co., Vt., m. in Boonville, Oneida Co., 
New York, Aug. 6, 1851, Miss Susan Stickney. Mr. and Mra 
O. W. Child reside in Elizabeth, Union Co., New Jersey. 

Mr. Child is largely engaged in railway enterprise, in Nassau 
Street, New York City — supplying railway corporations with 
equipments for operating their roads, such as steel and iron rails, 
locomotives, cars, etc. We are much indebted to Mr. Child 
for the interest he has taken in our work, and for essential aid 
in furnishing family records. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2261. i. William Child, b. Oct. 3, 1854. d. same day in Boonville, N. Y. 

2262. ii Josephine Child, b. Jan. 23, 1856 at Boonville, N. Y., d. Jan. 
8, 1859, in St. Louis, Missouri 

2268. iii. Feank Watson Child, b. Dec. 12, 1859, at Boonville, N. Y. ; 
resides in Elizabeth. New Jersey. 

2264. iv. Jennie S. Child, b. Aug. 4. 1861, d. May 16, 1862, in Tarry- 
Town-on-the-Hudson. N. Y. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2234. iv. Ann Melissa Child, second dau. and fourth . 
child of Horace S. and Mary P. Rice Child, b. Oct. 19, 1826, 
m. May 11, 1847, Benjamin Franklin Baker, of Pittsfield, Vt. 
Mr. and Mrs. Baker are now resident in Chicago, 111. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2265. i. MaeyEdnah Baker, b. Mch. 18, 1848, m. abt. 1861, Albert Smith. 

2266. ii. Clara Maria Baker, b. Oct. 1, 1858, at Rock Island, 111. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

2265. i. Mary Ednah Baker, eldest child of Ann Melissa 
Child and Benjamin F. Baker, b. in Pittsfield, Vt., Mch. 18, 
1848, m. about 1861, Albert Smith. Reside in Chicago, 111. 



BEXJAMIK CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 

[Ninth Geoeration.] Children: 

2267. i. Lathie E, Smith* b. May 1, 1802, in Chicago, ID. 

2268. ii Frank Baker SsirrH.' 
2360. iii. Kate Stevens Smith. 

2270. iv. Carrie Smith, 

[Seventh Generation] 

2235. V. Sarah Jane Child, third dan. and fifth child of 
Horace S. and Mary P. Rice Child, K Mcb. 1830, at Glens 
Falls, Warren Co., N. Y., m. Jan. 10, 1S50, in St Louis,JMis- 
souri, to Mr. James G. Goodrich ; removed from St Louis in 
1863. to 4V> Michigan Ave., Chicago, El., with their family. 
[Eighth 6 eiie ration ] Children: 

2271, i. JIarv Wallace Goodrich^ b. Nov. 26, 1850, at St. Louis. Mo. 
3272. ii. Jliults G. Goodrich, b, Oct, 6. 1852, at St, Louis, Mo. 

2273. iii, Nellie Goodrich, b. Jan, 8, 1855, at St Louis, Mo. 
2274 IV. Sarah Child GooiiRice, I rp ■ ( b. Aug, 6,1857, St. Louis, Mo. 
2275. V. James G. Goodrich, f ^"^^^^ "f d. Sept "10. 1857. ^ 

2:276. vi. Harry Goodrich, b. July 11, 11*67, in Chicago, 111. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2236. vi. Albert Alonzo Child, third son and sixth child! 
of Horace S. and Marj P. Rice Child, b. June, 1832, m. Frances^ 
Page, at Nashua, N. H. Mr, Child is in business in Chicago, IIL 
[Eighth Generation] Children. 

2277. i. Jessie Child. 
2i78. li Georoe Child, 
227U. iii. I^aiqe Child, 

[Seventh Generation,] 

3237. %ni. Fra:^is Pearley Child, fourth son and gevemE 
child of Horace & and Mary P, Hice Child, b. in Pittsiield,Vt, 
March 31, 1835, m. July 16, 1856. Ceha Gillespie, and reside 
at present in Cliicago, III. 
[Eighth Generation,] Child: 
22l*D. i, Francis Child, 

[Sixth GeneralionJ 

2220. iii. CflAUNCEY Child, second son and third child of 
Ebenezer and Anna Gray Child, b. in Brandon, llutland Co., 
Vt, March 10, 179S, m. Jan. 1, 1841, Miss Frances Celia MorseJ 
at Brighton, Livingston Co., Michigan. Mr. Chauncey ChildJ 
died at Staunton, Mt Calm Co., Michigan, Nov. 26, 1875, 
[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

2281. i. EuzA Ceceua Child, b. July 29, 1843. m. June 5, 1860, Joseph ^ 
F. Jewett 

2282. ii. Chauncey Euoene Child, b. April 15, 1844, in Hartland* Liviiigs. ^ 
ton, Co., Mich., d. Jan. 10, 1845, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 817 

2283. iii. Frances Eugenie Child, b. April 29, 1846. in Hartland, Ijivings- 
ton Co., Mich., d. Sept. 1. 1848. 

2284. iv. Ebenezeb G. Child, b. Mch. 11. 1848, in Hartland, Livingston 
Co., Mich., m. at Greenville. Mich., July 3, 1877, Miss OUie Sharp. 

2285. V. Emma Louisa Child, b. Oct. 14, 1850, in Hartland Livingston 
Co., Mich. 

2286 vi. Franklin Gray Child, b. Oct. 1, 1852. in Hartland, Livings- 
ton Co.. Mich., d. Jan. 23, 1859. in Cleveland, Ohio. 

2287. vii. Burr Julius Herbert Child, b. Mch. 13, 1835, m. Dec. 31, 
1.874, Alice M. Cannon. 

^Seventh Generation.] 

2281. i. Eliza Cecelia Child, eldest dau. and child of 
Ohauncey and Frances Celia Morse Child, b. in Hartland, 
Xivingston Co., Mich., July 20, 1842, ra. in Cleveland Ohio, 
June 5, 1860, Joseph F. Jewett Reside in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2288. i. Laura Heppie Jewett. b. Mch. 21, 1861, at Cincinnati, Ohio. 

2289. ii. Jennie Louise Jewett, b. Aug 31. 1862, at Cincinnati. Ohio d. 
Sept. 3. 1805. 

2290. iii. Helen Maria Jewett, b. April 13, 1864. at Cincinnati, Ohio. 

2291. iv. Carrie Louise Jewett. b. Aug. 11, 1866, at Wyoming, Ohio. 

2292. V. Joseph P. Jewett, Jr., b. July 11, 1868, at Wyoming. Ohio. 

2293. vi. Grace Eliza Jewett, b. Sept 13, 1870, at Wyoming. Ohio. 

2294. vii. Max Jewett, b. Nov. 17, 1872, at Wyoming, Ohio. 

2295. viii. Cecelia Child Jewett, b. Dec. 26, 1874. at Wyoming, Ohio. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2287. vii. Burr Julius Herbert Child, fourth son and 
seventh child of Chauncej and Frances Celia Morse Child, b. 
in Milford, Oakland Co., Mich., m. at Mill Brook, Mich., Dec. 
31, 1874, Miss Alice M. Cannon. 
[Eighth Generation.] Child: 

2296. i. Lewis Herbert Child, b. Oct. 26, 1876. 

[Sixth Generation] 

2222. V. Earl Child, third son and fifth child of Ebenezer 
and Anna Gray Child, b. in Brandon, Rutland Co., Vt, Mch. 
13, 1803, m. at Stockbridge, Vt, ISTov. 4, 1827, Miss Louisa W. 
Keyes, who was b. in Bridgewater, Vt, Sept 13, 1813. Mr. 
Earl Child died in Hartland, Mich., April 9, 1862. Mrs. Child 
died in Brighton. Mich., June 14, 1845. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children. 

2297. i. A daughter— unchristened—b. Feb. 10, 1829, d. same day in Pitts- 
field, Vt. 

2298. ii. Eael Keyes Child, b. Mch. 21. 1830. in Pittsfield, Vt., m. May 
80, 1852, Jennette Harrington. 

2299. iii. A son — unchristened — b. April 5, 1832, d. same day, in Bran- 
don, Vt. 



315 BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURT, MASa 

2300, iv. MiNON J, Child, b. Jan. 26, 1833, d. Jan. 31, X833/ 
Leicester^ Vt. 

2301, T. Aanx Maem Child, b. Jan. 0, 18S0, m. Oct. 23, 1854. John S^ 
Toppings 

230-3. vL Helen Pratt Child, b. Feb. 31, 1839, ra. Feb. 28* 1861, Robert 
B. Smith. 

[Seventh Generation.] 1 

230L V. Anna Maria Child, fifth child of Earl and Louisa. 
W. Kejes Child, b. ie Green Oak, (afterwards Oakland) Mich*^ 
Jan. 9, 1836, ni. Oct 23, 1854, John S. Topping, at Tarrytown, 
N. Y. 

[Eighth Generation J Children ; 

2303. i. Mary Louise Topfiji'q, b. Oct. IL 1857. in New York City. 

2304. ii. Jessie Patience Topping, b. Dec. 9, 18(J0. in Alton, III. 

2305. iii, Helen Maria Topping, \\ July 25, 18*53, in Alton, III. 
2300* iv. Erastus Doane Topping, b. Oct. 27, 1866, in Alton. Ill 
2307. 7. Alonzo Child Topping, b. Jan. 25, 1809, in Alton, III 
2806. vi, Gracie Sheldon Topping, b. Oct. 10. 1871, in Alton, HL 

2309. vii. John Rvder Toppino, b. Feb. 1, 1875, in Alton, III. 

[Seventh Generation,] 

2302. vi. Helen Prait Child, sixth and youngest child 
of Earl and Louisa W. Keyes Cliild, b. in Hartland, Livingston 
Co., Mick. Feb. 21, 1859, m. Feb. 28, 1861, Robert B, Smithy 
Alton, ni 
[Eighth Generation,] Child : 

2310. i, Earl Clarendon Smith, b. April 20, 1862. in Alton, III. 

[Sixth Generation,] 

2223. vi. Almira Child, third daii. and sixth child of 
Ebenezer and Anna Gray Child, b. at Brandon, Ratland Co.* 
Vt, March 7, 1805, m. May, 1828, Mr. Edward Whitcomb, at 
Pitt^field, Vt. Reside at Le Roy, Mower, Co., Minnasota. J| 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: ^1 

2311. i. Julia Whitcomb, b. Oct. 9, 1834, in Fredonia» ChautAnqua Co., 
New York. (L Aug. 9, 1853. 

2312. ii. Helen Whitcomb, b. June 13, 1630. in Fredonia, X. Y., d. May 
1844. 

2313. iii. Anna WniTcoMB, b, Si^pt. 10, 1838, in Hiram, Portage Co., 
Ohio, m. Sept, 20, 1856. Alt>ert Allen, at Le Roy, Minn. Resides in Cali- 
fornia, 

2314. iv. Edward B. Whitcomb, b, Oct, 5, 1841. in Spring Prairie, Wis., S 
ra. Feb. 22, 1868, Maggie Taylor, at L* Roy, Minn, S 

2315. V. Emma WHrrcoMB. b. Mch. 19, 1846, at Burlington. Wis., d. April 
9, 1848. 

2316. vi. Adelaide Whitcomb, b. Oct. 16, 1849, in Burling^ton, Wis, m, 
Au^. 10, 1807, Simuel Biicon. in Le Roy, Minn. 



AND HTS DESCEND ANTa 



[Sixth Generation*] 

2224. viL Alonzo Child, fourth son and seventh child of 
Ebenezer and Anna Gray Child, b. id Brandon, Vt, July 21^ 
1807, ra. Aug, 28, 1838, in Pittslield, Vt, Miss Mary Goodrich, 

dau. of Mr. James Goodrich ; a Scotch family. Mrs. Goodrich, 

the mother of Mrs. Alonzo Child^ was a Wallace, said to be 

in direct descent from the hero of Scotland. 

Mr. Alonzo Child^ like his brothers and sisters, was educated 

ia the common schools and academies of New England, but 
from the rapid growth of the frame which early attained more 
than average stature, there resulted much physical weakness, 
resulting in an affection of the eyes whicli ultimately destroyed 
the sight of one. Skillful treatment from the leading physicians 
of Massachusetts saved him from utter blindness. Though thus 
tried at his entrance upon the activities of life, he was nothing 
daunted, but with cheerful zeal began the career which resulted 
for him in such pecuniary success. His debut was made in 
Lowell, Mass., a large manufacturing city. Hither he bent his 
steps, entrustetl by Dr. Eliphalet Nott, President of Union 
College, Schenectady, N* Y., with a consignment of the stoves 
invented and patented by Dr. Nott, for the use of anthracite 
coaL The venture was an entirely successful one, attesting 
anew the quick apprehension of character, and whole-hearted 
generosity of the learned Doctor, as well a^^ the thorough busi- 
ness capabilities of the young merchant. This location though 
pleasant to Mr. Child in many respects, did not offer the oppor- 
tunity for that enlargement of business of which Mr. Alonzo 
Child felt capable. Closing his affairs in Lowell, Mr. Child 
went to the West and found in the stirring haste, and breadth 
of method, the kind of business atmosphere for which he was 
especially adapted. He made St Louis^ Missouri, the btise of 
his operations, which proved an eminently wise decision. Mr. 
Child made for himself a name and |K)sition among the mer- 
chant princes of that city. His interests were wide and deep ; 
unostentatious in charities, he was yet always ready to help on 
every movement which promisetl elevation to his fellow-beings, 
either pecuniarily or morally. M any prosperous business houses 
to-day owe largely their success to some kindly loan or start in 
life from his easily sliding purse-string. With all this extreme 
activity, Mr. Child was a man of strong home attachmentsi 



320 



BENJAMIX CHILD OF B0XJ3l'in', Mi 



delightiiipr to render his abode otie of attraction fn>m its luxury 
of comforta In the yeai^ 1843^, Mr. Child was in Europe 
combining business profits and intellectual culture. From the 
year 1850^ Mr. Child became a resident of Tarry -town on-the- 
Hudson, not far from New York City, though continuing hit^ 
business houses in the West and usually passing a hirge partS 
of each winter in St Louis. Of his patriotism we will permit 
the accompanying resolutions to speak, premising that Mr,^ 
Child had reached the close of his life, so full of large interest! 
in the West, and of pleasant, useful, honorable characteristic 
in the social world of his eastern home, on the third of June, 
1873. Mr. Child wns trustee of the Mutual Life Ins. Co., o^ 
New York City, and director of the Westchester Savings BarikjH 
aiding largely in the formation of the latter. 

At a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Mutual^ 
Life Ins* Co.^ of New York City, held June 4, 1873, the PresL^ 
dent announced the death of Alonzo Child, a Trustee of tbi 
company fur many yeai^. Judge Davis addressed the Chain 
follows, presenting the appended resolutions: 

**Jl/r. Premdfnl: TJje announceiaent you havo just made of the detrease ( 
one of tbe ruost respected and esteemed members of this Board, must 
every heart with profound sorrow and dee]) sympathy* Alonzo Child 
be<jn a nssful and honored member of this Board for many year*» alway 
fait hfii! to duty, wis<? in council and ready to discharge every obligatioa 
with fidelity and integrity. Mr. Child was distingniT^bed for a long and 
honored niwrcantile career. HjscommtTcial integrity was never qne^tione 
and he ever sti*od in the front ranks of those who have transacted the lm$i- 
ness affairs of oiir country. But I desired to refer particnlarly to the in- 
valuable and patrioiie services he rendered to the country in its late strug 
gles for national existence. Mr. Child iiad a large mercantile house estat >lishJ 
ed at St. Louis, ami through it, for more than thirty years proioas to 1861 
had furnished the gpovernniont with all needful supplies in the line of hii 
business, for its armies in the West, and the Indian tribes dependent upon 
the government for their annual need*. At the commencement of the warj 
his firm at St Louis invested ev<*rything they had fi^r the purpose of main*!] 
tnining the government of the United Slates. They had at one time nske 
over a million of dollars in supplies furnished to maintain troops in the^ 
field They were the first to hang out the star;* and stripes on Main St., in 
St Louiis^ and were always willing to trust the government with anything 
they wanted and to imperil their whole fortune in its support The mer 
chants in St. Louis would not sell to or trust the government, but Mc 
Child's house did, until his resident partner thought they were ready I 
break, and telegraphed to Mr Chihl, at New York, to know if they should 
go on, to which Mr. Child replied: 'Proceed to the extent of every dollar i 
have, and all you can raise.* His efforts to sustain the government were ' 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 82.1 

characterized by its officers as nearly superhuman, and the name of no man 
should be held in more grateful remembrance than that of Alonzo Child, 
for his unrequited and priceless services in sustaining this nation in its 
hour of peril. 1 quote from the record for these facts in a case in which I 
acted professionally for Mr Child ; and I shall ever blush for my country at 
the injustice it meted out to him in the matter. 

But peace to his memory. He has gone where the wicked cease from 
troubling and the weary are at rest Let us ever cherish in grateful remem- 
brance his many virtues, his kind, genial and quiet manners, and imitate 
his self sacrifices, patriotic devotion to his country, and fidelity in the dis- 
charge of every duty." 

Macb more of like character was here said, and by the Trustees 
of the Westchester Savings Bank, as well as by the press, one 
sentiment pervading every utterance that of thorough, ready, 
exordial recognition of the entire honesty of his life. 
[Seventh Generation. ] Children : 

2817. i. Don Alonzo Child, b. Aug. 30, 1840, m. Dec. 1*2, 1865, Annie 
Cromwell. 

2318. ii. Dayton Child, b. July, 1840. d. June, 1841. in St Louis, Mo. 

2319. iii. Julius Peatt Child, ) H ( Resides in Jacksonville, Fla. 

[i'\b Feb. 14. 184.^^. [Wheelwright. 

2320. iv. Charles Gardner Child, ) p f m. April 16, 1871, Carrie 



V. George Franklin Child, b. 1847, d. 1847, in St. Louis, Mo. 
vi. Mary Emma Child, b. April 23, 1849, at St. Louis, Mo., m. Dec. 
16, 1869, Stephen C. Millett. 

2328. ^ii. Henry Clay Child, b. May 6, 1852. at Tarrytown. N. Y., m. 
July 15, 1875, Lizzie Ferguson, of New York. 

2324. viii. Kate Maria Child, b. Aug. 10, 1853. m. Dec. 7. 1875. Daniel 
C. Millett. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2317. i. Don Alonzo Child, eldest son and child of Alonzo 
and Mary Goodrich Child, b. in St Louis, Mis., Aug. 30, 1840, 
m. Dec. 12, 1S65, Miss Annie Cromwell, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Mr. and Mrs. Don Alonzo Child reside in New York City. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

2325. i. Cromwell Child, b. July 8, 1867, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
ii. Mary Goodrich Child, b Nov 8.. 1868, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 



[Seventh Generation. 

2320. iv. Charles Gardner Child, twin son with Julius 
Pratt Child, of Alonzo and Mary Goodrich Child, b. in St. 
Louis, Mo., Feb. 14, 1845, m. April 16, 1871, Miss Carrie 
Wheelwright, of New York City, in which place Mr. and Mrs. 
Chas. G. Child reside, at 125 W. 47th st. Mr. Charles G. Child 
is a broker on Wall st. New York City. 




BENJAMIN CHILP OF HOXBURY, MASS. 



[Eighth Generation.] ChUdren : 
2027. i Charles Gamkver Child, Jr.* b, Mch. 1873, in New York. 
2S28. ii. Bessie Wheelwtught Child, b. Oct. 1877, in Xew York. 

[Seventh Generation ] 

2322. vi. Mary Emma Child, eldest dau. and sixth child 
of Alonzo and Mary Gciodrich Child, b. in St Louis, Ma, 
April 23, 1649, m. Dec. 16, 1«69, Stephen C. Millett Mr. 
Millett died in Columbia, South Carcjlina, Feb. 24, 1874. Mrsi 
Millett resides in Orange, N. J. 
[Eighth Generaiiou] Children: 
232^. i. Mary Goodrich Millett. h. Dec. 7, 1870, in Beaufort. S. C 
24130 ii Kjitie Child Millett, b. Sept. 13, 1872, in Beaufort, S. C. 

2331. iii, Stephex Colwell MiLLErr. b. Dec. 5, 1873, in Beaufort, S. C. 

[Seventh Generation*] 

2B24 viii, Kate Makia Child, second dau. and youngest 
child of Alonzo and Mary Govxlrich Child, b. in Tarry^town- 
on -'the Hudson, Aug. 10, 1853, m. Dec. 7, 1875, Daniel C. 
Millett, at South Orange, K X Mr. and Mrs. D. C Millett 
reside in Milwaukee, Wis, 
[Eiglith Genemtiun.] Child: 

2332. i. Akna Gray Millett. b. Sept, 3, 1877, in Milwaukee, Wis. 

[Sixth Generation J 

2225. viii. Benjamin Franklin Child, fifth son and eighth 

child of Ebenezer and Anna Gra}* Child, b. in Brandon, Vt, 
May 27, ISUD, in. Aj^ril 30, 18^7, Esther Hicks, at Benningtoi] 
Vt ; died in Shiawa.^see Co., Mich. 
[Seventh Genenition.l Children: 

2im. i. GmmE CerLo, b May 13, 1848, ra. Dec. 1870. 

2334 ii, Aho^im P. Child, bf July 21, 18W, ra. July 21, 1875, at Lane 
barg» Mich.; d. April 29. 1877, at same place. 

2335. iii. Watjs^is Child, b. Nov. 21, 1801, at Shionapa, Mich- Re^idf 
in Lanesburg. ^Mab. 

233tJ. iv. Edwin Child h Oct. K 1866, at Lanesburg, Mich, 

[Sixth Generation,] 

2226, ix. Jl'LIA Chii.d, fourth dau. and ninth child 
Ebenezer and Anna Gray Child, b. in Brandon, Rutland Co., 
Vt, April 27, 1811, m. Oct.. 1840, Chester Baxter, at Pittsfielc 
Vt. and died at Castleton, Vt., April 4, 1867, aged 5H ye^irs. 
[Seventh Geopration] Children: 

2837 i Ellen Dasa Baxter, b. July, 1841, in Pittsfield, Vt., m. ' 
10 1808, John H. Langdon. 

2338 ii, Eljzajietu MoasE Baxtes, b. A[iril. 184.'), in Pittsfield, Vt, i 
April 4, 1870, Bensnti Ferris. Resides at Pn nee ton. 111. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTa 323 

[Sixth Qeaeration.] 

2227. X. Pkarlky Augustus Child, sixth son and tenth 
child of Ebenezer and Anna Gray Child, h. in Brandon, Vt, 
April 8, 1813; has been twice married — Ist, April 13, 1834, 
by "Rev. Elisha Tucker, to Helen Maria Pratt, in Buffalo, N.Y,. 
where she was b. Dec. 1, 1817. Mra H. M. Pratt Child died at 
West Exeter, N. Y., April 14, 1866. Mr. Child m. 2d, Aug., 
1877, Miss Hawley, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. Child is engaged 
in the hardware business, in the stove manufacturing depart- 
ment He is a man of strong presence and genial spirit; a well 
proportioned man six feet in height He was associated with 
his brother, Alonzo Child, in the hardware trade in St Louis, 
Missouri, for some years, where they were most extensive and 
successful operators, 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

2889. i. Helen Pratt Child, b. Mch. 8, 1835, m. Dec. 17, 1856, Lorenzo 
D. Colt. 

2840. ii. Frances Rachel Child, b. Nov. 12. 1886, m. Oct. 6, 1859, Clark 
Lockwood Carpenter. 

2341. iii. Pascal P. Child, b. Oct. 25. 1888, m. Nov. 10, 1861, Charlotte 
H. Clarke. 

2842. iv. Hiram Herendean Child, b. Oct. 26, 1840. d. Aug, 14, 1849, 
at Buffalo, N. Y. 

2343. V. Marilla Allen Child, b. Aug. 2, 1842, d. Feb. 4, 1847, at 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

2344. vi. Julia Maria Child, b. Sept. 28, 1848, m. Dec. 12. 1873, Mark 
L. Filley. 

2345. vii. Pearlet Augustus Child, Jr , b. July 24, 1857, at Cleveland. 
Ohio. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2339. i. Helen Pratt Child, eldest child of Pearley 
Augustus and Helen M. Pratt Child, b. in Buffalo, N. Y., Mch 
8, 1835, m. in Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 17, 1856, Lorenzo D. Colt 
Resided in West Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., where she d. May 
1, 1866. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2846. 1. Pascal Chester Colt, b. May, 1859, at West Exeter, N. Y. 

2847. ii. Charlotte Henrietta Colt, b. Nov. 21, 1860, at West Exeter, 
NY. 

234^. iii. James Denison Colt, b. July, 1862, at West Exeter, N. Y. 
2849. iv. Lorenzo Colt, b. Dec 1863, at West Exeter, N. Y., d. at same 
place Dec. 1868. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2340. il Frances Rachel Child, second dau. and child of 
Pearley Augustus and Helen M. Pratt Child, b. in Buffalo, 



824 



m 



tiN CHILD OF BOXBITRT, 



N.Y., 
Lockw 

[Eighth 
235t 

at West 
2853- 

N. J. 
2354. 



Nov. n, 1S36, m. at St. Louis, Mo., Oct 6, 1859, CM 
fnyd Carpenter. Reside in Lansingl'>iirgb, N, Y. 
Generation.] Children: 

i. Clark Hiram Carpenter, b. Dee. 29, 1860, at Kansas City. Mo,j 
ii. Pearley Augustus Carpenter, 1». Aug. 19, 1802, at St. Loui^ 
Aug. 23, 1805, at West Exeter, N. Y. 

iii. Helen Maria Carpenter, Ij. Aug. 13, 1864, d. Aug 12, 1865.1 
Exeter, N. Y. 
iv. Frederic Auoltstl's Carpekter^ b. Mch. 14. 1868, atOr^Tigfl,, 

V. Prances Lucille Carpenter, b. Aug. 5. 1872. at Lansingburgli 



[Seventh Generation,] 

2341. iii. Pascal Pratt Child, eldest son and third child of 
Pearley Augustus and Helen M. Pratt Child, b. in BiifiEalo, 
K Y., Oct 25, 1S3S, m. in St Louis, Mo., Nov. 10. 1^61, 
Charlotte H. Clarke. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

23^0. i. Pas^^al CHtLD, b, 1862, and d. in St Louis, Mo, 

2356. ii, Helen Child, b. July 5, 1804, iu St U^uis, Mo, 

2357. iii. Harry Child. 
2858. iv. Hirax Child, d, at Carlyle, 111. 
2359, V. Cha^otte CKtu>. 
2360* vi. Frances Rena Child. 
2361. Tii. Jclia CmLn. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2344. \i. Julia Maria Child, fourth dau. and sixth chil| 
of Pearley Augustus and Helen M. Pnttt Child, b. in Buffalo 
N. Y., Sept 28, 1848, m, at Lansingburgh, N. Y, Dett. Ij 
18T3, Mark L. Filley. Beside in Lansingburgh, N, Y. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 
2362 i. Olivsr Dwigut Fillet, b. Mch. 14. 1876, in Lansln^burgh^ X,' 
9863 ii. Marcis L. Filley, b. Sept. 18, 1878, in Lansingburgh, X. Y. 

2364. iii. Frederic Child Filley. b. M»j30, 1879, in Lanaingburgh^ N,l 

[Third Generation.] 

23. viii. William Child, eighth child and fifth soo of 
Benjamin and Grace Morris Child, b. iu Boxbury, Masa, Oo^| 
14, 1677, m, 1723, Delx»rah Goddard, dan. of Joseph an^^ 
Deborah Goddartl Ue early removed to Woodstock, Ct 
[FouKh Generation.] Children 

2365. i. LrcY Child, b in Woodstock, Ct, Sept 30, 1729, m. April 
1753, Thomas ^lay. 

2366 ii. Jonathan Child, h. in Wtiodslock. Ct , Dec 17. 1731. m. J 
12, 1755, Dinah Bacon. 
2307. iii. WtLLUii C^ild, b. in Woodstock, Ct^ 1733, d. 1734 



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AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 325 

[Fourth Generation.] 

2366. ii. Col. Jonathan Child, second child and eldest son 
of William and Deborah Goddard Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 
Dec. 17, 1731, m. June 12, 1755, Dinah Bacon, dau. of Thomas 
Bacon. She was b. I7d5, and d. Jan. 3, 1814. He d. April 5, 
1814, in Thetford, Vt. He obtained his military title of colonel 
in the Revolutionary army. He was engaged in the battles of 
Bunker Hill and Bennington, as well as other battles. 

Col. Jonathan Child was among the early emigrants from 
Woodstock, Ct., to that part of New Hampshire bordering on 
Vermont, and settled in Orford, N. H. At what date we are 
not informed, but probably between the years of 1770 and 75. 
Hon. William Child, of Fairlee, Vt, who is familiar with the 
history of that part of the State of Vermont upon which Orford 
'orders, and who has supplied a chapter of history for a "His- 
^rical Gazetteer'' of Vermont, says : 

** In my researches for scraps of history for that work, I found Col. Jona- 
^**a.ii Child, then of Orford, N. H , was with others quite prominent in the 
^*^t organization of Fairlee, Vt, as a town, which was then a small parcel 
^^ the territory known as the *New Hampshire Grant,' and as a matter of 
^^Virse, several of our first town meetings between the years 1770 and 1780, 
^'^re warned and held in Orford, N. H. Col. Child, I think, afterwards 
'^oved to Lyme, N. H , and possibly might have crossed the river and locat- 
^^ in Thetford, Vt. At any rate his son William, who spent a large pro- 
perty as commissary for the purchase of supplies for our Revolutionary 
Midlers, located on a river farm in Thetford, Vt., where some of his descen- 
dants are still residing." 
I Fifth Generation] Children. 

2368. i. Cyril Child, b. May 5, 1756. Killed in battle in Pennsylvania, 
July 4, 1778. A soldier of the Revolutionary war. 

2369. ii. William Child, b. Dec. 10, 1757, m. Sept. 28, 1780, Mary Heaton. 
23T0. iii. Zeriah Child, b. Oct. 9. 1759. 

2371. iv. Persis Child, b. Aug. 23, 1761, d. Jan. 29, 1786. 

2372. V. Lucy Child, b. Aug. 24, 1763, m. Israel Newton, M. D. 

2373. vi. AzuBAH Child, b. Jan. 13, 1765, d. Oct. 27, 1784. 

2874. vii. Asenath Child, b Dec. 29, 1767, m. Day. Had one 

daughter, Mrs. Asenath Pettibone of Muscatine, Iowa. 

2375. viii. Deborah Child, b.Dec. 15, 1769, d. July 31, 1799. 

2376. ix. Abiel Child, b. Jan. 22, 1772, at Lyme, N. H., d. May 5. 1773. 

2377. X. Hannah Child, b. Oct. 31, 1774. 

2378. xi. Polly Child, b. July 24, 1777, m. Rev. Asa Burton. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

2369. ii. William Child, second child and son of Col. 
Jonathan and Dinah Bacon Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Dec. 
10, 1757, m. Sept &8, 1780, Mary Heaton, who was b. in Swan- 



828 



BEKJAKIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



sey, N, K, Oct. 14^ 1756, dau. of Captain William IleatoiL 
She A at Tlietford, Vt., Dec. 23, 1836. He d. at Tbetfor4" 
Vt, Aug. 27, IS43, aged 86. 

Mr. Child was a Revolutionary soldier, and fought with 
Jonathan Child, his father, m the battle of Bennington, and 
in other battles. He settled in Thetford, Tl, where he was ^ 
extensive property holder ; a man of much influence and relii 
bility ; an earnest and self-sacrificing patriot, having spent 
large share of bis handsome estate in aiding the triamph of th^ 
American cause. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

2377. i. LucLVDA Child, b. in Thetford, Vt , July 4, 1781, m. 1828, 1 
mon Childs, of Henniker, N. H., where she d. Jan. 20, 1862, leaving 
children. 

2378. ii. Olive Child, b. in Thetford, Vt , June 3, 1783, d. Jtine 30. : _ 

2379 iii. Cyril Cuili*, b. in Thetford, Vt,. April 20, 17^1 m Polly T 

2380. iv JoNATHAX CeiLn, b. in Lyme, N. IT., Jan. 30, 1785, m. May 7, 

1818, Soph ill Eliza Roehestor. 

9881. V. Bela CffiLi), b, in Thetford. Vt., Dec. 28. 1780. m. let, Feb. 28, 
1812, Hosalindii (Impnian, m 2d. Feb. 3, 1834, Sally Belding Page. 

2382. vi, Abiel CaiLi>. b. in Thetfonl, Vt.. Jan. 12, 1789, d, Jan, 178^. 

2383 FiL AzLTBAB Cbtld, b. in Thetford. Vt., Jan. 10, 1790, m. Josep 
Kinney. 

2384. viii. Persis Child, b. in Thetford. Vt„ Jan. 31. 1792, to. July 
1815, Benjamin l^lnltby, 

2885. ix. Eber Child, b. Feb. 28, 1794, d. Jan. 10, 1795. 

2386. X. Elon.i^ Child, h, in Thetford, Vt., Feb. 9, 1796, d. num., Ap3 
22, 1863. 

2887. xl Kber Child. 2d, b. in Thetford, Vt., July 31, 1798, m. Kau^ 
Tyler. 

f Sir til Generation.! 

2379. iii. Cyril Child, third child and eldest son 
William and Mary Heati»n Child. U in Thetford, Vt, April 1 
1783, ni, Polly - — -, Had seven children; he d April 
1849, 
[Seventh G^^ncrationJ Children: 

2388. i. Mary Child, jn. Mr. Thmsher. 

2389. ii. LuciiTi* Child, m. Miss Maltby. 
239Q. iii. Maria Child, m, Mr. Mullby. 
2:i9L iv. Emily Child, m. Mr Bickford. 

2392. V. HAftRiET Child, m. Mr Bjckford. 

2393. vi. Cynthia Child, unni, 

2394. vii. AzinAH Ciuld, unm, 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2380. iv. Major Jonathan Child, fourth child andsecRS 
son uf William and Marv Ileaton Child, b. in Lvme. N. 



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AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



327 



J'nn, 30, 1785, m. May 7, 1818. Sophia Eliza Rochester, second 
ciau, of Hoik Nathaniel Rochester, the fotander of the city of 
Rochester, N. Y. He died in Buifalo, N. Y., Oct 27, 1860, 
£i.Tid was buried at Mt Hope Cemetery in Rochester, N. Y. 
*Tbey had five sons and foar daughtei's. 

Mr. Jorjathan Child descended from worthy ancestors whose 

P^^obilitv of birth was derived not of royal blcwxl, but of inherit - 
virtues, that imparled dignity, stability and commanding 
fliience to their possessor. His history evinces traits of 
laracter that fitted him to occupy prominent and influential 
positions in society, both from his moral virtues and his intel- 
tual force. The esteem in which he was held by his fellow 
;iiizens shows him to have been a sagacious, discreet and con- 
ientious man. His record is one that his descendants may look 
:ck upon with pride, and with desire to emulate. 
As a patriot, he inhented the spirit and courage of aneestora 
whose love of country was conspicuous in the Revolutionary War, 
in which father and son fouglit side by side. When the call went 
forth for volunteers in the war of lbl3, Mr. Jonathan Child, 

N(the subject of this notice) was enrolled as a volunteer, and 
fought in the battle of Fort Erie, and acquired the title of Major. 
At home he was as popular as he was inflaeutial abroad. The 
popular favor conferred upon him the honor of the Jirst Mayor 
of the City of Rochester ; and elected him one or more terms a 
member of the Legislature of the State of New York, from 
Ontario countj^ Few men have a deeper hold on the confi- 
dence and esteem of their fellow-citizens than did Mr, Child. 
We hav^e been furnished with the following editorial articles, 
published in one of the Rochester papers, (the name of the 
per was not given) on the occasion of his death, showing the 
timate in which he was held in the community where he had 
ipent the larger part of his active life: 

DEATH OF EX-MAYOR CM ELD. 

*' It will he litiinl with pain, but not with surprise, that our kte fellow- 

itizen, the vfMienil^le Jonathivii Child. i?i no more. Up died at the resi- 

ience of his iiflujti:hter, Mvs Asher P. Nirhols. in Biiffnhi, at tralf-jiast one 

i>'clm'k this mornini*:. Mr, Child had iieen in feel>le liealth for a year past, 

iid for a few weeks he hnd t)een hoptdej^sly pr<j:>trale. Hi^ ui^sense was ari 

SEection of the heart. He had been at Buffalo some tiiiit\ under the care 

^tif his daughter, whose aiteniions he required to smooth his pathway to the 

grave, and make his last monieiu^ com fort able. Mr. Child wa:? born at 



838 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF BOXBUBT, MASS. 



Lyme, New Hampshire, on the 30tli Jany., 1785. His grnndfiither, bearing | 
the rianie name, vvas a soldier of the Rovolntioti, a^ was his father. Hii! 
father was a soldier in the war of 1813 and Mr. Child was also in ttmt 8ee-| 
vice, having held the post of major and paymaster in the militia of th«.j 
Stale of New York. He was, we believe, present at the battle of Lake Erie.1 
Deceased came from New Enghiiid to Uticit in 1806, and there taught 
sehcHji, and was sobaeqiiently a clerk for Walts Sherman, an extensive met' 
chant of that eity. In 1810 Mr. Child came to what is now Monroe eountj, J 
and loi ated as a merchant at Charlotte. He subsetjuently removed tol 
Bhiomfield, Ontario county, and was there in the mercantile busine?* tiUl 
abont 1820. He then came to Rochester, and was subsequently an exten* 
give conTraclor on the canal. He had a large contract at Loekport for cul^ 
ting through the moantain ridge for the eanal. and he also kept a store In 
the village. 

**lr\ 1827, under the new village charter of Roehe.*iter, Mr. Child wss 
chosen a trustee to represent the third ward, and he was reelected m 1830. 
In I8S4. when the city charter was obtained, the cominon council elected j 
Mr. Child mayor. He served, however, but a short time and resigned oil 
the 23d day of June He wa^ a conscientious advocate of temperance arv 
not agreeing with the policy of lht> Ijoard in granting licenses, he resignei 
that he might not sacrifiee his principles or clog the whet-la of govern meat* 
of the new city. In his letter of resignation Ui the board he taid : * It I 
comes incumbent on me. in my oftlcial character, to Mgn these papefl 
(licenses) I am constrained to act according to my most solemn conviQj 
tiona of moral duty and eatimation of legal right in all cases eonnecte 
with the office intrusted to me When 1 find myself so jsituated in my offi- 
cial iitation tis to be obliged, either on the one hand, to violate thef^e high 
obi igar ions, or, on the other, to stand in opposition tn the declared wisha 
of a large majority of the board, ami through them of tlieir conatitiients- 
ray valued friends and fellow-eitraens — I dare not retain the public static 
which expi^?e.s me to this unhappy dilemma, 1, therefore, now mo.«t 
spectfully resigo into your hands the office of mayor of the city of Kochc 
ter.' This was nobly done, and we do not care t-o point to a better index 
the character of Hon. Jonathan Cldld than this extract from his letter to 
the board presents, 

**In the later years of the life of Mr. Child he was uofortiinate in boa 
ness, and was deprived of all the gains of early life, Init he met all 
losses wirh fortitude, aiid moved on with the same equanimity of tern pa 
and eheerf Illness that characterized him in youth. In this respect he wi 
Indeed a remarkable man, and a model for his ft^Uow-citixena. No ma 
was more esteemed than the deceased. He had no enemiea and was beJove 
by all. He was a sincere christian and member of St. Luke's church fgi 
many years, and up to tlie last hour of consciousness on earth he mail] 
tained that calmness, serenity and abiding confidence in his faith which 
rt^al christian always i>osseflses, 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3395, i, MAttY LoL'tsA Child, b, Feb. 8, 1810, m. t3ct 38, 1841. Washir 
ton Gibbons, Esq. 

2300. ii. Nathaxtel Rochester Child, b. in Rochester. N. Y.. Nov, ^ 
1820, m June 26, 1844, Elixabeih Stone Prince. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTa 829 

2897. iii. William Gumming Child, b. Sept. 8, 1822, d. July 1, 1828. 

2898. iv. WiLLLiM Child, b. April 27, 1824, d. Dec. 2, 1824. 

2899. V. Emily Child, b. July 10, 1825, m. Aug. 18, 1851, Hon. Asher 
P. Xichols, comptroller of the State of New York and senator one term in 
New York State Legislature. No children. Mr. Nichols d. May 80, 1880. 

2400. vi. Sophia Child, b. in Rochester, N. Y , Aug. 20, 1827, d. July 15, 



2401. vii. Jonathan Henet Child, b. in Rochester, N. Y., Dec. 26, : 
Mr. Child is a business man in Rochester, N. Y., and was recently editor 
of the Geneva Gazette, Geneva, N. Y. 

2402. viii. Cornells Rochester Child, b. Sept. 8, 1832. d. Oct. 3, 1856. 

2403. ix. Thomas Coleman Child, b. July 25, 1887, d Aug. 17, 1837. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2395. i. Mary Louisa Child, eldest child of Maj. Jona- 
than and Sophia Eliza Rochester Child, b. Feb. 8, 1819, m. 
Oct 28, 1841, Washington Gibbons, Esq., attorney-at-law 
and city recorder in Rochester, N. Y. 
[Eighth Generation ] Children: 

2404. i. Jonathan Child Gibbons, b. in Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1842; 
d March 28. 1845. 

2405. ii. Sophia Rochester Gibbons, b in Rochester, N. Y. 

2406. iii. Nathaniel Rochester Gibbons, b. in Rochester, N. Y., June 
1-3, 1847, d. Sept. 6. 1856. 

2407. iv. Mary Stafford Gibbons, b. in Rochester, N. Y.. May 15, 1851» 
d. Dec. 17, 1858. 

2408. V. Montgomery Gibbons, b. in Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1854. 

2409. vi. Emily Nichols Gibbons, b. in Rochester, N. Y. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2:396. ii. Nathaniel Eociiester Child, second child and 
eldest son of Major Jonathan and Sophia Eliza Kochester 
Child, b. in Eochester, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1820, m. June 26, 
1844, Elizabeth Stone Prince, he d. October 8, 1848. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

2410. i. Anna Cutler Child, b. March 8, 1845, d. 1851. 

3411. ii Nathaniel Rochester Child, b. July 2, 1848, d. October, 1849. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2381. V. Bela Child, fifth child and third son of William 
and Mary Heaton Child, b. in Thetford, Vt, Dec. 28, 1786, m. 
twice — 1st Feb. 28, 1812, Rosalinda Chapman of Keene, N. H., 
she d. Oct. 3,1831: Mr. Child m. 2d, Feb. 3, 1834, Sally 
Belding Page, she d. 1879 ; he d. in Thetford, Vt, July 30, 

1866. 

[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

2412. i. Irene Kino Child, b. in Thetford, Vt., July 14, 1813, d. Aug. 
30, 1840, unmarried. 
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CASSw 



3413. ii. WiLiJAM flEATox CuiLThlK iti Thetford, Vt., Oct.6. ISKffl ^ 
twice — lst» La YIN A Mokkv; ro. 2d, Jan, 21, 18tS3, Samh Jane Howaril. 

2414. iii. Jonathan Chapman Child, h. in Thetford, Vt., April 10, U17, 
m 1848. Emily Eliza Roberls. 

2415. iv Eleanor Clabinda Child, b Dec. 24, 1818. unmarried. 
24lC. V. Lucv Ann Cbild, b. Aug. 23, 1823, unmarried. 

[Seventh Generation,] 

2413. ii. William IIeaton ChilDj elrle-st son and secnSf^ 
child of Belli and Rosalinda Cbapman Child, b. in ThetforA* , 
Vt, Oct (>, 1814, m. Mch. 6, 1S89, Laviaa Murej, dau. c^'^ 
Alanson Morcj of Tliettoi-d, Vt, she A Jan. 18, 18ti0; he 
2d, Sarah Jane Howard, Jan. 21, 1863. 
[Eightli Gtmemtiond Children i By fins t marriage. 

2417. i. WiLLfAM Arthur Child, b Out 20, 1843. d. Nov. 22, laiO. 

2418. ii. Infant (unchristened), 1>, Xov. 15. 1848, d. March 25, 1841). 

2419. iii. Bela Child, \k May 21 isr,2, m. Grat-c E. Lord May 24, 1879-- 
andd. July 3, 1879. 

By stN'oiid iiiarriag'*?. 
245)0. iv. William Child, b, April 10, 1864, d. Sept, 16, 1864. 
3421. V. Mary Lucv Child, b. Jan, 27, 1866. 
2422. vi, L12ZIE Howard Child, b. March HI, 1868. 
9423. vii. Jonathan Henry Chu.d, h. Feb., 1872. 
2423*/. viii. Emily Alida Child, b. Sept. 29, 1874. 
[Seventh Genemtion.] 

2414. iii. Jonathan Chapman GHiti>, third child anti 
second son of Bek and Rosalinda Chapman Child, b. in TheV^ 
ford, Yt, April 16, 1817, m. 1848, Emily Eliza Roberts, at 
Rochester, N. Y. 
[Eighth Generation,] Chihlren: 

3434. i. GEORtiE Henry Child. 

3435. it Anna Gale Child, 
2436. ill Emily Child, 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2383. vii. Azubah Child, seventh child and third dau. 
William and Mary Ileaton Cliild, b. Jan. 10, 1790, m. JosepUj 
Kinney; she d. in Thetford, Vt, May 9, 1867. 
[Seventh Generation. J Children : 

2427, i. Lorenzo Child Kinney, m Sophia Strong. 

3428, ii. PLORC.M Kinney, m. Laura South worth, 

242©, iii. Adino Kinney, hl Sabrah Southworth, 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2427. i. LoRKNzo Child Kinney, eldest child of Azubah"' 
Child and Joseph Kinney, m. Sophia Sti'ong. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children; 

243^0. i. Joseph Child Kinney, m. Louisa Rugg. 

2431. ii. Lorenzo AVillibtox Kikney. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 331 

3432. iii. Lucinda Azubah Einnet. 

2483. iv. Chables Newton Kinney, m. Mary Sophia Snow. 

2484. V. Harriet Louisa Kinney 

2435. vi. Israel Strong Kinney, m. Carrie M Preston. 

[fiighth Generation.] 

2430. i. Joseph Child Kinney, eldest child of Lorenzo 
Child Kinney and Sophia Strong, m. Louisa Eugg. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

2436. i. George Edward Kinney. 

2437. ii. Phineas Child Kinney. 
2436a. iii. Alice Sophia Kinney. 
2437a. iy. Linda Mabel Kinney. 

fTEighth Generation.] 

2433. iv. Charles Newton Kinney, third son and fourth 
child of Lorenzo Child and Sophia Strong Kinney, m. Mary 
Sophia Snow. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

2438. i. Gertrude May Kinney. 

2439. ii. Jessie Eveline Kinney. 

2440. iii. Mabel Southworth Kinney. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

2435. vi. Israel Strong Kinney, fourth son and sixth 
child of Lorenzo Child and Sophia Strong Kinney, m. Carrie 
M. Preston. 
[Ninth Generation.] Child : 

2441. i. Ethel Maud Kinney. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2428. ii Florus,Kinney, second child and son of Azubah 
Child and Joseph Kinney, m. Laura Southworth. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children : 
. 2438a. i. Sidney Kinney. 
2489a. ii. Niram Kinney. 

[Seyenth Generation. 

2429. iii. Adino Kinney, m. Sabrah Southworth, sister of 
Laura Southworth. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children : 
2440a. i. Fanny Fern Kinney. 
2441a. ii. Lilly Kinney, d. aged 11 months. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2384. viiL Persis Child, eighth child and fourth dau. of 
William and Mary Heaton Child, b. in Thetford, Vt, Jan. 31, 
1792, m. July 5, 1815, Benjamin Maltby. The nephew and 
niece of this Benjamin Maltby married children of Cyril Child, 



832 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBUBY, MASS. 



brother of Mrs. Maltby. Persis Child MaJtby, d. Jan. 5, 18H5, 

ill Thetford, Vt 

[Seveolh Generation J Children i All died unraarried. 

2442. L HuLDAn 8. Maltbv. b. May 7. 1810, d. Nov, 23, 1833, 

2443. ii. Marv Cmilu Maltbv, b. April 23. 1820, d. Nov. 19, 1845. 

2444. iii. Wjuja^ S. Maltby, b. Dec. 20, 1823, disappeared Sepwmber, 
1844f supposed to have been drowned in Ohio river. 

2445. iv. Kakc V M. Maltbv, b. Jan. 20, 1824, d. Sept. 21, 1843. 
2440 v. Eber U. Maltbv, b. Dt^c. 21, 1826, d, Oct. 17, 1845. 
2447. vi. Ellen S. Maltby, b. May 14, 1828. d. Dec 4, 1843. 

[Sixth (feneration J 

2387. xi. Rev. Eber Child, eleventh child and young 
SOB of WilliaiJi aod Mary IleaUjii Child, h. in Thetford, Vt J 
July 31, 1798, m. Nancy Tyler, about 1828. Mr. Child 
pursued his academic studies in Randolph Academy. Ver-j 
mont, graduated at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire,] 
and taught for a senson in Groton Academy, Massachusetti 
Studied theology at Andover Theological Seminary, waa' 
licensed and ordaiued as an evangelist, settled as pastxjr in 
Deering, N. H., afterwaixls in Calais, Ma, and in Byron, 
Genesee county, N. Y. A portion of his active life wa 
spent in promoting the moral reforms of the day. He w; 
scholarly in his attainments, possessing a good knowledge of 
Latin, Greek, Hebrew and French, and had much reputation 
as an elocutionist Personally he possessed warm social qual- 
ities, with sincere and earnest piety, and was deservedly influ' 
ential among his acquaintances. He died in Fultou, Wia, 
Dec. 15, 1S47. 

[Seventh Generation] Children: 
244H. i Mauv Elizabeth CnrLD, b, April 7. 1820. d, 1847» 
2449 ii. William Hknky riKLD, b. Svpt. 6, 1830, d. in infancy. 
2150. iii Henuv Y, CiifLD. b! April 27, 1832, m. Feb. 18, ISas/Angeline 
Ad Jims. 

2451. iv. Francis Brown Child, b. Feb. 29, 1834^ m. Feb., 1878, Fran- 
oes M. Chuesbro 

2452. v. Chahles Cahrol Child, b. Jan. 9, 1886, d. 1848. 

2453. vi. Fhkdekick Orerlin Cnn.D, b. Dec. 15. 1838, m Ut. Jan. 1,] 
imX Maggie G. Shx; m 2d, Sep!. ItJ. 1870, Man' Ea^tmnn. 

2454 vii Ellen LoiisA Cihld. Ii. Sept. 14, 1844. 

[Seventh Geticmtinn] 

2450. iii. Uenry Y. Child, third child and second son of J 
Rev, Eber and Nancy Tyler Child, b. April 27, 1832, m. FebJ 
18, 1858, Angeline Adams, dan, of Thomas and ChariottQl 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS.. 333 

Adams, of Jeffei'soii county, Miss.; she was b. June 29, 1837^ 
at Vicksburg, Mi.s.s, Mr. Child d. Nov. 2, 1876. Mrs. Child 
resides with her famil}^ at Yicksburg, Miss. Mr. Child emi- 
grated to the south in early manhoodj and established himself 
ia the mercantile business in Natchez, Miss, His business was 
prosperous for many years, until the failure of his health. 
He closed his life peacefully after a lingering illness, tenderly 
cured for by his devoted family and kind, sympathising friends. 

[Bighth Generation.] Children: 

2455 i. Maky Bell Child, b. in Natehoz. Miss, Dec. 16. 1858. 
24.10. ii. LoTTA C. Child, b. in Natchez, Miss., Oct. 14, ISfJO. 

5457. iif. Thomas Ebkii Cuild, b, in Natcbex, Mi^s., Jitn, 32, 18*32. 

5458. iv. BicAJ^DoN Tyleh Child, b. ai Church Hill, Miss., Oct 7, 1864, 
d.OcL 14,1804. 

24oS>- V. Fred. Cahhol Child, b, at Natchez, Miss.. Nor. 18, 1865, 
2460 vi. AN^■IE liUTH Child, b. at Natchez. Miss., Jan. 28, 1868. 
2461, rii. Alkk Johdan Child, b. at Natchez, Mish., April 16, 1870. 
3463. viii, Ella Lee Child, b. at Natchez, Miss,, April 16, 187L 
^463. ix. Stella ilENitiETTA Chu.d, b at Natchez, Mis.s., March 16, 
1873. 

12464. X, JOUK Clifton Child, b. at Natchez, Miss., May 7. 1875. 
fSoventh Generation,] 
2451. iv. Francis Brown Child, fourth child and third 
son of Rev. Eber and Nancy Tyler Cliild, b. Feb. 22, 1834, m, 
Teb.T 1878^ Frances M. Cheesbro. On the breaking out of the 
Tebellion Mr. Child enlisted in the 13th Wis. Vol Regt of 
Infantry in the Union array, and served three years. He held 
the office of first lieutenant in the Qaarterm aster's Guj|rd. He 
is now a farmer in Emerald Grove, Wis. 
[Eighth Generation.] Child: 
M65. i, Carl Victor Child, b, in Emerald Grove, Wis., May 11, 1879. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

12453. vi* Frederick Oberlin Child, sixth child and iifth 
8on of Rev. Eber and Nancy Tyler Child, b. at Dinnmerstoo^ 
Vt, Dea 15, 1837; in, twice-^lst, Jan. 1, 1863, Maggie G. 
Sax of Lima, Rock county, Wis.; 2d, Sept 19, 1870, Mary 
Eastman of Benton Harbor, Mich., dau. of Amos and Sophro- 
nia Eastman. 
I Eighth Generation.] Children: By first marriage. 

2466. i. CH.\iiLEa Fremont Child, b. at Ls, Prdirie, Wis. 
By second raarriEgc. 

2467. ii LtJELLA Majiy Chlld, h. at Bradford, Wis., Feb. 2, 1872. 
2468 iii. Maggib Child, b. at La Prairie, Wi.s., Sept. 2, 1875. 




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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



2469. iv. Henry Y. CnrLD, b. at La Prairie, Wis., Oct. 11, 1876. 

2470. V. ttuTHiE SOPHRONIA CHILD, b. at La Prairie, Wis., July 10, 1879, 

[Fifth Generatioa.] 

2372. V. Lucy Child, fifth child and second dau. 
Col. Jonathan and Dinah Bacon Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, 
Aug. 24, 1763, m. Di\ Israel Newton. They bad seven childr 
no record is obtained of any except Persis. 
[Sixth Generation.! Child i 

2471. i, Peh&is Newton, m. Ebenezer Boardman. 

[Si:£tli Generation*] 

2471. i. Persis Newton, m. Ebenezer Boardman ; 
three children, record only of Maria. 
[Seventh Generation.] Child: 
2473. i. Mahia Boahdman, in. John Loveland of Norwich, Vt. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2473. i Mahy Loveland. 

2474. ii. LtzziK Lovei^and, 

[Fifth Generation.] 

2378, xi. Polly Child, eleventh child and seventh dau. 
of Col. Jonatlian and Dinah Bacon Child, b. in Woodstocl 
Cl, Dec, 15, 1760, m. Rev. Asa Burton, D. D. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

2475. i. Mercy Burton, m. Preshury West. 

2476. ii. , (daughter) in. Skinner. 

2477. iii. , (daughter) m. Ludu;^ Garj of Galesburg, Hi. They 

one daughter, Lizzie Gary. They are now living at Galesburg, HI. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2475. i. Mercy Burtox, eldest child of Polly Child an<3 
Bev. Asa Burton, D. D.^ m. Presbnry West; reside in Lac 
ter, N. H. 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

247tki. i. PitESBUitY West, Jr.^ m. . 

2477o, ii, Asa Burtox West, m. — and had four children. 



CHAPTER V. 



PENUEL CHILD. 

In few words we would call the especial attention of the 
reader to the founders of this branch of the Child family. As 
the homes in Connecticut and Massachusetts filled rapidly by 
the large number of children, (a fashion of that date not wholly 
dropped by the name even now, though not universal as of 
yore,) the sons and daughters went out to brave the perils and 
test the joys of pioneer life, as their grand-parents had done 
in coming to America. Indeed, we can but feel that just the 
kind of energy, fortitude, and unconquerableness which char- 
acterized those early Puritans, was an absolute necessity to en- 
able them to attempt obtaining a livelihood from the Granite 
Hills. Nor can we doubt that the prophetic words of the 
Psalmist, and of Isaiah and Joel, were their strong staff ; in- 
deed, we can almost hear the sweet-voiced women reading 
those comfortable words, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the 
hills, from whence cometh my help." "For ye shall go out 
with joy, and be led forth with peace ; the mountains and the 
hills shall break forth before you into singing." When the 
crops were like to fail did they not gain courage from these 
further words : " And it shall come to pass in that day that 
the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall 
flow with milk." Nor can we marvel that looking upon the 
bent frames and toil-worn hands which had wrung by the 
hardest " sweat of the brow " the small farms from amid the 
rocks, that later generations should joyously turn them to the 
luxuriant prairies and oak-openings of the Western States. 
[Third Generation.] 

23. ix. Capt Penuel Child, sixth son and ninth child of 
Capt Benjamin and Grace Morris Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., 
Sept. 3, 1699, m. March 7, 1724, Dorothy Dwight, dau. of 
Rev. Josiah and Mary Partridge Dwight of Woodstock, Ct 
Rev. Josiah Dwight, father of Mrs. Penuel Child, was in the 
third generation from his earliest American ancestor, John 
Dwight, who came to the Massachusetts colony, in 1634 or 5, 



3S6 



BEN-JJLMIN CHILD OF BOXBURY, MASS. 



with his family then coDsisting of a wife and three children 
one of whom was Capi. Timothy Dwight, the father of Rev3 
Josiah D wight Capt Timothy D wight mtirried Anna Flini 
Dwight, daughter of Rev. Henry Dwight of Braintree, Mas 
Rev. Josiah Dwight married Marv Partridge, daughter of Co 
Samuel Partridge, of Hadley, MiLss. Rev. Mr, Dwight wa 
the first past^^r of the Congregational church of Woodstock, Ct 
(then New Roxbnry), being settled there in the summer 
1690, Rev. Mr. Dwight was a man of strong vvil], jiersteve 
ance, and real piety. We sketch thus specifically the parent 
age of Miu Child that test may be made of the pi-overb tha 
** like begets like." Most honorable, and strictly religious 
fervent and patriotic, were the ancestors of Mrs. Child. Wi 
claim no less for the projenitors of Mr. Penuel Child, tin 
reader must be jury after the perusal of the re<2ord which wi 
he as full and correct a portrayal of the descendants tis it has 
been possible to obtain. It should be observed that Mrs. Child 
is one remove farther Ii*oni her emigrating ancestor than he 
husband* We call attention to this fact that those possessiuj 
the most admirable ^'Genealogy of the Dwight Family,'^ P**<^pfl 
ed by Rev. Prof. Dwight, D. D..LL.D., of Clinton, N.Y., may nc 
imagine an error. In thi^ work Mr. Child ut course takes the 
lead, and in the other Mrs. Child follows her parents. Captaij 
and Mrs. Penuel Child resided in Thompson, Ct. From Mr. 
Dwight's Genealogy we quote what he there writes of Captain 
Penuel Child: **IIe joined the church at Thompson at its or- 
ganiaition in 1730, and wavS appointed, as the records sUiV 
^quorister for us in the public woi-ship.' The gift of song 
was almost universal in the Child name, though none hiivl 
been especially distinguished in the musical profession. Son 
ten children were given to Mr. and Mi's. Child, hut Capt Child 
did not live to see many of them entering upon their own in^ 
dependent careers; he died October 24, 1760. His widowj 
Mrs. Dnrothy Dwight Child married on Novemlier 24, 1761 
Robert Goddard of Sutton, Mass, 
[Fourlh Generation.] Children: 

2478. i. JOBiAH Child, b. Man-h 6, 1725, m. twice— 1st, Feb. 0. 174^ 
Sarah Oreen of Thompson, Ct.; in. 2d, 1763. Sarah Adams of Killingly. CL.I 

2479. it. Martha Cnn.D, b. Aug. 18, 1726, ni* Jan, 81, 1754, Isaac Whil* ' 
more of Thompson. Ct, 

2480 ill. Eunice Child, b. Oct. 7, 1788, in, Marth 19, 1740, Sellt Hilj 
bert of Thompson. Ct, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 337 

2481. iv. Lois Child, b. April 26, 1730. d. unmarried. 

2482. V. Timothy Child, bap. Dec. 19, 1731. 

2483. yi. Richard Child, bap. March 11, 1733, m. Feb. 1, 1759, Abigail 
Green. 

2484. vii. Silence Child, bap. June 8, 1785, d. Nov. 6, 1840. 
2486. viii. Eleazer Child, bap. Oct. 2, 1737. 

2486. ix Grace Child, bap. Aug. 12, 1739. 

2487. X. Dorothy Child, bap. May 28, 1742. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

2378. i. JosiAH Child, eldest sou and child of Capt Penuel 
and Dorothy Dwight Child, b. in Thompson, Ct., March 6, 
J 725. Mr. Josiah Child was married twice — 1st, Feb. 6, 1745, 
Miss Sarah Green of Thompson, Ct, a da\L of Capt Henry 
and Judith Guile Green, b. Sept. 21, 1696 ; m. 2d, Sept 1, 1763, 
Sarah Adams of Killingly, Ct Mr. Josiah Child, like his 
father, was a tiller of the soil — one of the staid, substantial 
j)eople who have given the old " Nutmeg State " its wide- 
spread repute for shrewd steadiness. 
^Fifth Generation.] • Children: 

2488. i. BsNJAMiK Child. 

2489. ii. Silence Child, bap. Jan. 10, 1747, d. Nov. 14, 1751. 

2490. iii. Zeruiah (Gervish?) Child, bap. March 18, 1750, d. Dec. 6, 
1754. 

2491. iv. William Child, bap. Nov. 1, 1752. 

2492. V. Silence Child, 2d., bap. Nov. 10, 1754, m. July 7, 1780, John 
Blackman of Woodstock, Ct. 

2493. vi. Penuel Child, b. Feb 22, 1757, m. abt. 1782, Sarah Woodward. 

2494. vii. Judah Child, bap. March 14, 1758. 
2496. viii. Martha Child, bap. Jan. 14, 1760. 

2496. ix. Dwight Child, b. about 1762. 

2497. X. Jesse Child, b. about 1764. 

2498. xi. Theodore Child/ b. about 1766. 

2499. xii. Michael Child, b. about 1768. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

2493. vi. Penuel Child, fourth son and sixth child of 
Josiah and Sarah Green Child, b. Feb. 22, 1757, m. about 1782 
Sarah Woodward, who was b. Oct 22, 1761. Mr. Penuel 
Child removed with his father to Sand Lake, (now East 
Poestenkill,) Eensselaer county, N. Y., *4n the year of the cold 
summer," said to have been the year 1816. Here Mr, Child 
reared a large family, and here he died Jan. 16, 1813. Mrs. 
Sarah W. Child died Dec. 24, 1843. 

* The record of Theodore Child's family we hope to receive in season for 
the appendix. 



338 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY» MASa 



[Sixth Genemtion.) Cbildren: 

2500. i. Lucii9Dik Child, b. Oct, 17, 1783, m. John AmidoD. 

2501. ii. William Chtld, b. June 17, I7a5. in Igt, Dec. 35, 1*309, Eulma 
Clark; m.2d, 1^3 Samh Whiting. 

2502. iii, Matilda Child, b. Nor. 7, 1787, m, about 1807. Joseph 
Aroidon. 

2503. It. Dolly Child, b. Jutift 23, 1789, m. Otis Oou]d/ 

2504. V. Tkyphosa Child, b, April 27, 1792, m. Sept. 14. 1814. William 
a^rk. 

2505. ri. Iluba Child, b. Aug. 5, 1794, m. about 1815, David Horton. 

2506. vii, Ltmak P. Child, b, Jan. 21, 1797, m. Jan. 6, 1822, Mary 
Gould. 

2507* viii. Jesse Child, b, July 5, 1799, m. about 1827^ Sarah Heath 

2508. ii. Sarah Child, b. Dec. 8, 1803, iii.Oct 8, 1822. Phillip Amidon. 

[Sixth Generatiou.] I 

2501. ii, William Child^ second child and eldest son of 
Penuel and Sarah Wotjdward Child, b. June 17, 1785, rrt 
twice— 1st, Dec. 25, 1809, Zulyma Clark, who was b. Oct 10, 
1792, d. July 28, 1829; m. 2d, 1833, Sarah Whiting. Mr. 
Child died June 2, 1868. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

2509. i. Ltdia R. Child, b. July 11, 1811, m. Jan. 13, 1841, Royal South- 
wick. 

2510. ii. William C. Child, b. June 25, 1815, m. Jan. 18, 1846, Suiih 
Dunham. 

2511. tii. Horace Child, b. June 25, 1817, m, Oct. 21, 1839, Ruby 
Cooley. 

2512. iv. Mklvin Child, b. July 26. 1820, m. 1850, Rachel Ann Vosburg. 

2513. V, MiJCSRYA F. Chh^d, b. June 17, 1822, m Jan. 8, 1863. Edwanl 
H. Bennett, 

2514. vi. Ilura Child, b. Nov. 19, 1824. 

2515. vu. Zcn.TMA Child, b. June 18. 1835, d. June 25, 1866. 
8516. viii. AMELIA Child, b. July 16, 1836. m. Sherbury Calkins, 

2517. IX. Frances E, Child, b. Nov. 13, 1838, m. Paul Anthony. 

2518. X. Grace E. Child, b, Feb. 26, 1841, m. Charlie Calkins. 

2519. xi. Lucy A. Child, b, Jan. 28, 1843, m. David Richards. 

2520. xii. Sarah J. Child, b Feb. 17, 1845, m. David Byum, 
2521- xiii. Mauy E. Child, b. July 13. 1847, m. John Richmond, 
2522. xiv. WiLBiTR Child, b. June I, 1849, m. Paul. 

[Seventh Generation .J 

2509. i. Lydl4u R, Child, eldest ehild of William anX 
Zulyma Ciark ChUd, b. July 11, 181 [, m. Jan. 13, 1841, Royal 
Southwick ; reside in Somerset, Niagara county, N. Y. 



'The record of the family of Dolly Child and Otis Goald is not yet ob- 
tain e<l. Should it be sent in aeason it will be placed In the appendix. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 339 

[flEighth Generation] Children: 

2523. i. Alice M. Southwick, b. Aug. 6, 1842, m. March 5, 1863, Wil- 
i.~lAm G. Williams. 

2524. ii. Lydia A. Southwick, b. Oct. 21, 1843. 

2525. iii. Mary E. Southwick, b. Nov. 7, 1846, m. Feb. 18, 1869, Silas 
:»f . Oliphant. 

2526. iv. Martha J. Southwick, b. Jan. 6, 1850. 

2527. V. Maria L. Southwick, b. Dec. 20. 1851, m. Dec, 20, 1875. An- 
drew Bowers. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2510. ii. William C. Child, eldest son and second child of 
William and Zulyma Clark Child, b. June 25, 1815, m. Jan. 
18, 1846, Sarah Dunham. 

r£ighth Generation.] Children: 

2528. i. George Child, b. June 22, 1849. 

2529. ii. William Child, b. Dec. 24, 1851. 

2530. iii. Eliza Ann Child, b. March 3, 1854. d. Jan. 27, 1865. 

2531. iv. Frank Child, b. July 3, 1858 

CSeventh Generation.] 

2511. iii. Horace Child, second son and third child of 
"William and Zulyma Clark Child, b. in Sand Lake, Rensselaer 
C30unty, N. Y., June 25, 1817, m. Oct 21, 1839, by George 
lEastman, Esq. to Ruby Cooley. She was b. Dec. 19, 1820, in 
Murray, Orleans Co., N. Y. 

Mr. Horace Child accompained his uncle, Jesse Child, to the 
county of Ashtabula, in Ohio, in the autumn of 1838. Here 
he found his wife. Soon after his marriage he returned to the 
State of New York, he was, however, not long content, but 
two years sufficied him, and he was again in Ohio. On the 
30th November, 1849, he moved with his family, which consist- 
ed of a wife and four small children, to the township of Rome, 
Ashtabula Co., carrying his household-goods across Grand 
River on the stringers of a floating bridge, moving back into 
a heavy forest, half a mile. His house was fourteen by twenty 
feet, of his own building, cutting away the trees so they would 
not fall upon the house in the high winds; driving his cow 
and a few sheep nine miles round to get them to his new home. 
Then he b^an clearing off his farm, and as he had no team, 
lie was obliged to draw his logs out from the woods by hand. 
"But endowed with wonderful energy and perseverance, he suc- 
ceeded in winning for his family a pleasant home and comfort 
The hardships he endured bore heavily upon him, and before 



340 



BENJAMIN CHILD 



3URY, MASa 



the three-score he passed peacefully to his deaths — March T» 
1874, aged 56 ^^eai-s, 8 oioDths and 10 days, leaving a wife aad 
eight children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and in- 
dulgent parent 
[Eighth GerjeratioD.] Children; 

2533. i. William R. Chjldb, b. Sept, 21, 1S40, ra- Feb. 19, 1876, An 
E Gould. 

2533. il Synthia J. Childs, b. Oct 11, 1M3. m. Jtiii, 1, 1863, Myron 1 
Dutton, 

3534. iii. Marietta U T, Childs b. Jan. 29, IB^, in Sheffield. Ohio. 

2535. iv. Oben H. Cuilds, b April 28, 1848, m. Aug. 15, 1867, Josie 
Aldernmn. 

2530. V. Ali€E M. Childs, b. Oct. 30, 1850, in. May 25. 1875, Benjamin 
Baker. 

2537. vi. Melvtn A. Childb, ) H i b. Feb 6, 1854. d. Nov. 23, 1874, M 

[±] Rome, Ohio ] 

2538, vii Mary A. Cuilds, ) i ( b. Feb. 6. 1854. 

2536. viii. Nelson P. Cuilds, b. May 20, 1856, iu Rome. Ashtabula Co-t"! 
Ohio. 

2540. ix. HniAM F. A t'liiLus, h Mt^h. 30, 1859, in Rome, Ashtabuli 
Co., Ohio. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

2532. i. William R CHiLi>s, eklest child of Horace am 
Ruby Coolej Child, b. in Sheffield, Ohio, Sept 21, 1840, 
by Noah Hnskins, Esq., in Jefferson, Ashtabula Co., Ohic 
Feb. IS). 1876, to Ann K Goukl She was U June 13, 1S38, 
Burton, Ohio. 
[Ninth GenoriitionJ Child: 

254L L Horace M. Childs, b. Jhil 11. 1877 d. Jan. 29. 1877. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

2533. ii. Synthia J. Childs, eldest dan. and second cl 
of Horace and Ruby Cooley Child, b. in Pembroke, Gene 
Co., N. y., Oct 11, 1842, m. by Rev. E. Johnston, in Rora^ 
Ohio, Jan. 1, 1863, to Myron L. Button, who was b. Aug, 
184fK Mrs. Synthia J. Childs Button d. in Thompson, Geai 
Co., Ohio, Nov. 22, 1870, a?, 28. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

2542. i. Infant Son, tmchristened, b. Dec. 10, 1863, d. Dec. 24, 1863. 

2543. ii. Doha A. Du-rroN, b, Feb. 14, 1865, in Thompson, Geauga < 
Ohio. 

2544. lib Walter Ddtton, b. Oct. 22, 1807, in Denmark, Ohio. 

2545. iv. Minnie Dltton, b, Feb, 15, 1870, in Thompscm, Ohio. 

[Eighth Generution.] 

2535* iv. Oken H. Childs, second son and fourth child of 
Horace and Ruby Cooley Child, b. in Sheffield, Ohio, April 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 841 

23, 1848, m. by Rev. P. P. Pinney, in Willoughby, Lake Co., 

Ohio, Aug. 15, 1867, to Josie Alderman, who was b. June 5, 

1845. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children : 

2546. i. Katy J. Childs, b. May 7, 1871. in Orwell, Ohio. d. Jan. 37, 
1876, in Rome. Ohio. 

2547. ii. Wheaton Childs, b. Dec 1, 1874, in Kirtland, Lake Co., Ohio, 
d. March 24, 1878, in Denmark. Ohio. 

2548. iii. Wina Childs, b. June 13, 1877, in Rome, Ashtabala Co., Ohio 

[Eighth Generation.] 

2536. V. Alice M. Childs, third dau. and fifth child of 
Horace and Euby Cooley Childs, b. in Eome, Ashtabula Co., 
Ohio, Oct. 30, 1850, m. by Charles Babcock, Esq., in the same 
town, May 25, 1875, to Benjamin Baker. 
[Ninth Generation.] Child: 

2549. i. Cora M. Baker, b. Dec 27. 1876, in Orwell, Ashtabula Co.. Ohio. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2512. iv. Melvin Child, third son and fourth child of 
William and Zulyma Clark Child, b. JuJy 26, 1820, m. 1850, 
Rachel Ann Vosburg. 
f Eighth Generation. ] Children : 

2550. i. Emilt Child, b. June 5, 1851, lb Berlin, Wis. 

2551. ii. Ella Child, b. June 7, 1853, m. Sept., 1879. Mr. Jackson. 

2552. iii Ernest Child, b. July 1858, m. Sept. 1878, Kittie Clough. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2o02. iii. Matilda Child, second dau. and third child of 
Penuel and Sarah Woodward Child, b. Nov. 7, 1787, in Rens- 
selaer Co., N. Y., m. about 1807, Joseph Amidon, b. 1782, d. 
1846. Mrs. Matilda Child Amidon d. Dec. 23, 1833. Resided 
in Rensselaer Co., N. Y., where all their children were bom. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

2547a. i. Cyrd» Amidon. b. Aug. 13. 1808, m. 1822, Maria Uretta Crop- 
sey; he d. Dec. 14, 1857. 

2548a. ii. Martin Amidon, b. Sept. 9. 1812, m. July 12, 1834, Polly 
Burritt. 

2549a. iii. Ilura Amidon, b. Jan. 27, 1815, m. 1st, Sept. 1833, Barney 
Clapper: m. 2d. 1838, John Wyland. 

2550a. iv. Sophia Amidon, b. Jan. 21, 1817. m. 1835, Seely Burritt. 

2551a. V. Dexter A. C. Amidon, b. April 9, 1819, m. May 1, 1839, 
Marandy Cropsey. 

2552a. vi. Joseph P. Amidon, b. Feb. 17, 1822, m. Feb. 15. 1844, Weal- 
thy A. Wright. 



S42 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBUBT, MASa 



[Sixth Generation ] 

2504. V, TiurHOSA CorLi*, fourth dan, 4)f Penuel and Sai-ali . 
Woodwaixl Child, k April 27, 1792, m. Sept 14, 18i4, Wil{ 
liam B. Clark. Mrs. T. Child Clark, A July 27, 1873. 
[Seventh GeneraLion.] Children : 

2558. i. Auonzo Clark, b. June 2. 1815, in. Feb. 8, 1840, Mary Ann 
Blood. 

2554. ii, Claramond M. Clark, b. March 31. 1817. m, July 1, 1838, John 
Dunham. ■ 

2555. iii, Alvot Clark, b. Aug, 26, 1818. f 
2656. iv. William Clark, b. Sept 5. 1819, m. Jan, T, 1846. Samh Dnn- 

bam. 
3557. V. Freeman Clark, b. July 13, 1831. 

2558. vi, Edwahd Clakk. b. June 2B, l»*2a, m Dec. 27. 1845. Sabriua U,^ 
Bennett; residence Chcseniog, ."^lich. 

2559. vii. Zepiiakiah Clare, h, Jan. 7» 18S5. 
2.5G0, Fill. Matilda Clark, b. Feb. 10, 1828. 
256L ix. iLiTiiA Clark, b. Nov. 1,1829. 
2562, X. George Clark, b Nov, I, 1832» d. Dec. 8, 1875. 
2-t63. xi. Abel R, Clark, h. 8«pt, 20. 1834, m. Sept. 4, 1867, 

Rowley; residenc^c Carlton. Oriennij Co.. N. Y. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2553. I Rev, Alokzo Clahk, ddest child of Trvj^hc 
Child and Williuin B, Chirk, b. Jtine 2, 1815, m. Feb. 8, 184 
Mary Ann BIochtI, Mr. Clark is a Methodist clergyman; 
dence Carleton, Orleaius Co,, N, Y. 
[Eij;:hth Generation.] Children: 

3504. i. Mkhitable Thtphosa Clabe. 
2565. ii, Orrin Clark. 
2566 ill, George Clark. 
2567, iv. Mart Clark, 
2568- V. Hattie Clark. 

[Seventh Generation] 

2554. ii, Clakamond M. Clark, cld<3;st dau. and sadon 
child of Tiypliosa Child und William B. Clark, b. March 31 
1817, m* July 1, 183S, Johu Dunham; reside in Mont 
Mioh, 
[Kighth Generiition,] Children: 

256S1, i, Sarah Minerva Dltnaam, 
2570. ii, George Uimiam. 
257L iii. RuBSEL Du^'HAM, d. in the army, 
2572, iv. Morris Dunu.vm. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2556. iv. William Clark, third son and fourth cbild 
Tryphosa Child and Williani B, Clark, b. Sept 5. 1819. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 343 

Jan. 1, 1846, Sarah Dunham; reside in Carleton, Orleans Co., 
N. Y. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2573. i. Db Witt Clark. 

2574. ii. Mary Clark. 

2575. iii. Allib Clark. 

2576. iv. William Clark, Jr. 

[Sixth Creneration.] 

2505. vi. Ilura Child, fifth dau. and sixth child of Penuel 
and Sarah Woodward Child, b. Aug. 5, 1794, in Eensselaer 
Co., K Y., m. about 1815, David Horton. Mrs. Ilura Child 
Hortond. about 1822. 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 
2573ft. i. Mblissa Horton, b. 1816. 
2574ft. ii. David Horton, b. 1818. 
2575ft. iii. Mart Horton, b. 1820. 
2576ft. iv. Ilura Horton, b. 1822. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2506. vii. Lyman P. Child, second son and seventh child 
of Penuel and Sarah Woodward Child, b in Sand Lake, N. Y, 
Jan. 21, 1797, m. Jan. 5, 1822, Mary Gould, dau. of Bezaleel 
Gould, formerly of Woodstock, Ct, who was b. Sept 1, 1802. 
Mr. Child moved to Genesee Co., N. Y., and settled upon a 
farm in the parish of Corfu. 

[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

2577. i. Darius Child, b. Sept. 4. 1822, m May 28. 1848, Charlotte E. 
Patterson. 

2578. ii. LuciNDA Child, b. April 21, 1824, m. March 18, 1840. Norman 
L. Knox. 

2579. iii. Alpha Child, b April 4, 1827, m. Feb. 9, 1850, Martha B. 
Wigent. 

2580. iv. George Child, b. Aug. 14, 1829, d. March 27, 1849, in Pem- 
broke, N. Y. 

2581. V. Emeline Child, b. Aug. 13, 1831, d. Aug. 27, 1831, in Pem- 
V)roke. N. Y. * 

2582. vi. Clark Child, b. Aug. 16, 1838, m. 1855. Mary A. E. Campbell. 

2583. vii. Ophir Child, b. Aug. 17, 1835, d. May 1, 1854, in Pembroke, 

:n. y. 

2584. viii. William Eaton Child, b. Nov. 1, 1837, m. Nov. 20, 1858, 
Emeline Wigent, dau. of Samuel Wigent. 

2585. ix. Otis Child, b. April 4, 1842, d. in the army, during the war of 
the rebellion, March, 1862. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2577. i. Darius Child, eldest child of Lyman P. and Mary 
Gould Child, b. in Batavia, N. Y., Sept 4, 1822, m. May 28, 
1848, Charlotte E. Patterson : resides in Ohio. 



344 B£KJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBCRY, MASSw 

[Eighth Geueratiori.J Children: 
2*586, i. George Thoaiab Child, b. June 13, 1849. 
2587. iL JfTLTETTK ISABKLLA CHILD, b. May 8, 1852. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2578. iL LrcjNDA Child, eldest dau. of Lyman P, 
Mary Gould Child, h. in Pembroke, Genesee Co., N. Y,, Apri" 
21, 1824, m, Alarch IS, 1S40, Norman L. Knox, who ,was 
Jan. 25, 1820. 
[Eighth Generation] Children: 

S588. i, John T, Knox, b. April 18, 1S4L 
2589, il. Fredekick W. Knox, b, Jan 7. 1843. 
3590, iii. Eliza A. Knox. b. Jan. 15, 1845, 

2591. [y Norman L. Knox, Jh., b. Aug. 27, 1847. 

2592. V. George L, Knox. l>. JviJy 12, 1850. 
259a. vi, JAMEtA P. Knox, K May 21, 1852. 
2504. vii. Myron W, Knux, K May 1, 1855. 

2595. viii. Gilbert H. Knox, I>. March 2. 1857, 

2596. ix. Darius C, Knox, b.' Jan. 27, 1858. 

2597. X. Mary E. a. Knox, b. Jan, 27, 1859. 

2598. xi. Ida B. Kkox, b. Mart^i 6, 1861. 

2599. xii, Adelbert D, Knox, b May 19, 1868. 

2600. xiii, Willie Knox, b. March 10, 1866, 

2601. xiv. Rosa L, Knox, b. Aug. 12, 1807, 
3602. XV. Edward E. Knox, b. Sept, 13. 1870. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2579. iii. Alpha Chilus, second son and thiiTj child o| 
Lyman P. and Mary Goiild Chikls, b. in Pembroke, N. YJ 
April 4, 1S27, m. Feb. 9, 1S50, Martha B. Wigent, who was 
June 9, 1833, 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2603. 1. RoBETT A. Childs, b. Dec. 10, 1851, m. Jan. I, 1868. John Mc 
Milkn. 

2604. ii. Mary A. Child?, b. Feb. 14. 1853, m. Sept. 13, 1871. John 
Miller. 

2605. Hi. DwioiiT F. Childb. b Sept. 27, 1855. 
3606. iv, Charles A. Childs, b. Jing, 17, 1856. 

2607. V. Lyman E, Chflds, b. July 8» 1859. 

2608, vi. VViLLi\M J. Childb, b. Hay 31, 1867. 
2600, vii. Martha E.Childs, b, Dec. 20, 1875. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2582, vL ( 'LARK Child!<, fourth son and sixth child of 
Lyman P. and Mary Gould Child, b. in Pembroke, N. Y, 
Aug. 16, 1833, m. aVumt 1855, Mary A. E, Campbell, dau. 
Hi:>nier Campbell, she was b. Aug. 31, 1834, in Barry, Orlear 
county, N. Y.; reside in Corfu, N. Y. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 345 

[ Eighth Generation.] Children ; 

2610. i. Gborob L. Childs, b. April 35, 185(5, d. same <lay in Pembroke, 
N. Y. 

2611. ii. Keziah L. Childs, b. July 24, 1857, d. Sept. 22, 1858, in Pem- 
bn>ke. N.Y. 

2612 iii. Albert L. Childs, b. Sept. 26, 1859, in Pembroke, N. Y. 

2613. iv. Charles K. Childs, b. Sept. 2, 1863, in Pembroke, N. Y. 

Sixth Generation.] 

2507. viii. Jesse Child, third son and eighth child of 
Penuel and Sarah Woodward Child, b. in Williamstown, Mass., 
.July 5, 1799, m. about 1827, Sarah Heath, who d. Jan. 8, 1873 : 
lie resided in Ohio and Michigan. 
[St^venth Generation.) Children: 

2614. i. Sarah E. Child, b. March 18, 1829, m. Nov. 16, 1848, Alexan- 
der M. Johnson. 

2615. ii. Henrietta Child, b. July 4, 1831, d. Oct. 29, 1842. 

2616. iii. Matilda Child, b. March 23. 1834, d. April 23, 1834. 

2617. iv. Simon P. Child, b. Dee. 27, 1836, d. in the army Jan. 6, 1863. 

2618. V. iRviN J. Child, b. Aug. 10, 1839, m. 1st, Dec. 12, 1867, Jane 
Briggs: ra. 2d. April 24, 1873, Elizabeth R. Briggs. 

2619. vi. Mary E. Child, b. July 11, 1841, m. Themlore Metcalf; she d. 
Jan. 1, 1857. 

2620. vii. James W. Child, b. Xov. 2, 1843. 

2621. viii. Martha A. Child, b. Aug. 6, 1846. 

[Seventh (Ti'nc'i-aticm ] 

2614. 1. Sarah E. Child, eldest child of Jesse and Sarah 
Heath Child, b. in Barr\\ Orleans county, N. Y., March 18, 
1829. m. Nov. 16, 1848, Alexander M. Johnson ; resides in 
East Rockpoit, Ohio. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2622. i. Sarah Minerva Johnson, b. Sept. 30, 1849, in AshUibula, Ohio. 

2623. ii. Alfred A. Johnson, b. Nov. 17, 1858, in Paw Paw, Mich. 

2624. iii. James M. Johnson, b. March 27, 1857, in Paw Paw, Mich. 

2625. iv. Lawrence T. Johnson, b Oct. 28, 1859, in Bay City, Mich. 

2626. V. Waltek B. Johnson, b. Doc. 21, 1862, in Bay City, Mich. 

[Seventh Generation. J 

26i.S. V. Ikvtn J. Child, second son and tifth child of Jesse 
an<l Sarah II<,'ath Child, b. in Ashtabula, Ohio, Aug. 10.1839, 
ni. twice — Ist, in Howell, Mich., Dec 12, 1867, Jane Briggs; 
in. 2d. April 24. 1873, Elizabeth Rosling Briggs, both daugh- 
ters of Thomas and Grace Briggs ; resides in Faii-field, Clay 
county, Nebraska. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2627. i. Jesse Child, b. Sept. 4, 1870, in Howell, Mich. 

2628. ii. ANNA Child, b. Aug. 2, 1872. in Howell, Mich 
A-l 



BE>j.uti> emu* or roxburt, iuusb. 

[Sulli 6«ticmtioii.J 

2506. ix. Sjleah Chiuj, sixih dau. mod mnih cfciJd of Peuu 
and Sanili Woodward Cblld, bi Dea 8. l^Oa, io Swd Lake. 
N. Y. tn. ia Bata\^ X. Y., Oct 8, IbS:^, Pliillip AmidoiL 
who Wii* U Aug- 1». 179^, ill Keene, New Hamjishire: ^on 
Philip and Jerci^lui Smith Ainidon. Mrs. Sanib Child Amide 
died Jalv 11, 1S(>7. Kesidence East Pembroke, Gent?s«^ ' 
N. Y. 
[SeTent b Gencnlioo. } CMMreti : 

i0S», i. Otis Ahidox, k Sept, 4. 1833, m. Oct. T. 1h47. '.r U^y, 

' ae30. U, Geoiirrr. Ajiidox, U Aug. t2, 18$5» d. Aug, 22. >,:, i. Pen 
hwke, S, Y. 

2$ai. iiL ILiKJKiET AMmoK. K. Mat 16, 1837» d. Jim. 31, 18S4. m IVa 
broke, X. Y. 

SaaS. ir. SUuirUA AiiiDosr. b. Mch. 94, 18S0, m. Jun. 1. tt^. Ii>Mm 
J. Casie. 

2033. r. Hjiii%ix C. Amidol, \k May 24. 1832, m, Oct. 26. l*^, ^ 
Fishell. 

3634, Fi. Matilda J. AxTDf^N. k Nov. U, 1»34, m. April 5, I8S2. All 



Albcet A3itix>!i.\ Ik. Jim. 2, 183T, m. Mch, 12, 1%0B^ Kbjh-j i 
tLmKiCT A. AttiBosr, b. Dee. 97. 1839. m, Feb. t. 1850. Jo 



Bftker, 

2696. riii 
Gowdy. 

2697. ut. Sarah A. Axido^', b. July 15, 1842. A teucher. 
0688. %, Vyavs p. Amuos, b. Mmy'l9. 1645, rn. Oct. 4. 1867. M*rT Browii 

rSeveiith Generation,] 

2621*. I Otis Amidon, eldest child of Sarah Child at 
Philip Amidon, b. in Batavia, K Y., Sept- 4. 1823, m. Oct 
1847. Grace O>olejj who wa^ b. in Yates Ca^ N. Y., May 
1820. Mr. Amidon died Sept 29, 1864 
[Eighth (ferif^ratlon.] ObUdren; 
2@.m i. Sa&ah A. Amidon, b. July 5. 1846, d. July 30. 1648. 

2640, ii, Mary J. Amidon, b. Mch. 30. 1850, in. Dec. 23, 1875, , 
Ingabbee. 

2641. iii. Qkosue £. Amidon, b. Jane 11, 1852. 
3642, iv. AiJCE J, Amtoon. b. Sept. 28, 1855, 
2648. V. Elmer O. Amidon, b. April 9, 1861. 

(Kigbrb Oenemtloii.] 

264n. jL Mary J. Amidon, setjoud dau. of Otis and Grace_ 
Cooley Amidon, and ^randdaugliter of Sarah Child Amidol 
h. Mek 80, 1850, ni. Dec. 23, 1875. Julius Tngalsbee, who wi) 
b. l>r. 16, 1851. 
(Ninth (kmeratioti.] Children: 

2644. i. Frank l.N(iAL^Be£:, b. .Sopt. 14:, 1876. 

2fl4r>, ii. EroKNE IsiSALftBKK b. Jan. 3B. 1878. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 847 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2632. iv. Malinda Amidon, second dau. and fourth child 
of Sarah Child and Philip Amidon, b. in Pembroke, N. Y., 
Mch. 24, 1830, m. Jan. 1, 1849, Ichabod J. Case, who was b. 
Feb. 24, 1829. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children : 
2046. i. Marvin J. Case, b. Nov. 24, 1849. d. Sept. 10, 1851. 

2647. ii. Helen L. Case, b. Sept. 18, 1851, m. July 4. 1870, Frederick 
Sunricker. 

2648. iii. Sakah A. Case, b. Feb. 5, 1864, ra. Dec. 31, 1871, Albert King. 

2649. iv. Louis Case. b. Jan. 13, 1856, m. Dec. 31, 1879, Lizzie Carlisle. 

2650. V. Phillip J. Case, b. July 17, 1868. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

2647. ii. Helen L. Case, eldest dau. of Ichabod J. and 
Malinda Amidon Case, and granddaughter of Sarah Child and 
Phillip Amidon, b. Sept. 18, 1851, m. July 4, 1870, Frederick 
Sunricker, who was b. Oct. 12, 1843. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children. 

2651. i. Jay D. Sunricker, b. Oct. 6, 1872. 
2662. ii. Willie M. Sunricker, b. Mch. 12, 1874. 

2653. iii. Lewis J. Sunricker, b. April 4, 1876. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

2648. iii. Sarah A. Case, second dau. and third child of 
Ichabod and Malinda Amidon Case, and granddaughter of 
Sarah Child Amidon, b. Feb. 5, 1854, m. Dec. 31, 1871, Albert 
King, who was b. Nov. 18, 1848. 

[Ninth Generation.] Children : 

2654. i. Sylvia J. King. b. Nov. 24, 1872. 

2655. ii. John J. Kino, b. Oct. 6, 1873. 

2656. iii. Melinda H. Kino. b. Mch. 12, 1876. 

2657. iv. Linda C. King, b. Feb. 12, 1879. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2633. V. Marvin Child Amidon, third son and fifth child 
of Sarah Child and Phillip Amidon, b. in Pembroke, N. Y., 
May 24, 1832, m. Oct 26, 1854, Susan Fishell, who was b. 
Oct 25, 1835. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2668. i. Frank Amidon, b. Feb. 8, 1858, m. Nov. 1, 1878, Emma Tacker, 
who was b. Oct. 26, 1862. 

2669. ii. John Amidon, b. Oct. 28, 1871, in Pembroke, N. Y. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2634. vi. Matilda J. Amidon, third dau. and sixth child 
of Sarah Child and Phillip Amidon, b. in Pembroke, N. Y., 



m» 




BENJV^MIN CHILD OF ROXBLTRY, MASa 



Nov. 11, 1834, m. April 5, 1852, Albert Cups, who was b=z 
Jan. +, 1831. Mrs. Matilda .L A Cnps fbed July U, 1874. m 
[Eighth Generation.] Childrrn: ^1 

2660. i. Or»a S, Cvv^, b. July 24, 1855. m. Xnv. 20, 197*3, Kmnk Crops^.* 

2G61. ii. George Cl'i^, b. Aug. 23, 1S58. 

2662. uL William Cufs. \k June 13, mm. 

2663. iv. Nelue Cups, b. July 4, 1865. 

2664. V. Bertie Cups, h. Oct. 20. 1»68. 
36<J5. vi. LuHA Ci'PN, b. Julv 4. 1875. 






[Eighth Generation. 

2t)60, i. Orra S. ClPS. eldest t^liitd oi Matildn J. Amidon 
and Albert Cups, and granddaiigliter of Sarab Child Amidon, 
b. July 24, 1855, rn. Nov. 20. 1872. Frank Crop.sy, wh<i was 
b. Oct 27, 1842. 
[Ninth Generation.) <;*hildren: 

2(m6. i. MisA Cropsv, b. Oct. 25, 1873, 

20C7. ii. MiNA Croi'sv. b. Feb. 1CJ875. 

2668. iii. Court T. Cropsv, b. Mch. 12. 1877. 

2669, iv. Frank G. Cropjjy, b. Nov. 17, 1878. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2H35. vii. Albert Amidon, Umnh ^oti and seveutb al 
of Sarah Child and Pbib|> Aniicluii, U in Penibr<jke, N. Yi 
Jan. 2, 18:37, m. Mch, 12, 1868, Nancy J. Baker, who was 
Feb. 4, 1S52. 
[Eighth GeneratioiL] Chiltlreu: 

21170. i. Brrtie Amiikjn. \k May 24. 18«0. 

2671. ii. Warren E. Amiuon, b. >Jfh. 'M, 1H7L 

2672. iii. Vesti P. Amidon. b. Oct. 34, 1878. 

[Seventh Generation .] 

2030. viii. Hakriet A. Amidom, f*>ortli dau. and t^igbtl 
child of Sarah Child and Philliji Amidon, b. in Pembroke 
N. Y., Dec. 27, 1839, m. Feb. 2, 1859, John Gowdy, who was 
b. Jidy 23, 1838. 
[Eij^hth Genemtiond Children: 

2«73, i, Levi Gownv, K Deu. 2, 1859. 

2674. ii. Eva E. Gowuv, b. Jan. 4, 1867. 

2»75. iii. JkssieGowdv, Ii. Aug. 1. 1871. 

[8<»vefith Geaomtjon.l 

263S. X. Cyrus P. AMn>ON, youngeiji child of Sarah Child 

and Phillip Amidon, b. in Pembroke, N. Y., May 19, 184J 

rn. tJ(rt. 4, 18H7. Mary Brown, who was b. Jnne 20, 184*5. 

[Eighth GtMienitioii.J Child: 

2076. i. Nellie Amiiwx, b. July 15, 1868. 



lo was 

i 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 349 

[Fifth Generation.] 

2498. iii. Theodore Child, third son and child of Josiah 
and Sarah Green Child, was b. abt 1 766, married and had the 
following children, but we cannot obtain further knowledge 
of the family. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

2677. i. John Child. 

2678. ii. Luther Child. 

2679. iii. Geoeoe Child. 

2680. iv. Nathaniel Child. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

2479. ii. Martha Child, eldest dau. and second child of 
Capt. Penuel and Dorothy Dwight Child, b. in Thompson, Ct., 
Aug. 18, 1726, m. Jan. 31, 1754, Isaac Whitmore of that town. 
Mr. and Mrs. Whitmore were the parents of thirteen children, 
of whom we can only obtain the record of three. 
[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

2681. i. Tamae Whitmore, bapt. Feb. 2, 1755. 
3682. ii. Sabra Whitmore. bapt. Mch. 24, 1756. 

2683.' iii. Jabez Whitmore, bapt. Feb. 12, 1758, m. Sept. 20, 1781, Miss 
Hannah Lamed. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

24:bO. iii. Eunice Child, second dau. and third child of 
Capt Penuel and Dorothy Dwight Child, b. in Thompson, Ct, 
Oct 7, 1728, m. in the same place, Mch. 19, 1749, Mr. Seth 
Hibbert 
Fifth Generation.] Children: 

2684. i. Lois Hibbert. bapt. Sept. 2, 1750. 

2685. ii. Gbrvish Hibbert, b. April 15, 1755: 

2686. iii. Elisha Hibbert, b. Jan. 13, 1758.. 

2687. iv. Aaron Hibbert, b. Feb. 1, 1761. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

2488. vi. Eichard Child, third son and sixth child of Capt 
Penuel and Dorothy Dwight Child, b. in Thompson, Ct, Mch. 
11, 1733, m. Feb. 1, 1759, Abigail Green, dau. of Capt Henry 
and Judith Guile Green, of Thompson, Ct. She was b. at Kill- 
ingly, Ct, May 7, 1738, d. Aug. 1, 1830, aged 92 years, 2 mo. 
24 d. Bichard Child died in 1781. 
[Fifth Generation.] Children : 

2688. I. Timothy Child, b. Mch. 17, 1760. bapt. Jnne 23, 1760, m. May 
15, 1788, Amy Parish. 

2689. ii. Hannah Child, b. July 14, 1762, m. Ezra Child, son of Peter 
Child of Woodstock, Ct., d. Nov. 29, 1844. Recorded with her husband. 



350 



BENJAMLN CHILI* OF ROXBLBV, MAifS. 



2m). iiL KLxtoE Child, b. July lU, wid bnpt. July 15, 1164, m. IslJ 
Uia«s; 2d Jun. 29, 17»2, Kbenezer Demming. 

aeOL iv. Joitjf Child. l». Mch, U, 1766^ and biipt. Sept, T, m. Kot, li| 
1792, Martha Hutcliins. 

Sft>2L V. MabtCbiu), Ik J*il 32, 1770, m. Jan. 3. 17tl5. Bbenexer Sanborru 

8893, vi. Abigjul Child, b. July 14. 1T71, m. Xov. 27, 1794, Samuelj 
West. 

3694. vii. Ho»t A.v?fA Child, b. Dee. 30. ITTSt. m. Ji»n. 1, 1794, Samuel 
Hotehins, 

2695. vhi. Dn>LEY( HiLD, b. May 7, 177«. m, April 24, 1»00, MoUy W^ks; 
m. 2d. Mrs. Nancy Child, dau. of C^ipt, Willard Child and widnw of Klisha 
Child. 

'26m, ix. MATIL0A C1U1.D, b. Aug. 8, 1778, m. May 15,1798, David W«ek 

2«97. L Maktba Cbild, h. abL 1780. 

[Fifth Geuerotiou.] 

2688. i. Timothy Child, eldest sou and child of Richard 
and Abigail Green Child, b. in Thompson, Cl, Mch. 17, 1760, 
ECL May 15, 1788. Miss Amy Parish, who was b in IIM, 

Mr. Timothy Child, like most of his name who were of suf 
cient age, entered personal!}' into the heroic struggle for national 
enfranchisement, and lived to enjoy the fruit of the victory, ic 
the peaceful prosperity which speedily resulted. After 
decease, his widow received a small pension in rec«)gnition 
his ser\'ices in the Revolutionary contest. In 179*J Mr. miA 
Mrs. Child with their children, then numbering six:, remov4 
to Sullivan Co., New York. Hei*e they labored^ clearing 
the forest trees, to make for themselves a home and farm, endiu 
ing many hardships unknown to the pioneer of to-day. 
first schoijl establishe<i in the place," writes his youngest sot 
''was t^rganized by my fathers benevolence, in procuring 
teacher and a few spelling-books. No grist mill nearer thaij 
Bloom ingburgh, a distance of some sixteen miles, the road 
which would now be hard travelling for a wood-rrjad,^* The 
strong attachments to the New England homes, were every| 
where evidenced in tlie re|>etition of the names of towns ar 
hamlets, which were themselves in memoriam of the far awaj 
motherland. Mr. Timothy Child was no exception to thii 
general local attachment, and gave to his new home in Sulliva 
county the name of his native place in Connecticut After 
life of honor and usefulness, Mr. Child died, Feb. 5, 1825. His 
widow survived him some twenty years, dying July 5, 184S 
[8ixth Generation ] Children : 

3698. i. Laciukda Child, b. May 33, 1789, m. April 19, 1807, BenjamiB'" 
Loi^, of Newark. N. J. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 351 

2G99. ii. B&ADLEY Child, b. 1790, d. at the age of 21, in Riverton, N. J. 

2700. iii. Richard Dwioht Child, b. Sept. 4, 1792, m. 1st, Feb. 20, 1817, 
Mary Andrews; m. 2d, Dec. 18, 1857, Abigail Andrews. 

2701. iv. Obadiah Cnnji, b. Dec. 25, 1794, m. May 9. 1815, Charity 
Thompson. 

2702. V. Abigail Child, b. 1796, d. young, in Sullivan Co., N. Y. 

2703. vi. Akchippus P. Child, b. Dec. 31, 1797, m. Dec. 27, 1818, Mar- 
garet Sax. 

2704. vii. Abigail Child, 2nd, b. ^an. 3, 1800, m. Mch. 25, 1821, Nathan 
Anderson. 

2705. viii. Jambs Brioham Child, b. Dec. 24, 1803, m. 1st, 1826, Ann 
Willsie; m. 2d, 1861, Mrs. Weston. 

2706. ix. John G. Child, b. Oct. 10, 1805, ni. 1st, 1829, Lois Ann Grant; 
TO. 2d. May 16, 1875. Mrs. Hoyt. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2698. i Laurinda Child, eldest child of Timothy and Amy 
Parish Child, b. in Thompson, Ct., May 22, 1789, m. April 19, 
1807, Benjamin Lord, son of John Lord of Thompson, Sullivan 
Co., N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lord shared life for forty -seven years, most of 
this time resident in the State of New Jersey, carefully edu- 
cating and training a large family into mature years, before 
death came to break up the homa Mr. Lord died near Tren- 
ton, N. J., May 27, 1854. Mrs. Laurinda Child Lord survived 
her husband some seventeen years; attaining her own rest 
Jan. 9, 1871, when past fourscore. For a time Mr. and Mrs. 
Lord resided near Rahway, N. J., and here their first child was 
bom ; while he was an infant they removed to the immediate 
vicinity of Trenton, N. J., and the other eight children were 
bom near or in that city. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

2707. i. William G. Lord, b. Feb. 7, 1809. m. 1st, Mch. 23, 1837, Anna 
Margaret Beach, who d. July 7, 1841; ra. 2d, Jan. 11, 1843, Elizabeth H. 
Hays. 

53708. ii. John Allen Ijord, b. Feb. 4, 1811. m. Nov. 1843, Amelia 
Morton. 

2709. iii. Richard D. Lord, b. Jan. 24, 1813. m. Jan. 24, 1838, Jane 
Capner. 

2710. iv. Ebenezer Bradley Lord, b. May 2, 1816, m. 1st, July 15, 1844. 
Mary Ann Hays, who d. June 9, 1850; m. 2d, June 20. 1855. Elmira Hays. 

2711. V. Benjamin Lord, b. Aug. 21, 1819, ra. 1st, May 23, 1843, Amanda 
Potter, who d. May 81, 1870; m. 2d, Dec. 6, 1871, Julia Fowler. 

2712. vi. Laurinda Lord, b. Nov. 9, 1821, d. Sept. 6, 1825, ip. 4 yrs 2 mo- 
3 days. 

2718. vii. Timothy W. Lord, b. Jan. 22, 1824, m. 1st, June 3, 1846^ 
Martha Homell, who d. June 9, 1877; m. 2d, June 19, 1878, Ellen Fowler- 



SS2 



BEXJAM fX i^HILli OF ROXBURY, MA^^^L 



2714. riii. Hbzekuh T. Ix>ed. b. Sept, 11, 18^6, i«. June 4, 1S44, Emaii( 
IL SeiDor. 

3715. ix. Mary Laurixda Ix>mo. Ii. Oct. 4. 18^. in. Xov. 18. 1851. Arthti 
Hornell. 

[Seventh Geri«niUou.J 

2707. i. William G. Lokd, eldest son and child of I/auriu- 
da Child and Benjamin Lonl, b. neiir Rahway, N. J,, Feb. 7^ 
180tK Has been twice married^lst, Mcb. 23, 1837, Auti 
Maj'gai^t Beach, dau. of Cyrenus and Mary Beaeh» all of Nev 
ark, N. J. Mrs. Anna M. B. Lord d. July 7, 1841, leaving i 
infant only four weeks old. Mr. Lord m. 2d, Jan. 11, It 
Elizabeth H. Hays, dau. of Michael and Eliicabeth Hays, 
Burlington, N. J. When about 22 years of age Dr. Lord wen 
to Philadelphia, Pa., and studied dentistry : in March, 1834^ I 
went to Newark, N. X» and oj.>ened a dental oftite. In tb| 
constant and successful pursuit of this profession Dr. Loni ha 
passed the years succeeding, always residing in Newark, 
Dr. William G. I^ord we are indebted for this recortl of hi 
mother and her descendants : 
fEijErbthGenemtion.] Chiidreu: ® 

2716. i. Ansa Makoabet I^ord. Ii. June 11 1641, m. Mcb. IT, 1871 
Chiirle^ A, Boucher, 

2717. \\ Wijxuii G. Lord, Jr., h. Jttn. 22. 1.H44. in, Feb. 17, 1S7< 
Mariith l^^iusii tellers, dau. of Kobert E« and Man»h L. SelliTts, of Pitt 
burg. Fa, 

2718. ill, ELiZARETn Ha\> hoKV, \k Aug. 2. 1^5. iti, Oct. 19, IHT 
Horace S, Stiuier. 

2719. iv. Lai-binua Amanda Lord, b. Nm-. 28, 1847. iL Meli. 12. 15 
very suddenly, when visiting in Pittsburg. Pa. 

2720. V. Marv Ayy ArorsTA IjORD, k Oft. 6, 1849. 

2721. vi. Careie Franc es Lord, b, Feb. 5. 1852, 
2r22. vii. Frank Howard Lord, b. Si^pL 2L 1854. 

f E i gb til Gun t*rat ton . ] 

271*). i, Anna Mahgaket Lobik dau. of Dr. William 
and Anna Margaret Beaeli Lord, and granddaughter of LatiJ 
rinda Child Lord, b. in Newark, N. J,, June 12, 1S41, m. Mel 
17, 1860, Charles A, Kuueher. Through deep waters has Mr 
Boueher been called to pas?>, live ciiildren have been given her 
only to be transplanted to the heavenly gardens^ and last her 
husliand has entered intn rest, leaving her a childless widow, ii 
February, 1879, 
[Eighth Geueratiou.] 

*2718. iii, EuzAHETH Hays Loud, eldest dau, of Dr. Will 
liam G. and Elizabeth H. Ilay.s Lord, and ifranddaugliier 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 358 

Laurinda Child Lord, b. in Newark, N. J., Aug. 2, 1815, m. 
Oct 19, 1870, Horace S. Squier. of Newark. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

2723. i. Sheldon Squier. 

2724. ii. Lizzie Squiee. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2708. ii. John Allen Lord, second son and child of Lau- 
rinda Child and Benjamin Lord, b. in Trenton, N. J., Feb. 4, 
ISll, m. Amelia Morton, dau. of John and Amelia Morton, of 
New York City, November, 1848. He died suddenly in Ber- 

^gen Hill, N. J., where he resided. Nov. 23, 1801, aged 50 
years. Eight children were given them, of whom six survive 
the father, and with their mother reside in the vicinity of New 
York City. 
[Eighth Generation ] Children : 

2725. i. William Allen Lord, b. July 24, 1842, d. Aug. 12, 1842. 

2726. ii. William Allen Lord, 2d., b. July 24, 1843. 

2727. iii. Amelia Morton Lord, b. Sept. 11. 1845. 

2728. iv. John Lord, b. July 24. 1849. 

2729. V. Kate Lord, b. July 17. 1852. 

2730. vi. James DeMott Lord, b, Nov. 4, 1854. 

2731. vii. Adaline Lord, b. Aug. 30, 1856. 

2732. Wii. Frederic Lord, b. Aug. 31, 1859. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2709. iii. Eichard D. Lord, third son and child of Laurin- 
da Child and Benjamin Lord, b. in Trenton, N. J., Jan. 24, 
1813, m. Jan. 24, 1838, Jane Capner, dau. of Thomas and Jane 
Capner. Mr. E. D. Lord died in Trenton, December 21, 1853. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2733. i. Laurinda Lord, b. Feb. 25. 1840, d. Oct. 1, 1865. 

2734. ii. Anna Margaret Lord, b. Mch. 17, 1841. 

2735. iii. Sarah Jane Lord. b. Jan. 15, 1845. 

2736. iv. Thomas Capner Lokd, b. Sept. 2, 1847, d. Sept. 18, 1849. 

f Seventh Generation.] 

2710. iv. Ebenezer Bradley Lord, fourth son and child 
of Laurinda Child and Benjamin Lord, b. in Trenton, N. J., 
May 2, 1816, m. twice — 1st m., July 15, 1844, to. Mary Ann, 
Hays, dau. of Michael and Elizabeth Hays, of Burlington, N.J. 
Mrs. Mary A. H. Lord d. at the home of her parents June 9 
1850. Mr. Lord m. 2d, Elmira Hays, sister of his first wife, 
June 20, 1855. Mr. Ebenezer B. Lord d. at the residence of 
his father-in-law Aug. 7, 1856. His widow, Mrs. Elmira H. Lord, 
m. 2d, Judge Elias Doughty, of Vineland, N. J., Oct. 29, 1873. 



354 BKNJAMIN CHJLD OF KUXBIKV, VASa 

f Bighih Generation . ] Ch ildr en : 

3737, i. Mabv Clara Li>kd» m, Oct. 7, 1871. Natii«ti Ining, of Treiitou^ j 
N.J. 

273S. ii. ELtZABfiTH Hays IjOED, d. in infancy. 

I Seventh Genoi'ation,] 

2711. V. Benjamin Lord, J k., fifth mn anil child ui 
rinda Child and Benjamin Lord, b, in the cit}' of TrentOD| 
N. J.^ Aug. 21, 1819, was twice maiTied — 1st in,, May 23, 
1843, Araanda Potter, dan. of Isaac and Abigail Potter of Newg 
Providt?nce, N. J. Mm. Amanda Potter Tiord d. in New York 
City May 31, 1870. Dr, Loid m, 2d, Julia Fowler, dau. of 
Charles and Lillius Fowler, of New York City, Dec*. 6, 1871. 
Dn Benjamin Lord is of the dental profession, residing on We 
Twenty-eighth Street, New York 
I Eiijlith Genemt ion .1 Child rcn : 

2739. i. Benjamin PoTTEft Lord. b. Mch. 10. 1845, d. Mch. 13, 1845. 

3740. ii. fiEOR.iTANA Li>Rrn \k Ucr. 2, 1846. 

274L hi Joseph Edwin Loro, t». Feb. B, 1848. 

(Seventh (feneration, ] 

2713. vii, Timothy W. Lohd, sixth s^on and seventh child 
of Laurinda Child and Benjamin Ix>rd, b. in Trenton, N. J., 
Jan. 22, 1824, m. IsL June :i 1846, Martha Hi^rnell, dau. of 
Richard A. and Mailha Hornell. Mi's. M, H. L<jrd^ d. Juoe 9, 
1877. Mr. T. W. Lord ni. 2<1, June 19, 1878, Miss Ellen 
Fowler, i^i.ster of the second Mra Benjamin Lord, 
f Eighth Gt^neratioiiJ Children: 

2742. i. Anna Amelia Lonn, b, Feb. IJ, 1848, d. Apnl 18, 1850. 

2743. ii. Benjamin Chilo liORD, b. Oct. 15, 1849, d. Nov. 14, 1857. 

2744. iii. Rn HARP Hornbll Lord, b. Nov. 38, 1851. 

f Seventh (ienatitiou. j 

2714, viii. Hezkkiah F. Lord, seventh sod and eightli child 
of LauriiMla Child and Benjamin Lord, b. in the city of Tr 
ton, N. J., Sept 11, 182B, m. June 4, 1844, Emma M. Seir 
dau. of William and Catherine 8einoi\ of New York City. 
[Eighth Generation. J Children: 

^745, i. Marv J. Lord, b. Mi-Ii. 4, 1845. 
274H, ii. Emma S. Lord, b. Nov. 16. 1840. 
3747. iii. Benjamin F. Lord, K Feb. 12, 1848. 

2748. iv. Katk S. Lord. h. Dee. 8, 1852, 

2749. V. William G, TjORI>. b. Aug. 2, 1854, tJ. Aug. 9, 1850. 

[Seven th Generation, j 

2715- ix. Mary Laukinda Lord, second dau. and ninth 
ehild of Lunrinda Child and Benjamin Lord, b. in Trentoi^ 




AND HIS DESCKNDANTS. 



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f 



N. J., Oct, 4, 182S, m. Nov. 18, 1851, Arthur Horoell of Tmn- 
too. Mt». Mary L. L Hornell d Mai-ch 24, 185ii. 
[ Eighth Creneration. ] Child : 

3750. i. Anki M. Hoenvll, resides in Camden, N. J. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2700, iii. RiCHARji Dwight Child, thiixi cliild and second 
Hon of Timotliy and Amy Parish Child, l\ in Thompson, Ct, 
Sept. 4, 1792, wa.s twice nmrried— Ut, FeU 20, Is 17, Mary 
Andrews, who was b. April 12, 1796, dau. of Francis and Sabra 
Parsons Andrews, and d. Mch* 19, 1855. Mn Richard D. Child 
HI* 2d, Dec 18, 1^57, Abigail Andrews, who was b. in 1799, and 
d, Jan. 10, 1877. Mr, Child was a man of business, and so 
efficient in whatever he undertook, that once placed by the 
will of his fellow citizens in pla^e of j»ower or tru^t, they were 
reluctant to accept a chaTige, We iind him holding the office 
of supervisor of Neversitik, for three yeai-s, from 1825 to 1628, 
In 1828 he was elected shenff of Sullivan Co,, New York. He 
nnade his home in Grahamsville, New York, residing in one 
home some forty-seven yei\rs. 

seventh Generation.] Children: 

^T.^il. i. Maria I'jnui, h. Aug. a, 1818, iii. Dee. 1840, iuhn H. Diviue. 

2752. ii. ClariSvSA Andrews Child, h. Xuv. 14, 1821, ai. June 29, 1849, 

IJ^athan C. tljirk. 
I 3753, iii. Betsey Smith Child. U June 26, 182«, d. Nov. 23, 1B51. 
I 2754. iv. Harriet Andrews Cnn.Li. h. Dee, 11, 1828. d, July 23, 1834. 
I 3755. V. Gkor^e Bbadlkv CHn.D, k Feb. % 1838, ni. 1st, Jiii.e 12, 1360. 
kaelirt Decker, who d. Mch. 30, ISOU: (ii, 2fl, Mrh, 14, 1873, Naney P. Smith, 
■Seventh Generation.] 
^ ii751. i. Maria Child, eldest child of Richard Dwight and 
Mary Andrews Chikl. b. in Grahanisville, Sullivan Go,, N. Y., 
ug, 3, 1818, m. Dee. 1840, Jnhn II. Divine, d. Nov. U, 1850. 
esidence at Jioelisheldrake, Sullivan Co., N, Y. 
li^hth Generation.] Childivn: 

^756. i. DwiGHT DivjNE, b, Meh, 1842. He.sidesi in ElleuvilJe, N. Y. 
2757, ii. .Tames Divink, I>. June 1, 1849. .1. Aug. 10, 1870, 

yenth Generation.] 

2752. ii. Clarissa x^ndrews Child, second dau. and child 
of Riehard and Mary Andrews Child, b in Graham.sville, N, Y., 
Ni»v. 14, 1821, m, June 29. IS4H, Nathan C. Clark. Residence 

I Grahamsville, N, Y. 

■mEtghth Generation,] Children: 

^^ 2758, i, Marv Hohton Clark, b. Au^. 18. 1S5.1. KeHide> in Grfthains- 
ville. 







BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBUBY, MASS. 

3750. ii. Richard Dwicjht C'laak. b. July 11, 1857. Rf^sides in Uud^t 
Ulster CcK, N. V. 

2760, iii. MARitrfi EroKSK Vuh%K, h. Aug. 12, Idm, Eemde&in Graha 
ville. 

[Seventh Gtuemtion.J 

27a5. V. Georgk Bradley Child, only son aod junng 
child of Richard Dwight and Marv Aiidi*ew^ Child, b. ii 
Grahamsville, Sullivan Co.. N. Y., Feb. 9, 1S38, lirus twio 
niarried — 1st, June 12. IhfiO. Adelia Deckerj she d. Mck 
1869; m. t2d, Mcli. U, 1S72, Nairn' P. Smith. Mr. Child is" 
follow in_£fc I osel^^ in the footsteps of \m most worthy father: i^ 
a resident of Grahamsville, and has there been, like his father, 
super vitior of Neversink^ from 1807 in 187tS, smmefive years. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2701. i, Anna Child, b. July 21. 186i, tl. .luly 27. 1864. 

2762. ii. Amy Child, b. July 15, 1873. 

2763. iii. Ricbard Timothy Chili*, b. i Ut. S2. 1878. 

I Sixt h GeBeratiori. ] 

2701. iv. Obadiah Chili*, third son and fourth child 
Timothy and Amy PariMi Child, h. in Thompson, Ct. 
2o, 1794; removed from Connecticut with his father in 179i 
to Sullivan Cu , N. Y. In 1615, on May 9, lie m. in Neve 
sink. Chanty Thompson, who was b. in Marbletown, Ulst 
Co., N. Y . Dec. 14, 1795, a dan, of John and Anii Thompson 
of Keversink, Ulster Co., and afterwards of Homer, Cayuj 
Co.. N, Y. A daughter of Mr, Obadiuh Child (Mi's. Vrandc 
burg) sends us a most pleasant sketch of him : 

** My father wa> n merah-or of thi^ Buptisi ehiirt'h,ati tiftivi* ntid umsC 
christian, iilwuys wiiling to make any ^^at-rifiee to attend with hh 
upon the servtreis <jf the Sanctuary. A rlon? stiid<>nt of the Bib!**, and 
niArkfibU' or poruiiar for his apt f|uotations of scriptnre in convi^rsfitio 
Gifted with a sweet power ttf nieKxly. In* de%hted in the service of sou 
And was often tht* lender in this pari of tin* serviee-s. A very favorite hyo 
was one eommeneing *Weleome, !*weet day of rest/ A fund husband. ai9 
indulgent father, he whs ever ready to expend his means in the purchase < 
bookii and other nK'thods for the edueation of hisehildren; but exeeeding 
particular in [he observanee of the J^ublndh. His ta.st illness (typhtdd fev« 
WU.S brief but severe. On bis last earthly Sabbath, a beauLiful elesr rnor 
iiig, ho i^iid: 'This is Sunday, and I am very happy.' *The lime for 
singing of birdi^ has come, and the voire of tfie turtle it* heard in the land 
He died April 81 h, 1867, a( Wawarsing, Ulster Co., New York, and 
memory iiN |ireeioti.s to us. Mrs. Charity Thompson Child, my moth€ 
survived my father a 1 tout nine years*. She always enjoyed that 'peace 
which pasiietli oiiderstanding. froni her constant Irujit in Jesus. She loved 
the New Testanieni wLlh a di'V<jtion sehk>m witnessed: her life was an i 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 357 

emplifieation of the sweet spirit of Christ. I often thought her name suit- 
table, for her life was love. She was very happy through her last short 
sickness. I asked her near the close, *Are you happy trusting in Jesus T 
her answer, *0 yes; happier than I ever expected to be,' with such a light 
beaming on her countenance as I never saw elsewhere. She tried to say 
more, we could only understand 'pure in heart,' and then she entered into 
*perfect peace,' March 9th, 1875, from Neversink, Sullivan Co. N. Y." 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

2764. i. Charles C. Child, b. Dec. 26, 1819, m. twice. 

2765. ii. Mary Ann Child, b. July 8, 1822, m. Feb. 16, 1847. John Vraden- 
burg. 

2766. iii. Lorinda Child, b. Nov. 19, 1825, m. Sept. 21, 1852, Herman 
Sarr. 

2767. iv. Amy Child, b. Sept. 20, 1828, m. 1858, Wm. C. Carson. 

2768. v. John Thompson Child, b. Mch. 17, 1831, d. Aug. 30, 1849. 

2769. vi. Sarah Child, b. Feb. 22, 1834, in Rhinebeck, Duchess Co., N.V. 

2770. vii. Abigail Child, b. Oct. 11, 1837, m. Oct. 23, 1878, H. Atherton. 

2771. viii. Bradley Child, b. Dec. 8, 1840, d. Feb. 11, 1841. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2765. ii. Mary Ann Chh.d, eldest dau. and second child 
of Obadiah and Cliarity Thompson Child, b. in Liberty, Sulli- 
van Co., July 8, 1822, m. Feb. 10, 1847, Eev. John Vradenburg, 
at Grahamsville, Sullivan Co , N. Y. Their residence has been 
in New Paltz. now Clintondale, Ulster Co., N. Y. '^Mr. John 
Vradenburg is a clergyman, most active and successful in his 
manifold labors, especially in revival seasons, often his duties 
calling him to distant fields of labor." Mrs. Maiy A. Child 
Vradenburg is an intelligent, earnest, christian wife and mother. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2772. i. Louisa Vradenburg, b. Dec. 9, 1847, ra. June 27, 1880, Eli Van- 
Wagner. 

2773. ii. Charles Vradenburg, b. Nov. 29, 1848, d. May 21, 185:1 

2774. iii. James Vradenburg, b. Jan. 26, 1853, d. May 21, 1853. 

2775. iv. Minnie Vradenburg, b. Mch. 8, 1854, m. Aug. 28, 1879. 

2776. V. Carrie Vradenburg. b. Jan. 12, 1860. 

2777. vi. Jennie Vradenburg, b. April 21, 1865. 
[Eighth Generation.] 

2772. i. Louisa Vradenuurg, eldest child of Mary Ann 
Child and Eev. John Vradenburg, b. in New Paltz, Ulster Co., 
N. Y., m. June 27, 1866, Eli Van Wagner. In 1869 they re- 
moved to Corning, Adams Co., Iowa, where Mr. Yan Wagner 
is engaged in mercantile business. They are active, prominent 
members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mrs. Van Wagner 
is the Corresponding Secretary of the Women's Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society. 



358 



BENJAMIN tmiLli OF* ROXBUnr. MAS?^ 



INitith Generation.] fhilUren: 

2778. I LiLLiE Vas WAciNEa. h. Muy 31, 1807, iii New Pdtz, X. Y. 

2779. ii. Marv Van Wagner, Ip. July 7. 1H(J8, in New Pulu, K, Y, 

2780. iii. Ltzkie Van Waoner, h. July 21, 1876* in Coming* Iowh, 

2781. iv, Maui>e Van WAoxEBt t». May 6, 1877. in Corning, lown. 

2782. V, lnf»nt— oTinamiid — b, Sepr, 11, 1871), in Coming, Iowa, 

[Seventh Generation. | 

3766. iii. Lorixda Child, second duu. and tlnitl child ^ 
Obadiiih and Charity Thompson Cliild^ b. iu RtK'kluntl» Sulli" 
vanCo.^N, Y., Nov. 19, 1JS25, m. Sept. 21, 1852, Herman 
Sarr, of Grahamsville, Sullivan Co., N. Y. They reside at 
Council Bluffs, Pottawattatri ie G(» ., Iowa. 

[Eii^hth Generation,] Children: 

278H. i. Mary Alk e Sarr, li. July 19, lb58» d. S<>pt. 21, 1854,, at F»Hj 
Imrgh. N. V, 

2784. ii. Viola Sarr. b. Aug. *J, 1855, u\. 1875, J. B. Matthew*. 

2785. iii. Ej.len Sarr, b. Oct. 22, 185t). in Fninklin. Polk Co., lown, 

2786. iv. John Sarr, b. Mch. 23, IHUa <!. Dec. 7, I8mi, 

I Eighth Generation.] 

2784. ii. Viola Sarr, serund diiu. uml child of I^>nud 
Child and Herniiui Sarr, b. in Fallsburgh, Sullivan Co., N. 
Aug, 6, 18 >5, m, in 1875, J. B. Mathews. 
[Ninth Oenemtion.] Chihl: 

2787. i. Berman P. Mathews, h, April 15. 1878. 

[Seventh Generation,] 

2767. iv. Amy Child, thinl duu. and fourth child of 
diah and Charity Thompson Child, b. in Rockland, SulHval 
Co., N. Y., Sept. 20, 1828, m. April 12, 18«a William 
Carson. Before her niurriagc, Mrs, Cai'Sfui was a teacher 
Diibnque, Iowa, now resides at Council Bluffy Iowa. 
[Eighth Generation.] ChildrLHi: 

2788. i. Ida Carhon, b. April 8, ISMl. 
278a ii. Etta Carson, b. Sept. 11, mm, d. May 11. ISfln. 
2790. iii. Edith Carson, b. Feb. 17. 18C>5. 
270L iv. WiLLiB Carson, b. May 3)0, 1808, «l. Jan. 18, 1870. 

|Stxth Generation.] 

2703. vi. Archippi's Parij^h Child, (ouith son and so 
child of Timothy and Amy Parish Ohild^ b, in Sulliv^an CoJ 
N. Y., Dec. 31, 1797, hl in Stoddardsville, Pa., Dec 27. 1S1( 
Margaret Sax, wlio was b. Oct 16, 1803. 

Mr* A, P. Child upon his* marriage settled in Wilkes Bar 
Luzerne Ca, Pa.; two yesLTs latter he removed to Stoddar 
ville, and engaged in carpentry, making the building of mills" 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 859 

lis especial work. He built a number of steam mills in Luzenie 
jounty, Pa., both grist and saw mills, and was considered a 
eading mill-wright of the State. In 1839, Mr. Child moved 
;o Hickory Run, and while resident here, rose to a fine position 
n his business. In 1851 lie again moved, and now settled in 
Montoursville, Lycoming Co., Pa., where he continued his busi- 
less until his death, Feb. 19, 1860, aged 62. Mi*s. Margaret 
Sax Child survives her husband, and is residing with her son, 
r. Sintcm Child, in Montoursville, Pu. 
Seventh Generation.] Children: 

2792. i. Bradley Childs, b. Dec. 5, 1819, in. Jan. 4, 1849, Margarey S. 
Willson. 

2793. ii. Julian Childs. b. Oct. 25. 1821, m. April 17, 1841. John C. 
Strong. 

2794. iii. Maria L. Childs, b. Aug. -15, 1824, in. June 26, 1843, George 
Lowinan. 

2795. iv. Harriet Childs, b. May 5, 1827, m. July 5, 1846, William Steel. 

2796. V. Isabella Childs, b. Nov. 27, 1829, in Stoddardsville. Pa., d. 
Dec. 3, 1849, a*. 20, in Hickory Run, Pa. # 

2797. vi. MAR«iARET Childs, b. April 12, 1832, ni. Jan. 1, 1851, Gerard 
L. Staples 

2798. vii. Joseph Sinton Childs, b. Sept. 24, 1835, m Jan. 18, 1865, 
Mary Mecuni. 

2799. viii. James Bingham Childs. b. June 1, 1838, in Stoddardsville, . 
Pa., d. May 13, 1844, in Hickory Run, Pa. 

2800. ix. Mary Childs. b. April 16. 1841. in Hickor>' Run, d. Aug. 24. 
1869, in Montoursville. Pa 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2792. i. Bradlev Childs, eldest son and child of Archip- 
pas and Margaret Sax Child, b. in Wilkesbarre, Pa., Dec. 5, 
1819, m. Jan. 4, 1849, Margarey S. Willson. Is an extensive 
and successful business man, resides in White Haven, Luzerne 
Co., Pa Lumber manufacturer. 
[Eighth Generation . ] Children : 

2801. i. Elizabeth Watson Childs, b. Dec. 18, 1850, d. May 22, 1852. 

2802. ii. NoRAH S. Childs, b. Au^. 29, 1852, m. May 28, 1872, George 
W. Koons. 

2803. iii. Archie Parish Childs. b. Sept. 5, 1854, m. Aug. 2, 1873, Ella 
Bechtell. 

2804. iv. Alexander M. Childs. b. Aug. 31, 1856, d. June 6, 1862. 

2805. V. Bradley W. Childs, b. Sept. 2. 1858. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

2802. ii. NoRAH S. Childs, second dau. and child of Bi-ad- 
^y and Margarey S. Willson Childs, b. in White Haven, Pa., 
^ug. 29, 1852, m. May 28, 1872. George W. Koons. 



S60 



REXJAMIK CHILD OF Ri^XBURV ^» a^ 



|KinUi Genefft&ioTKJ Children: 
280S. L Alexaxder W, KnoHs, b, June 12, 1^$. 
$m:, ii. BftADLPA Koo.Xh. ti. Mch. 1*^, 1875. 

2808. Ui. Gkoeub Wiu^i.v Koon:*, K Meh. 21. 1877. 

[Eighth Gen era! ton,} 

2^03. iii. Akcuik Parish Childs, eldt^>L :?fni luid third child 
of Bradley and Margai>?y S. Wills^^Jii Childs^ \x in While HaveuJ 
Pa.. Sept. 5, 1854, m. Aug. 2, 1873, Ella Bechtell. 
[Nmth Generation.] Children: 

2809. i. Gi Y B. Childs, l>. June 31, 1874, d. Jan. 25, 1878. 

2810. ii. Makgarky Childs. b. Nor. 25, 1875. 

[Seventh Gejieratiun.] 

2793, ii. Ji'LiAN CHiLDg, eldest dan. and seooiid cluld 
ArchippMs P. and Margaret Sax Childs, b. in Stoddanl^vill€ 
Pa, Oct 25, 1821, iii. April 17, 1841, John C. Stnmg. R^^i. 
in White Haven, Luzerne Co., Pa. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2811. i. James StRoXfi, b. Feb. 16, 1842. m. SepL 2*1, 186^, Am&n4 
Hupert. 

2812. ii. Mary Margaret Strong, b. Jan. 25. 184*1, in. Dec. SO, Ii 
Samuel Watson, 

2813. iii. Georgk Bhadi.by Strong, b. <3ct 4, 1849. m. Aug. 20, 1871 
Su5te Waiuatj. 

2814. iv. Sarah T^ahella Stboko, b. Dec. 6, 1854. m. SepU 18, tfl 
L. E. Tennant. 

2815. V. Archie Parish Strong, b. Not. 8. 1856, 
88l«. vi. John Cuktib Strong, b. .\pnl 5. 1*59. 

[Eighth Genemtion.] 

2811. i. James SrKuNii, eldest child of Julian ChiMs an 
John C. Strong, 1). Feb, 16, 1841 m, Sept. 26, 1865, Aniand 
Rupert. 

[Ninth Genemtion.] Children: 
2817, i CrRTis Rdpbrt Strong, b. Juue 16, 1867, d, Sept. B, lM*i7. 
28ia ii. Akchik Mekwiwk Strong, b, Dec. 24. 1860, d. Jun« 5. 1874.] 
3810. iii Ueokok Strong, b. Feb, 2, 1871, d April 15, 1875. 
2830. iv. Edward Stronu, b. June 5, 1873, 
2891. V, Charlie Strong, b Dee. 15, 1875. 

[Kighth Generation,] 

2812. ii. Maky MAutiAKET Stkoxg. tildast dau. and secor 
child of Julian Childs and John C. Strong, h Jan, 25, ISij 
m. De<v. 20, 18*16, Samuel Watson. 
[Ninth Genernlinn,] Children r 

2822 i. Clarabel Watson, b, Aug. 12. 1868. 

2823, ii. Sadie JruA Watso.v. b. July 24. 1873. 

2824. iii. John- L'vRiia Wat.so.>% b. April 20, 1875. 
28*5. iv. AiuttTE BuTTLAit Watson, b. Dec, 18, 1878. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 361 

[Eighth Generation.] 

2S13. iii. George Bradley Strong, second son and third 
child of Julian Childs and John C. Strong, b. Oct 4, 1849, m. 
Aug. 29, 1874, Susie Waman. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

2826. i. Sarah Jennie Strong, b. Nov. 15, 1875. 

2827. ii. JuuANNA Strong, b. 'Nov. 29, 1876. 

2828. iii. James Parish Strong, b. Dec. 8, 1878. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

2814. iv. Sarah Isabell Strong, second dau. and fourth 
child of Julian Childs and John C. Strong, b. Dec. 6, 1854, m. 
Sept. 16, 1873, L. E. Tenant. 
FNinth Generation.] Children: 

2830. i. John Curtis Tenant, b. Nov. 18, 1874. 

2831. ii. Bradley Child Tenant, b. June 24, 1879. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2794. iii. Maria II Childs, second dau. and third child of 
Archippus and Margaret Sax Childs, b. Aug. 15, 1824, in 
Stoddardsville, Pa., hl June 6, 1843, George Lowman. Be- 
sides in Troy, Bradford Co., Pa. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2832. i. Mary Eijzabeth Lowman, b. Nov. 10, 1844, d. Feb. 2, 1847. 

2833. ii. Kate Lowman. b. June 5, 1846, m. Oct. 1. 1867, Herrick Mc- 
Ream. 

2834. iii. Archie Pabish Lowman, b. Sept. 20, 1848, d. Feb. 5, 1849. 
2885. iv. Charles Wesley Lowman, b. Mch. 29, 1861, m. Mch. 24, 

1877, Kate McCormick. 

2836. V. James B. Lowman, b. April 12, 1853, m. Nov. 15, 1877, Maranda 
Morgan. 

2837.' vi. Helen A. Lowman, b. Nov. 4, 1866, m. April 12, 1874, H. Bald- 
win. 

[Eighth Generation] 

2833. ii. Kate Lowman, second dau. and child of Maria 
L. Childs and George Lowman, b. June 5, 1846, m. Oct 1, 
1867, Herrick McEeam. 
[Ninth Generation ] Children : 

2838. i. Essie M. McReam. b. Feb. 10, 1871. 

2839. ii. Nellie M. McReam, b. July 15, 1872, d. Oct. 3, 1879. 

[Eighth Generation. ] 

2836. V. James B. Lowman, third son and fifth child of 
Maria L. Childs and George Lowman, b. April 12, 1853, m. 
Nov. 15, 1877, Maranda Morgan. 
[Ninth Generation.] Child : 

2840. i. Alice M. T^owman, b. Sept. 16. 1879. 
B-i 



362 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBITRY, MASS. 



Steele, eldest child of Harriet 
b. Mcli. 6. 184S, m. Dec. 7, 1875, 



[Eighth Genemtion.] 

2837. vi. Helen Aualine Lowman, third dan. aod sixtli 

child of Maria L. Cbilds and George Lowman, b. Nov. 4, 1865, 

iiL April 12, 1874, H. Baldwin, 

pfinth Generation.] Child: 

384L *L William F» Balowik, b. Sept. 39, 1879. 

[Seventh Generfttion] 

2795. iv. Harriet Childs, third dau. and fourth child of 
Archippus and Margaret Sax Childs, b, in Stoddardsville, Pa., 
May 5, 1827, m. July 5, 1846, WLUiam feteel. Reside in 
Nicholson, WyoraiTig Co , Pa. 
[Eighth Generation J Children: 

2842. i. Edgar Alokzo Steelk, h. Mth. fi, 1848, m. Dec. 7, 1875. Alio 
Brown. 

2848. ii. Mart Alice Steele, b. Nor. 13. 1851. m. June 17, 1872. Wi] 
IMG Biutholomew. 

2844. iii Emma Francis Steei-b, K July 31, I8ri4, »n, June 28, 1871 
Frank McDonnld. 

2845, iv SfNTON Elroy Stkelb, b. Mth. 27, 1858. 

[Eighth Genemtion.] 

2842. i. Edgar Alonzo 
Childs aod William Steele, 
Alice Brown* 

(Ninth Generation.] Child: 
284«. i. Charles Eiwar Steele, i\ April 2. 1878. 

|Eighth Generation.] 

2843. ii. Mary Alice Steele,, eldest dau. and second child 
of Harriet Childs and William Steele, b. Nov. 13, 1851, in. 
June IT, 1872, William Bartholomew. 

fNinth Generation.] Children: 

2847. u Brulah Benton BAHTHOLnMKW, U June 20, 1877, 

2848, ii. WiLLL\M Havie Bartbolomew, h M«y 2. 1870, 

[Eighth Generation. J 

2844 iii. Emma Fkancis Steele, second daiL and third 
child of Harriet Childs and William Steele, b. July 31, 1854, 
m. June 28, 1H73, Frank McDonald. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

3849. i. Harriet May McDonald, b. May 9, 1874. 

2850. ii. Eva Frajscis McDonald, b, Oct. 30, 1877, 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2797, vi. Margaret Childs, fifth dau. and sixth child of 
Archippus and Margaret Siix Cliilds, b. Ajiril 12, 1832, in 
Stoddardsville, Piu, m. Jan. 1, IS51, Gerard L. Staples, Reside 
at Jersey Shore^ Lycoming Co.^ Pii. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 36S 

[Bighth Generation.] Children: 

2851. i. Gbrtrxtdb R. Staples, b. May 80, 1853, m. June 19, 1875, 
Joseph Stevenson. 

2852. iL Byron E. Staples, b. April 14, 1855. 

2858. iii. Edward Eugene Staples, b. Not. 19, 1857. 

2854. iv. Jennie S. Staples, b. June 20, 1862. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

2851. i. Gertrude R. Staples, eldest child of Margaret 
Childs and Gerard L. Staples, b. May 30, 1853, m. June 19, 
1875, Joseph Stevenson. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children : 

2855. i. Maud Estella Stevenson, b. Sept. 7, 1877. 

2856. ii. Frank N. Stevenson, b. Aug. 10, 1879. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2798. vii. Joseph Sinton Childs, second son and seventh 
child of Archippus and Margaret Sax Childs, b. Sept 24, 1835, 
in Stoddardsville, Pa., m. Jan. 13, 1865, Mary Mecum. Resides 
at Jersey Shore, Lycoming Co., Pa. 
f Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2857. i. Harry Sinton Childs, b. April 9, 1867. 

2858. ii. Qeoroe Bradlet Childs, b. Sept. 5, 1869. 

2859. iii. Robert Otto Childs, b. June Ii, 1872, d. Sept. 15, 1877. 

2860. iv. Irvie G. P. Childs, b. May 3, 1875, d. May 10, 1875. 

2861. V. William Hesser Childs, b. April 9, 1877. 

2862. vi. Ida Mary Childs, b. Aug. 25, 1879. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2704. vii. Abigail Child, third dau. and seventh child of 
Timothy and Amy Parish Child, was born in Thompson, Sulli- 
vafi Co., N. Y., on the 3d January, 1800, married 25th March, 
1821, Nathan Anderson, son of George and Matilda Anderson. 
Mr. Anderson died 26th March, 1826. Mrs. Anderson resides 
in Philadelphia, Pa., where she "celebrated her eightieth birth- 
day anniversary," as she writes her nephew. Dr. William G. 
Lord, of Newark, N. J., on the 21st January, 1880, having 
walked alone in her widowhood for fifty -four years. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2705. viii. James Brigham Child, fifth son and eighth 
child of Timothy and Amy Parish Child, born in Thompson, 
Sullivan Co., N. Y., on December 24, 1802, married twice — 1st, 
to Ann Willsie; m. 2d, in 1861, to Mrs. Weston, widow of 
Rev. Horace Weston. Mr. James B. Child began his business 
career in Orange Co., N. Y. In 1848 moved to Bllenville^ 
Ulster Co., N. Y., and died there on February 14, 1878. 



S64 



BEXJAICIX CHILD OF ROXBVBT, 



[Sevetitti GeQerstion.] Children : 

2863. L Qeorok Booaa Child, b Mch. tH^, 18S7, 

2mi. ii. NiAL TowBTLKT Child, b. April 13^ Wm, ik. i m iem - - l AiwMuU, 
1B53, AJrir« Weston, who d. AprU U, 186S; m. M, Jul K 18ii, Manlb 
Weston. 

2de$. Hi. Jaio^ Brigham Child. Jr., b, Xor. 2, 1»8^ m. Occ 2« 1^10. 
JUnrgaret H* firown, dmr of lUv. Paul R. Brown. 

eTenth QeDenUion ] 

2864. ii. NiAL Town ley Child, second son and cbild 
James Brigharn and Ann Willaie Child, b. in MiiiMnk, Orange j 
Co., N. y.. Ai»nl 13, 1830 ; m. twice— 1st, Jan. M, 1S53, Aliiial 
Weston ; Mra. Alvira Weston Child d. April 11, 1863 ; m. 3d, 
Jan. 3, 18Pr4, Marilla Weston. Mr Child is a tanner, and Be- 
sides in NieholiRm, l*a. 
[Eighth GunerutionJ CbUdren; 

2860. L QmmaK Wrmlicv Child, b. April 15, 1854. 

2867. ii. AKfCJk ELi/.AifKTir Child* b. Meh. 8, 1850. 

2868. iii Ellrn ADficeTA iUuhV, b. April 3. I860. 
2660. iv. HouAce Wjcwton Cuild, b M«y 12. 1861. 
2d70. V. JA«Ea How iUD Child, b, Aug, 15, 1869. 
2871 vi Willi AH McKikhtry Child, b. Sept, 1, 1871, <L Feb. 6. 1875 

[Seventh Genemtion. | 

28t55. iii. Jamkh Bkioham Child, Jr., third son and child 
of James B. and Ann Willsie Child, b, in Orange Co., N.Y*,^ 
Nov. 2, 1838, ni, Oct. 2, 1860, Margaret H. Brown, daa. of Rev.B 
Paul R Brown, of the New York conference, of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. Mm. Margaret XL Brown Child b. Dec. 29, 
1878. 
P^ i 1^' } 1 1 h G e n e ntt i tm J Child nm : 

3873. i. ICatik L. Child, b, Moh, 9, 1&65. 

2878. ii Mary E. Child, b. Hepi. 5. 1875. 

[iSixth Generation /| 

2706. ix. Judge JojfN Grkenleaf Cjiilp, sixth son 
youngest uliild of Timothy and Amy Parish Child, h, in 
Thompson, Sullivan Co,, N. Y., OcL 10, 1805, Has been m. 
twice— 1st, in 1829, to Lois Ann Grant; 2d m.. May 16, 1875, 
Mra Hoyt, widow of Charles Hoyt Judge Child is a man of 
position in the town of Napanock, Ulster Co., N. Y., a man 
who may be accTediteil most emphatically self-made. His 
school training continued but twenty -seven days after he was 
twelve yeai's old, yet from his sixteenth year to his twenty- 
second he taught in the winters, working upon bis father*a 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 365 

farm in the summer. The succeeding four years he served as 
clerk and manager at the Ulster Iron Works. In 1835 he 
moved to Sullivan Co., and was appointed under sheriff and 
served three years, and elected sheriff. In 1863 he was elected 
special county judge, and special surrogate, and served six 
years. In 1870, Judge Child settled in Napanock, and in 1878 
served as justice of the sessions. He was admitted to the bar 
in 1858 at Albany, having prepared himself for his examina 
tion and practice of the law without a tutor, qualifying himself 
in like manner as a successful surveyor. In his seventy -fifth 
year he is yet in the active exercise of his profession, and 
serving as justice of the peace. 
[Seventh Generation J Children : 

2874. i. John T. Child, b. May 16, 1831, in. Louisa Holmes. 

2875. ii. Amos G. Child, b. Nov. 2, 1833, m. Margaret 

2876. iii. Billings G. Child, b. Dec. 27, 1835, ra. Celia Vandermark. 

2877. iv. Emily Child, b. March 4, 1838. 

2878. V. Mary Child, b. Nov. 1839. 

2879. vi. Arthur P. Child, b. Oct. 1, 1843. 

2880. vii. Archibald N. Child, b. March 11, 1846. 

2881. viii. James E. Child, b July 11, 1848. 

[We have made innumerable efforts in differing ways to obtain the proper 
dates in the five families following, but in vain. ] 
[Seventh Generation.] 

2874. i. John Traverse Child, eldest son and child of 
Judge John G. and Lois A. Grant Child, b. in Sullivan Co. on 

May 16, 1831, and in. Louisa Holmes of Pittsburg, Pa. 

Mr. John T. Child was a civil engineer and served in the late 
war with great efficiency in this capacity. He d. in Pittsburg, 
Pa, in 1869. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

2882. i. Willie Child. 

2883. ii. Carrie Child. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

2875. ii. Amos Grant Child, second son and child of 
Judge John G. and Lois A. Grant Child, b. in Sullivan Co. on 

Nov. 2, 1833, and m. Margaret . Mr. Amos G. Child was 

like his elder brother, a civil engineer, and like him did good 

service in the war of the rebellion. Mrs. Margaret 

Child died. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

2884. 1. Clinton S. Child. 

2885. ii. A daughter. 



366 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



fScventh Generfttion] 

287»». ill Billings U. Child, third suq and eliild of Judge 
John G, and Lois A. Grant Child, b. in Sullivan Co., Dec 27fH 
1835, HL Celia VandermarL Of this tlurd son of Judge Child " 
we can make the same recoixl as of the two brothers elder, 
Mr. B. G. Child d. in Elmira, N. Y., in 1870. 

f Eighth Generation.] Children : 
2886. I A.NNA T. CaiLB. 
3887. ii- LiLLiE Child. 
2888 iii. Carrie Child. 

[Seventh Generation] 

287R vi. Abthur Parish Child^ fourth son and sixtB 
child of Judge John G. and Lois A, Gnint Chdd, b. in Sulli* 
van Co., N. Y., Oct 1, 1843, m. and has three children. 
[Eigh th G n e ration . ] Ch ild r e n : 

2889. i. Anna Child. 

2890. ii. Lois Child, 
289 L iii, Antoinette Chh-d. 

[Seventh Generationd 

2880. vii, AucHiB.AXD N. Child, filth i5on and sevenTh 
child of Judge John G. and Lois Grant Child, b. in Sullivan 
Co., N. Y., March 11, 1846, ra and has two children. 
[Eighth Generatioii-J Children: 

2892 i. OEOitQE Child. 

2893, ii. Infant unnamed. 

[Fifth ficiieration,] 

2691. iv. Cai:iL John Child, second son and fourth child of 
Ricliaiti and Abigail Green Child, b. in Thompson, Conn.^ 
March 11, 1766, m. Nov. 15, 1792, Martha Ilutchins, who was 
k in Haverhill, Essex Co., Masa, Jan. 9, 1773. Mrs. Martha 
Hutchins Child was a daughter of Jeremiah Hutchins, who 
had removed from Massachusetts to Bath, N, H.. when Mrs. 
Child was very young. Mr. Child was early apprenticed to 
Mr. John May of Woodstock, Conn., a kinsman; this transac- 
tion was, therefore, not effected in a stricth^ legal manner, 
^pon attaining his majority the remuneration for his services 
iras referred to two friends of Mr. May and Mr. Child^ who 
settled the affair amicably or satisfactorily to each^ — in the 
r|uaint phraseology of the time ''chalked a like amount *^ — 
which enabled Mr. Child to provide himself with an outfit, 
consisting of a French horse, a saddle and bridle^ a st 
clothing and a gun— the cost of all perhaps would not e: 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 367 

fifty dollars. Thus equipped Mr. Child joined his brother-in- 
law, Mr. Ezra Child, in Bath, N. H. More surely armed with 
cheerful determination and strong hope, he was so well skilled 
that he commanded readily the highest wages of the times, 
viz., $8 per month. The accumulations arising therefrom en- 
abled him to marry in the simple style of the country, with 
stock consisting of his horse, a black cow (said to have " given 
blue milk/') a black swine, and a black sheep. His competent 
husbandry soon increased his store and want was known only 
when the grain crop of one year scarce sufficed to meet the in- 
coming harvest of the succeeding; this insufficiency of bread 
was met by the good black cow and plenty of potatoes. Mr. 
and Mrs. Child, indifferent to luxuries, found their happiness in 
meeting their labors with one will and heart, and trained a 
noble, handsome family of sons and daughters to be good citi- 
zens, true wives, and in time parents of a goodly posterity, 
honoring their name, and winning new honors for it in turn. 
Mr. Child d. in Bath, Grafton Co., N. H., April 18, 1841; Mrs. 
Child survived her husband some twenty- three years. For 
some years before her decease, her anniversary birthday was 
celebrated by the home gathering of children and grand- 
children — the last occasion observed, in 1863, her descendants 
numbered 112. Gathered home like the full ripened grain, 
when past the four score and ten, she jiassed from earth in the 
full assurance of a comfortable hope, in 18t)4. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

2894. i. Mbhitablb Child, b. Jan. 20, 1794; d. Sept. 14, 1794. 

2895. ii. Abi(*ail Child, b. April 22, 1798. m. Dec. 2, 1819. Hon. John 
Hibbard. 

2896. iii. Hannah Child, b. May 25, 1800, m. Sept. 11. 1822, Leonard 
Walker. 

2897. iv. Martha Child, b. Jan. 11, 1802, m. Mch. 14, 1822. William 
I^n^. 

2898. V. LuviA Child, b. Feb. 23, 1804, m. Sept. 11, 1823, Henry H. 
Lang. 

2899. vi. John May Child, b. .Tan. 23, 1806. m. 1828, Sally Randall. 

2900. vii. Ezra Child, b. Jan. 26, 1808, m. 1st, Oct. 31, 1834, Hannah 
Walden ; m. 2d, 1864, Martha Eastman. 

2901. viii. DwiGHT Penuel Child, b. July 9, 1810, m. May 16, 1833, 
Nancy May Child. 

2902. ix. RosANNA Child, b. April 30, 1812. m. Mirand A. Witcher. 

2903. X. Susan L. Child, b. Nov. 23, 1814, m. Jan. 1, 1835, William 
Ung. 

2904. xi. Bradley O. Child, b. Sept. 24, 1818, m. Nov. 17, 1837, Hannah 
Child. 



pis BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

281)5. ii. Abigail Child, second dau. and child of Cap 
John and Martha Hutch ins Child, b. in Bath, N. H., Apri 
32, 1798, m. Dec. 2, 1819, Hon. John Hibbard, of the 
town, b. Sept* 14, 1782. Mr. Hibbard for years represent 
the town of Bath in the New Hampshire Legislature^ and 
home has been one of the custodians of town affairs in th 
position of selectman. He is a wealthy farmer. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

2905. i. Hannah C. Hibbard, b. Mch. 8, 1821, in Bath, N. H ., in. Dl* 
32, 1842, Dudley Child, 
2905. ii. Chester Hibbard, b. Feb. 25. 1823, in Bath» N. H, 
2»07, iii, Adeline Hibbard, b. Nov. 1, 1824, in Bjith, N. H, 
3908. iv, JonK Hibbard, Jr., b. Mch. 3.5. 1826, in Biith, N. H.. d. An 
la, 1826. 
2900. V. REBBt-CA Hibbard, b. May 24, 1837, in Bath, N. H. 

2910. vi. Elihp Hibbard, b. Jan. 7, 1829, d. Doe. 18, 1874, in Bath. X. 1 

2911, vii. Infant— unchiistened—b. Sept. 5, 18M,d Sept.8, 1830, in Biitl 
N. H. 

2012 viii. RosANNA C. Hibbard. b Fob. 5, 1832, d. April 18» 18C4, 
Bath, N. H. 

2013. ix. John Newell Hibbard, b, Xov. 19, 1833. d. Aug. 30, 1878, 
Bath, N. H. 

2914. X. Martha J. Hibbard, b. Jan. 1, 1836. 

S915. xi. Warhen Hibbard, b. June 19, 1837. 

2916. xii. Arthur Hibbard, b. Ott 18, 1839. 

2917. xiii. Seraphina Hibbard, b. June 24. 1842. 

[Sixth Generation-l 

2896. iii. Hannah Chilt>, third dau* and child of Capl 
John and Martha nutchins Child, b. in Bath, N. H., May 25? 
1800, m. Sept 11, 1822, Leonard Walker, son of Chloe Cfiild 
and Leonard Walker, of Strafford, Omnge Co.^Vt. Mr. Walker 
was a farmer and resided in Bath, Grafton Co., N. H., wher 
he died SepU 21, 1840, Mi^s. Hannah Child Walker died ther 
Nov. 4, 1805. 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 
3918. i. Charles Edwin Walker, b. July 22, 1828, d. Sept. 18, 18 

2919. ii. Martha Hitchins Walker, b. Fob. 5, 182.5, m. Mch. 4, 1846, 
Jonathan Child. Mrs, Martha H W, Child's record of family i? glr^n in 
connection with the family of her hnsband. 

2920. iii Hai«nah Loraine Walker, b. July 5, 1827. d. Aug, 17, 183 

2921. iv. Freeman Walker, b. May 31, 1829, d. Aug 16. 1830. 

2922. V. John Cnn.D Walker, b. Oct. 10, 1830, m, April 26, IS64, Jenul 
C. Weeks. 

2923. vi. Eliza C. Wai.kbr, b. Deo, 1, 1832. d. Get. 3, 1853. 




AND HIS DEBCENDANTa 



369 



h 



vii Charles Lbok Walker, b, Jan. 2, 1835, m. Nov. 12, 1864, 
Louisa M. Wilcox. 

2925. viii. Fkebmak Walker, 2d. b. April 13, 1837, d. Nov. 20» 1837. 

2926. ix. Chlok Child Walker, b. June 3, 1839, d. June 3, 1846. 

fSeventh Generation.] 
! 2922. V. John Child Walkeh, third son and fifth child of 
I HaDnah Child and Leotiard Walker, b. in Bath, Grafton Co., 

N. n., Oct 10, 1830, m. April 26, 1S64, Jenoie C. Weeks. 

Mr. and Mi^. John C. Walker resided in Grinnell, Iowa. Mrs. 

Walker died May 10, 1879. 
^{Eighth Generatinu ] CliiMreni 
^k 2927. i. Lbonakd Walker, b. Meh. 17, 1865. 
H 2928. u. Charles Edwiw Walker, b. April 11, 1867. 
^H 2939. iii. Alice Lizzie Walker, b Jan. 25, 1870. 
I 2030. iT. Ernest Walker, b. Dee, 35. 187L 

2931. V, BES!*rE Wkeks Walker, b, Mt-h. 17. 1873. 

2932, vl Martha Walker, b, JuaeSl, 1875, d, Sept. 28, 1875, 
I 2933. vii. John Child Walkeh, Jr.. b. Dec. 19, 1878, 

^■{Seventh Genemtion.] 

^B 2924. vii. Charles Leon Walkek, fourth son and seventh 
^ child of Hannah Child and Leonard Walker, b. in Bath, Graf- 
ton Co*, N. H., Jan. 2, 18:35, ra. Nov. 12, 1864, Louisa M, 
Wilcox. Tliree children of the family of nine of Mr. and Mrs. 
Leonard Walker snrvive, two sons and one daughter. Mr. 
John Child Walkei', Mrs. Jonathan Child and Mr. Charles 
Leon Walker are the survivors. Very fortunately they are 
riot separated, though settled far from their native hills ; they 
have their homes in the growing town of Grinnell, Iowa. 

rli^htb GeneraHon.] Cbildrtu: 
2934. i. Cora Loi;i8A Walker, b. Feb. 17, 1867. 
2935. it. Kf-nt «t.\c:y Walker, b Dec, 17, 1869. 

(Sixth Generation.] 
2897< iv. Martha Child, fourth dan. and child of Capt. 

John and Martha Hutchins Child, b. in Bath, N. H., Jan, 11, 
[1802, m. Mch. 14, 1822, Hon, William Lang. Mr. Lang is 

now a resident in Concord, New Hampshire, and like his 
B brother-in-law, has enjoyed the honor of a seat in the State 
^^Legislature. For some eight yeai-s he acted as selectman of the 
^vtawn of Bath. Mrs. Martha Child Lang died in Bath, N. H., 
^rMay 5, 1834^ — she was the mother of four children. 

[Serenth Generation.] Children : 

2936. i. John CntLD Lang, b. Feb. 8, 1823, in Buth, N. H. 

2937. iL Mehitable Cuild Laijo, b. Meh. 17, 1825, in Bath» N. H. 



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2938. iii. William Dwjoht Lan«, b, .Fuly 27, 1827, in Bath, N. H. 

2939. iv. Alice Walker Lang, b, July 22, 1820, in Bnth, N. fl. 
[Sixth Generation.] 

2698, V. LuviA Chij.d, fifth dau. and child of Capt* John 
and Martha Hutciiiiis Child, b. in Bath, N. H., Feb. 23, 18W 
m. Sept. It, 1823, Hon. Henry H. Lang, who, like the oth« 
gons«in*law and sons of the family, was an influential man ill 
affaifs of the town; chosen by his townsmen their represent 
tive in the State Legislature, and for years an excellent select- 
man. 
[Seventh Generation.] Child: 

2940. I Martha M. C. Lang, b. Jiiil «. 1825. 
[Sixth Generatian-l 

2899. vi, John May ChiliJj eldest son and sixth child of 
Capt. John and Martha Hotchins Child, b. in Bath, N, R, 
Jan. 23, 1806, nj. 1828, Sally Randall, of Danville, Yt. A 
fanner, and resided at Monroe Plain, Grafton Co., N, H. Mr. 
John M, Child died Aug 11, 1879. 
[Seventh GcmemtitJiL ] Children : 

2941. i. LucLNDA Child, b. July, 1829, 

2942. ii. Enwi^ W. Cen.n, b. May, 1831, iii. Eliza Sterling. 

2943. iii. Israel R. Chtld. b. 1833, d. young. 

2944. iv. Susan Chtld, l^, 183/i, m, Robert Beattie. 
294.5. V. G. OsMORE Chu^d. b. July, 1840, in, Eliza Ash. 
2046. vi. SAHAe Child, b. Jan 1848. 

[Sixth GtHieration.] 

290(\ vii. Ezra Child, second yon and seventh child of Caji 
John and Martha HvJtcliins Child, b. in Bath, N. H., Jan. 2j 
1808, ni. Oct. 31, 1834, Hannah Walden of Newbury^ V^j 
Mr. Child m. a second time, 18B4, Martha Eastman, b. Dec 1^ 
181«, audd. in 1869; bed. Sept, 17, 1870. 
[ Se V e n th U e ri e ra tioTi .J C h il d rei i : 

2947. i. LoRAixE W. Child, b. March 10, 1835. 

2948. ii. .\Bm Ass Child, b. May 7, 183?» m, Xov. 23, 1866, George < 
Learn ed- 

2949. iii. Frekman Chh.d, b, Jan. 1. 1845. d, March 10, 1845. 
'^S.'in. iv. Lewis Stdne Child, h. April 10, 1840. 

[Seventh Generation ] 

2948. ii. Abby Ann Child, second dan. and child of Ez 
and Hannah Wahlen Child, b. in Bath, N, H., May 7, 183| 
m. Nov. 28, 1860, George C. Learned. 
[Eighth GennriitionJ Children: 

2951. i. Abby U. Learned, b. Aug. IL 1867. 

2952. iL John W. Learned, b. Aug. 37. 1869. 

2953. iii. Orwell N. Learned, b. Jan. 15, 1875. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 371 

Lxth Generation.] 

2901. viii. Hon. Dwight Penuel Child, third son and 
ghth child of Capt. John and Martha Hutchins Child, b. in 
ath, N. H., July 9, 1810, m. May 16, 1883, Nancy May 
bild, b. April 8, 1814, in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., a daugh- 
r of Elisha and Nancy (Child) Child. It is often said that the 
eternal surroundings of early years leave strong imprint upon 
le mental and moral natura We cannot doubt this, we can 
equally believe that the physical system is affected by these 
ifluences ; and a guerdon of personal beauty seems the gift of 
he mountains to those born in their shadows. Upon this 
amily of Capt John and Martha Hutchins Child the dower of 
in attractive exterior has been widely bestowed, though unac- 
jompanied with the vigorous health we are apt to believe 
issured to the dwellers among the hills. Hon. Dwight P. 
]liild makes no departure from this inheritance and has helped 
/O pass on the gift to a large family of honorable sons and 
laughters. Living upon the farm his father redeemed from 
ihe wilderness, Mr. Child's dwelling faces the bold heights of 
he White Mountain range, not far removed, the lights and 
shadows ever diversifying the rugged sides and sharpened 
peaks afford constant interest and alluring charm. Here child- 
lood, youth and manhood, have sped their swift years, bring- 
ng cares and troubles, but much more of joy and plenty. 
Fertile acres and full garners attest the joint inheritance of 
wise thrift and intelligent foresight Serving his fellow- 
sitizens for years as a town official, Hon. Mr. Child has also 
represented them in the halls of their State Legislature. The 
liome has found its charm and true light in the mother whose 
modesty deprecates notice, but whose works praise her. 
Seventh Generation J Children. 

2954. i. William Graves Child. M. D., b. Feb. 4, 1884, m. 1st, March 
8. 1858, Caroline Buck Lang, she d. May 10, 1867; m. 2d, Sept. 3, 1868, 
'Qvia Lang. 

2955. ii. Elisha Child, b. May 5, 1835, d. June 9. 1835, in Bath, N. H. 

2956. iii. Henry H. L. Child, b. July 22, 1836, m. Sept. 19, 1860, 
bigail Kimball. 

d957. iv. Parker Morse Child, b. June 10, 1838, m. Oct. 29, 1861. 
bigail Hatch. 

2958. V. Harriet Child, b. Feb. 8, 1840, d. Aug. 17, 1846, in Bath.N. H. 

2959. vi. Sylvina Thorpe Child, b. Sept. 8, 1841. m. William H. 
*wyer of Worcester, Mass. 

2960. vii. John D. Child, b. Dec. 29, 1842, m. March 22, 1871, Julia E. 
[)ow. 



372 



BENJAMIN CHILI) OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



2961. viii, tlENHiETTA A. Chjld, 1». Oct. 3. 1844, cL May, 186S, irTl 
N. II. 
296S. iit. Adeline: H. Child, b. Dec. 27, 1S47. 
9903. X, Albert Child, I>. Jan, 18, 18-50, d. July 23. 1853. 
29(H xi. Mary Jame Child, b. Oct. 4, 1*52. 
20e5. xn. JuLTET Chfld, b. Nov. 1, 1857, 

[Seventh GeDeration,] 

2954. i. Hon. William G, Child, M. D., eldest son am 
child of HofL Dwight R and Nancy May (Child) Child, 
Batli, N. H . Feb. 4, 1834^ and bus twnce married. His 
marriage tx> Miss Caroline Buck Lang, March 18^ 1858. 
Caroline B. L. Child died May 10, 1807, Dr. Child rn. sec* 
Miss Luvia Lang, Sept. 5, 186S ; these ladies were sisters, aoil 
daughters of Sherburne and Mehi table Rieker Lang. 

Dr. William G, Child read medicine in New York 
walking the hospitiils there, and closed his medical coun^e hi 
the department of medicine of Dartmouth College, in Hanover, 
N H., graduating in 1857. Dr. Child settled in Bath for liis 
professional duties until the war of the Rebellion. Of his army 
life we quote the account given by Bev. Prof. B. W, Dwight 
in his Genealog}^ of the Dwight Fninily: M 

*'He entpred tht> U. S. A. of VoK. Aug, 13. 1862, as assistant siirgcotflP 
the 5th Hegitnetit, N. H. Vab., and wa» com mi fusion ed surgeon tn tbr 
same rt^g'iment, Nov. 4, 1864^ and served initil July, I860, thi* close of the 
war. He was in the battles of Snuth Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburffa, 
Brandy Station, Getlysburgh. llianec Horsvi!le, Cold Harbor, Petersburgb, 
iX'f'p Bottom, i\i\ Whil« at Point fjookoul, he wa? detailed to 5U()«riDt«t)^ 
the hoBpitjil for rebel prii^oiiei's of war, where he often hud 5()0 men on the 
siek list. He had eight assii^tftnt sur|reons under him, ruo^t of them rebels 
He was (>resent in the theairu when President Lincoln was shot.** 

When discharged from army service, Dr. Child returned to 
his native place, and resumed his practice^ with greatly enlarg- 
ed experience, and has takeu a prominent position in the med- 
ical profession of the State, Dr. Child has made a special || 
study of diseases arising from malarial induences, and of the | 
hercdititry transmission of disease. With a widely exteadei 
ride for practice, he has found time to serve honorably his ooft-* 
stituents in the State Legislature. A very marvellous personal 
resemblance to the distinguished divine in Brooklyn, N. Y^ 
Rev. Rcnrv Ward Beecher, has resulted in 'much amiisei 
to the genial M, D. 
fEighth Generation.] Children ^ 

2066. I Wn.LiAM Clinton Child, b, March 1, 1859, in Bath. N. R. 

8967. il Kate Child, b. Sept. 22. 18G0. in Bath, N. H. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 378 

2968. iii. Bernard Vandekkiept Child, b. Nov. 28, 1862, in Bath, 
r. H. 

2969. iv. Susan Wade Child, b. Dec. 4, 1865, in Bath, N. H. 

2970. V. John Leslie Child, b. Aug. 1, 1870, in Bath, N. H. 

2971. vi. James Dwight Child, b. May 12, 1875, in Bath, N. H. 

^Tenth Generation.] 

2956. iil Henry H. L. Child, third son and child of Hon. 
Dwight P. and Nancy M. C. Child, b. in Bath, N. H., July 22, 
1836, m. Sept 19, 1860, Abigail Kimball, who wash, in Bath, 
June 11, 1835, a daughter of James Kimball of that town. 
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. L. Child reside in Sparta, Monroe Co., 
Wis. Mr. Child is connected with the firm of Fisk & Irish, 
dealers in agricultural implements of all kinds. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

2972. i. Irving Child, b. Oct. 20, 1861, in Bath, N. H. 

2973. ii. DWIGHT Child, b. Dec. 3, 1864, in Bath, N. H., d. Dec. 25, 
1873. in Sparta, Wis. 

Seventh Generation.] 

2967. iv. Parker Morse Child, fourth son and child of 
Bon. Dwight P. and Nancy M. C. Child, b. in Bath, N. H., 
June 10, 1838, m. Oct 29, 1861, Abigail Hatch, who wa» b. 
April 11, 1841, in Bath, N. H., is a daughter of Abel Scott 
and Abigail Hatch of Barnet, Vt Mr. P. M. Child is general 
agent of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., for 
Milwaukee, Wis. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

2974. i. Blanch May Child, b. Jan. 17, 1863. 

2975. ii. Henry Hatton Child, b. Jan. 24, 1865. 

2976. iii. Scott Parker Child, b. May 30, 1867. 
13977. iv. Alice Maude Child, b. Nov. 30, 1870. 
3978. V. Abby Child, b. April 3, 1873, d. Sept. 16, 1873. 
2979. vi. Ralph Sutherland Child, b. March 7, 1878. 

^venth Generation.] 

2959. vi. Sylvina Thorp Cihld, second dau. and sixth 
hild of Hon. Dwight P. and Nancy M. (Child) Child, b. in Bath, 
!^. H., Sept. 8, 184 J, m. Jan. 4, 1870, William A. Sawyer of 
Worcester, Mass. Mrs. Sylvina T. Child Sawyer d. Sept. 23, 
1872. Mr. Sawyer is an enterprising lumber merchant of 
Worcester. 
(Eighth Generation.] Child: 

2980. i. Gertrude May Sawyer, b. Feb. 13, 1871, in Worcester, Mass., 
d. Jan. 29, 1872. 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURT, MASS. 



( Seventh Generation. ] 

2960. viL John D. Child, fifth son and seventh child 
Hon. Dwight R and Nancy M. (Child) Child, b. Dec 29. 1S4| 
in Bath, Grafton Co., K H., ni. Mck 22, 1871, Julia E. DoK 
Mr. John Child remains upon the home farm, occupying 1 
house in which hia parents dwelt during the earlier years i 
their mamcd life* A noble specimen of the young manho 
of the Granite State. 
I Eighth Generation.] Children: 

3981. i. Etta Aiuse Child, h. Jan. 1, 1873, in Buth, X, H. 

2082. ii. Edith May Cbilu, k Sept. 15, 1873. in Bath, N. H. 

2963. iii. Dwight Pbnubl Cbild, b. Oct. 1, 1877, in Bath, K. H. 

[Sixth Oenumtion*] 

2903. X. Srs AN L, Child, seventh daughter and tenth cbild 
of Capt John and Martha Hutchins Child, b. in Bath, N. E, 
Nov. 23, 1814, m. lier brother-in-law, William Lang, of Wa^ 
ren, N. H., Jan. 1, 1835. 

[Seventh Generationd Children : 
298C i. Martha Lano, h. Oct. 17, 1837. in Bath. N. H. 
2981 ii. Cbaeli> Samlel Lang, b. Aug. SO, 1844, in Bath, N, B, 

[Sixl^ Generation. J 

2904 X. Hon. Bradley G. CiriLii. fonrtli son and eleveSl 
child of Capt John and Martha Hutchins Child, b. in Bath, 
N. H., Sept. 24, 1818, m. Nov. 17, 1837, Miss Hannah Child, 
third dau. and eighth child of Elisha and Na!)cy (Child) ChiWi 
of Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., she wvl^ h. May 21, 1816. 

Of such uniform excellence and prominent citizenship 
this family of Capt, John Child, that one might wiite a descrip* 
tion of character and deed for one member and then apply 
regularly to sons and sons in-law indiscriminately, and yet 
oneness of success has nowhere oblitorated individuality 
character. Enougli of sterling sound sense, keen busi 
ability, and uprightness of diameter remained to supply ampl 
the eleventh child. The piercing yet genial, kindly black 
is surmounted with ample brain room, and ci'owmed with 
early almond blossom.s of a gracious itge, whose decades ai^ 
scarce credited by the alert step and vigorous healthful figu^| 
a most noble specimeu of the New England thoughtful farm^^ 
Mr. B. G. Child has graced the board of selectmen for his town, 
and held counsel on ailairs of the State in its legislative halls 
at Concoi*d, N. H. Of a large family. Mr. and Mrs. Child have 






AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 375 

been called to resign many to the "Stern Reaper whose name is 

Death." 

QSeventh Generation.] Children : 

2986. i. Gn^EBT Child, b. Meh. 24, 1839, d. July 29, 1879. 

2987. 11. Edgar Child, b. Sept. 3. 1842, d. Aug. 23, 1853. 
298S. ill. Charles Henry Child, b. May 28. 1846. 

2989. iv. Flora E. Child, b. June 12, 1850, d. Sept. 28, 1853. 

2990. V. Martha H. Child, b. June 15, 1852, d. Aug. 15, 1853. 

2991. vi. Alice Child, b. Jan. 21. 1855, m. June 3, 1880, Harry H. Jones. 

2992. vii. Myra H. Child, b. Sept. 17, 1858. 

2993. viil. Flora H. Child, b. Oct. 30, 1860. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

2692. V. Mary Child, third dau. and fifth child of Richard 
and Abigail Green Child, b. in Thompson, Ct, Jan. 22, 1770, 
m. Jan. 3, 1795, Ebenezer Sanborn, who was b. Oct. 13, 1772. 
Mr. E. Sanborn d. Oct. 28, 1839, aged 67 years. His occupa- 
tion that of a farmer. Mrs. Mary Child Sanborn survived her 
husband some years, dying at the age of 88, April 13, 1853, in 

Jay, Vt. This family has been widelj'' scattered, and the record 

is not as full as could be desired. 

[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

2994. i. Matilda Sanborn, b. Mch. 2, 1796, m. Enoch Sanborn. 

2995. ii. Louisa Sanborn, ) ra. April 3, 1819, Nahum Downs. 

^ Twins Vb. Nov. 26, 1797. 

2996. iii. Lanson Sanborn, ) m. Mch. 26, 1833, Almira A. Dodge. 
29^. iv. Henry Sanborn, b. Dec. 19. 1799, d. Mch. 17, 1825. aged 25 

yrs. 3 mo. 

2998. V. Anna Sanborn, b. Nov. 2, 1801, m. Adna Crandall. 

2999. vi. Hannah Sanborn, b. Nov. 29, 1803, m. Stoddard Meeker. 

3000. vii. Bradlet Sanborn, b. Dec. 2, 1805, m. Emeline A. Lamb. 
8001. viii. Mary Sanborn, b. April 19, 1808, d. Sept. 19, 1810, aged 2 

yrs. 5 mo. 
3002. ix. Edmund Sanborn, b. April 16, 1812, m. Harriet R. White. 

8003. X. Martha Sanborn, b. May 28, 1814, ra. Mch. 22, 1832, William 
Williams. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2994. i. Matilda Sanborn, eldest dau. and child of Mary- 
Child and Ebenezer Sanborn, b. Mch. 2, 1796, m. about 1817, 
Enoch Sanborn. 
ISeventh Generation.] Children: 

8004. i. Jane Sanborn, b. Nov. 6, 1818, ra. May, 1848, Abram Renter. 
Beside at Potter, P. Q. 

3005. ii. Horace Sanborn, b. Jan. 4, 1821,. m. Jan. 27, 1850, Harriet 
Hatch. Beside at North Troy, Vt. 

8006. iii. David Sanborn, b. 1824; not living. 

8007. iv. Chester Sanborn, b. Nov. 29. 1827, ra. May, 1^6, Philena 
Walker. Reside at North Troy. Vt. 



376 



BENJAMIN CHlLi' ut ituXbi »Y, MASSL 



aO08. T. LiDORA Anr Sa^boui, b. Not. ^, IBSS, m, Mch, 9, 1853, JohS*^ 
S. BttooD. B«side in Hallej, P. Q. 

dfN)0. Ti. Emelute SAXBOR5. b. 1831 : not living. 

aOlO. vii. O&iicr SASBomK, b, M*j 18, 1883, m* 18S9, Juie Currier, 
side in Lowell, Massv 

301 L riiL Jcua S^i^BOESi* b. Jime 9. 183$» m. 186$« Solookon EUdns, ol^ 
North Troy, Vt 

3012. ix. ALuntA Sa3iboR5, b. Oct, SS. 1838, m. 1986, Isaac Harris 
Fide in Piennont, N. H. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2995. il Louisa Sanbobn, second dan. and child of Ma 
Child and Etenezer Sanborn, b. Nov. 26, 1797, m. Feb. 3, 181 
Nabum Downs, 
[Seventh feneration,] ChOdren: 

3013w i. AuGLTjrrA A^fs Dowks. b. Sor, 2. 1819. m. Mr. Gore of White- 
field, N. H. 

3014. ii* ItAVKA Dotnts, b. Oct 9, 1831, m. Mr. Harriman of 8L Job 
huTg. Vt. 

3015. m. AzBo Buck Downs, b. Sept* 1, 1823. _ 

3016. iv. Hexey Dow>s, b. April 3, 1635. It is reported that this familf^ 
hare all died, but the d^tcs cannot be ascertained. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

299t^. ill Lauson Sanborn, twin child and first son 
Mary Child and Ebenezer Sanborn, b. Nov. 26, 1797, na- Mc 
26, 1833, Almira Azuba Dodge, who was U in January IS 
(Seventh Generation.] Children: 

8017. i. JosEPHiyK SASBoay, b. March 1, 1837. in. Maroh 18, 1857.*: 
nej Wood; reside in Lowell^ Mas$. 

3018. iL Mabvl'anau Sanbo&n, b. Feb* 35, 1810, m. Dec. 6, 1858* « 
R. Bartlett, a wealthy farmer in Jay. Vt. 

[Sixth Generation,] 

2998. V. Anna Sanbobn, third dau. and fifth child of Morv 
Child and Ebenezer Sanborn, b, Nov. 2, ISOl, m. Adna Cran- 
dall 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3019. i. Mart Ceantjall, 
3020* ii. George Wasbinoton Craitdau.. 
3021. iii. Ebexxzer Crandall. 
3(123. iv. SvLTANrs Crandaix. 
3023. y. 6&ADLKT Grand all. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

2999. vi. Hannah Sanborn, fourth dau. and sixth child of 
Mary Child and Ebenezer Sanborn, b. Nov. 29, 1803, m. Stod- 
dard Meeker. Unable to obtain the date of the marriage i 
any record of the children except their names, and that 
child married- 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 377 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: (None of which are li ring.) 
3024. i. Caroline Meekeb. 
3035. ii. Martha Meeker. 

3026. iii. Pebsis Meeker. 

3027. iv. Hannah Meeker. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3000. vii. Bradley Sanborn, third son and seventh child 
of Mary Child and Ebenezer Sanborn, b. Dec. 2, 1805, m. Mch. 
20, 1833, Emeline Amanda Lamb. Mr. Sanborn d. Nov. 28, 
1863 : resided in Lowell, Vt 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3028. i. Louisa Maria San6orn, b. June 1. 1834. m. Dec. 5, 1855, William 
C. Lyman : reside in Michigan. 

3029. li. Sullivan Hutchins Sanborn, b. Nov. 5, 1835, d. Dec. 1869. 

3030. iii. Moody Evander Sanborn, b. Oct. 16, 1837, m. June 11, 1872, 
Sarah Scott; reside at Eden, Vt. 

3031. iv. Amanda Matilda Sanborn, b. Aug. 17, 1839, d. 1844. 

3032. V. Charles B. Sanborn, b. Aug. 5, 1841, m.' Aug. 7, 1867, Ann M. 
Shannon ; reside in Winchester, Mass. 

3033. vi. Lanson O. Sanborn, b. Oct. 5, 1843, ra. Nov. 10, 1870, Inez A. 
Morse; reside in Lowell, Vt, 

3034. vii. Franklin Henry Sanborn, b. Nov. 8, 1845, ra. May 13, 1866, 
mien Kicker; reside in Lowell, Vt. 

3035. viii. Adelaide Victoria Sanborn, b. Aug. 22, 1847, d. Oct. 9. 1867. 

3036. ix. Madelon Sanborn, b. July 12, 1850, m. Dec. 7, 1865, John 
Meares; reside in Manchester, N. H. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

«S002. ix. Edmond Sanborn, fourth son and ninth child of 
Mary Child and Ebenezer Sanbora, b. April 16, 1812, m. Mch. 
15, 1835, Harriet Rand White, who was b. Feb. 28, 1821. 
Reside in Texas. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3037. i. Rebecca Newell Sanborn, b. Dec. 15, 1835, married twice— 1st, 
Jan. 1, 1856, Darwin Squires, who J. April 2, 1859; ra. 2d, April 26, 
1860, William Jaquis: reside in Colton, N. Y. 

3038. ii Charles C. Sanborn, b. Dec. 10, 1837, m. June 5, 1865, Eliza- 
beth Leonard ; reside in Texas. 

3039. iii. Sarah Jane Sanborn, b. Jan. 11, 1840, m. Oct. 20, 1859, Royal 
B. Squires; reside in Minnesota. 

3040. iv. Henry Bradley Sanborn, b. Sept. 10, 1845, m. Feb. 20, 1867, 
Ellen M. Wheeler; reside in Texas. 

3041. V. Hattie a. Sanborn, b. Jan. 1, 1859. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3003. X. Martha Sanborn, sixth dau. and tenth child of 
ifary Child and Ebenezer Sanborn, b. May 28, 1814, m. Mch. 
22, 1832, William Williams, who was b. Feb. 5, 1803. Of 
c-i 



378 



BENJAJillN CHILO uF ROXBrRY, MASS. 



the large family given to Mr. and Mrs, Williams eight have 
attained inatiirity, and eiUeretl upon succiessful busiue.s8 
ciircei-a Five are engaged in mercantile pursuits in Provi* 
deuce, R I., two in business in Chicago, III. One dau. only is 
living, married to a farmer in easy circumstances^ and resides 
near her parents, whose home is in South Troy, Vt. To Mrs. 
Williams we are much indebted for her kindly aid in obtain* 
iug such statistics as we have of hei* brathers, and sisters and 
their families. 
[Seventh Gene rati 011. J Children: 

3043. i Effingham Huwaku Williams, h. .rune 9, 1834» m. M^reh 28, 
1859. Thirza June liarrris; reside in Providence, R, I. 

3043. ii- EuzA Jank Wiujams, b, Ott. 21, ISSO* ni, Jnly 7, 1859. Horace? 
Freeman Bartlett; reside in N^ewport, Vt, 

a044, iii. Marcellus Dow Williams, b, Dec. 8. 1838. ra, Juoe 7, lt*70, 
Hattie Jane Thompson; residi* in Providence, R. 1. 

3045. iv. MAH.THA Ann- Williams, b. Sept, 8» 1H40. in. Marcdi 28, I85«, 
Darius Loring- Ilildreth. Mrs, M. A. Willinnis IlildreLh d. in I8i5'l in 
Newport, Vt. 

3(M(k V. William Uahvev Williams, h, Jan. 27, 1844, m. Sept. 25. 1869» 
Ahhy Jane Gilpin t reside in Providence, R. I. 

3047. vi. Mark Byhox Williams, b. Feb. 27, 184ft, d. 1852. 

3048. vii. EuuENE Lohen Williams, b. Aug. 22, 1«48, nu Uet. 31. 1875, 
Lucia Durell; resifie in Providenc^e, K L 

3049. viii. Ohcar Birton Williams, \k Sept. 14, 1851, m. May 12. 1878. 
Minnie Jane Mills; reside in Providence, R. 1. 

3050. ix. Ii»a WiLLL^Ms, b. July 2, 185:^, d. 1854. 

^051. X. Dojr FERNANno Williams, b. June U, 1855; n»sjdes in Chi- 
cago, III. 

3052. xi. CoETEZ Elmer Wn.LiAMs, b. May 30, 18S9; resides in tlhi- 1 
cago. III, 

[Fifth Generation,] 

2693. vi. AhigaIL Child, ^^mtli dau, and sixth child of 
Richard and Abigail Green Child, 1>. in Tliompson, Ct., July 
<i, 1771, m. in Strafford, Vt, Nov. 27, 1794, Samuel West. 
who was b. Sept 17. 1768. Mrs. Abigail Child West, pos- 
sessed of the best qtialities of head and hearty brought upj 
her large family U> ref^pect goodiie8s and aim for its attainment, 
to cultivate and care for mind and buiy tis sure and certain 
avenues to upright lives. A gmndson, Mr. George E. West, 

writes : 

"My grandmother died 24 ye^trs ago, in my father's fttmily, when I was ' 
only 16 years of age, but 1 remember her very distinctly as a woman of 
sterling worth, who could repeat from memory more pai^^sages of Scripture 
and Watts' Hymna, than any other person I ever knew. I greatly revere 



AND HIS DESCENDANTa 879 

her memory, and for me to collate these records of her posterity has been 
indeed * a labor of love.* *' 

Mr. Samuel West died Nov. 20, 1865, se 87. Mrs. Abigail 
Child West died Nov. 9, 1856, ae 85. '' Her children arise up, 
and call lier blessed." — Pro v. 31. 28. From the Vermont 
Chronicle we make the following extracts, as illustrating the 
public estimate of Mr. and Mrs. West The dates of their 
deaths we have previously given, so will omit the statistical 
portion of these obituary notices ; oul}' premising that the 
deaths occurred almost exactly one year apart : 

•*Mr. West was bom in Concord, X. H. When quite young his parents 
removed to Strafford, Vt., where, and in Bath, N. H., he resided until 
1827. when he removed to Troy, Vt. He was a worthy member of the Con- 
gregational church, exemplary and punctual in all the duties both of a chris- 
tian and a citizen, beloved and respected by all who knew him, and has at 
last, full of years, left the congregation of the church militant on earth to 
join, as we humbly hope, the assembly of the church triumphant in 
heaven.'* Of Mrs. West it is said: '* She resided most of her life in Bath, 
N. H., and Troy, Vt. In early life she united with the Congregational 
church, of which she has been a consistent member, and died as she had 
lived in the faith and hope of the gospel.'* 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

3053. i. Richard Child West, b. May 29, 1795, m. July 29, 1822, Sarah 
Dickerson. 

3a'>4. ii. Jonathan West, b. Jan. 26, 1797, m. Oct. 31, 1824, Sarah Law- 
rence. 

3055. iii. Timothy West, b. Oct. 28. 1798, m. March 28, 1830. Mary 
Gordon. 

3056. iv. Samuel West, Jr., b. Nov. 30, 1800, m. Feb. 21, 1828, Miss 
Thomas. 

3057. v. Abiel West, b. Nov. 13, 1802, m. 1st, Jan. 7, 1838, Sophia Ann 
Piatt; m. 2d, Sept. 20, 1846, Louisa Ashley. 

:^58. vi. Harry Love.joy West, b. May 3, 1805, m. 1st, April 7, 1827. 
Phoebe Dickerson; m. 2d, Oct. 8, 1851, . 

8059. vii. Erastus West, b. July 17, 1807, m. Dec. 3, 1855, Maria Marsh; 
resides in N. Troy, Vt. 

3060. viii. Dudley West. b. Oct. 15, 1809, m. Jan. 1, 1839, Mary K. 
Powers. 

3061. ix. Hannah West. b. Feb. 18, 1812, m. Feb. 24, 1856, Edward 
Stevens; reside in Troy, Vt. 

3062. X. Theeon West, b. Aug. 28, 1814, in Bath, N. H., d. Feb. 25, 
1815. ». 5 mo., 27 d. 

3063. xi. Theron West, 2d, b. Aug. 15, 1816, in Bath, N. H., d. April 16, 
1829, in Troy, Vt.. te. 12 y. 8 mo. 1 d. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3053. i. Richard Child West, eldest son and child of 
Abigail Child and Samuel West, b. in Strafford, Vt., May 29, 



iAMlS CBUM or BOiBrBr, 



17f5^ OL July 89, Ib^ Smtnk Diektrnm. He d. ia 1857, 
«. ffi; al Flufllied Poet, SlirabeD Oo^ K V. 

mm. u. Skmad Hnn Wan:. K Jaa. 91 1885«. d. Mf 1, 1901. 
«ilL iuL loKt Wj»ss Wot, b. Fcli. 17. 18n« ^ Ai^ 1^ ISSa 
awr. tY. AMA»A Bom Wnr. be Joae 18, laSL 
SML T. Bm)xrrAWM;kJk|Ka 180.4.1851. 
Mm vl MAKi Cabousb Wnc 

lStebG»«atio«.l 

30^ it Jonathan West, deootid suoi mad ASH of Abigsil 
CWM and Samoc! We^ b. in SmffottL Vt^ Jan. 2«, 17^7, nt 
Ore St 1S24. Sarah I^wieocae. He d Mck 19, 1876c m. 79, 
as Port JcTvid, Onmge Co, X- Y* 
[grwatfc Gramtkwi.) tUldrea: 

itsai L WtLLtAM L^wunz Wor. b. OeC 9>. Ifil 

M71. iL JUaaar Suirai. Wnr. K FelK 39;» I8SL 

WK^ tit GaoaeaCLomis Wan. Ii. SepC 1% ISMl 

WTSl i^. HoTBT FAasnni Wbbe, h. Se|iL t8^ ISMIl 

a974. T. Sa&aa AaifiAm Wist, i fau P^ If. IMSL 

-Trtika. 

aOIS. Ti Mamt CAkoLDne Wist, \ U Feb. It. IMl d. c^, i v.. :£ d, 

MQi^ ni. AyT! Mjlmia Wfpn^ h. Nor. 14, 1€34. 

1977. Tni IhnMLKT Feajn^ Wncr. b. ISMw 

aiQS. ix.lcnsCaiuiVlaBr»bLDaa.Mwl8M. 

(»itb 6fw»t](ia.1 

-3i>o5 tii TXMOTHT West, thin! son aial child of AbJgaO 
OiM and Samtid Wes^ bi in Stia&ri Yu OeL 2», 1798, m. 
Mdk. 2% 1830, Mary Gonloa. He d. MeL & 1875, af. 76 ; 
4 mo , 10 d., at Sooth Hadle}* Falk, Ma^ 
fSertmili GcaermtJOB.] Cbildivn: 

»:». i, aurm. Cram Wan, b. Mweb fiS. 18S1. d. Mareli IS. Ida?. 

MM. iL JL&at LrrwrriA Wisr. b. "S^jv. tU l^M. 

M6L m. FactaE Ja^ Wiot, b. Jni. 7, 18S4, d. Dec 37, IMIL 

MMl ir. Wnx^H Edvdt West, b. lUj M, I88S, 

aOM. ▼. Somu Ainr Wist. b. lUj iOl 1M7. 

aMC Ti. Dahii BAai> West. b. Jan. K ISM, 

M88l vu. CKiaLis HasaT Wnr, b. Dec t, 1841. 

M6t. TiiL Aaar J^aa Wan, bt June IS, IBA 

8M7. ix. BinBT Easuaa Wbt. K Umxth 1, 1817. d. Get. $, 1873. 

Plilb fkncfvfiioa. J 

3068. IT. Samfel tf est, Jil, fourth son and child of Abigail 
Chad and Samuel West, h. m Straff<»d, Vt., Nov. 30, 1800, m. 
Feb. 21. 1828, Mias Tbomaa ; readeooe Lnmbeirknd, K Y, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 381 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3C88. i. Oscar Thomas West, b. Dec. 11, 1828. 

8089. ii. James West, b. May 11, 1880, d. Nov. 25, 1840. 

3090. iii. Almira West. b. Feb. 16, 1832. 

8091. iv. Mary Caroline West, b. 1834, d. Jan. 18, 1887, ». 3 years. 

8092. V. Sarah Matilda West, b. Oct. 1835. 

3093. vi. Harlan Page West, V April 13, 1839. 

3094. vii. Phcebe Maria West, b. May 11, 1841, d. Dec. 29, 1841. 
8095. viii. Marietta West, b. Nov. 18, 1848. 

3096. ix. Theodore West, b. Aug. 12, 1845. 
[Sixth Generation.] 

3067. V. Abiel West, fifth son and child of Abigail Child 
and Samuel West, b. Nov. 13, 1802, in Strafford, Vt., married 
twice— 1st, Jan. 7, 1838, Sophia Ann Piatt; m. 2d, Sept 20, 
1846, Louisa Ashley. Mr. Abiel West d. Oct. 12, 1S78, se. 
75 years, 10 months 29 days, at Glens Falls, Warren Co., N. Y. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children : 

3097. i. Sarah Jane West. b. Oct. 22, 1838, d. Nov. 7, 1839. 

3098. ii. Charles Henry West, b. Sept. 8, 1840, d. Oct. 1841. 

Children by second wife : 

3099. iii. George Henry West, b. July 1, 1847. 

3100. iv. Chandler Abiel West, b. Aug. 5, 1849. 

3101. V. Nancy Abigail West, b. Jan. 1, 1852. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3058. iv. Harry Lovejoy West, sixth son and child of 
Abigail Child and Samuel West, b. in Bath, Grafton Co., N. H., 
May 8, 1805, m. twice—lst, April 7, 1827, Phoebe Dickerson ; 
m. 2d, Oct 8, 1851. He d. March 31, 1868, aged 62 years, 9 
months, 28 days, at SpaiTowbush, Orange Co., N. Y. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3102. i. Marietta West, b. Nov. 21, 1827. 
3108. ii. Hannah West, b. June 28, 1829. 

3104. iii. Frederick Aioustus West, b. June 2, 1831. 

3105. iv. Adaline West. 

3106. V. Adaline Augusta West, b. Aug. 25, 1836. 

3107. vi. George West, b. July 30, 1839. 

3108. vii. Martha Jane West. b. Feb. 4, 1842. 

3109. viii. Delia Ann West, b. Sept. 11, 1845. 
[Sixth Generation.] 

3U60. viii. Dudley West, eighth son and child of Abigail 
Child and Samuel West, b. in Bath, Grafton Co., N. H., Oct. 
15, 1809, m. Jan. 1, 1839, Mary E. Powers. He d. Dec. 22, 
1862, aged 53 years, 2 months, 7 days, in Bath, N. H. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3110. i. George Edwin West, b. Oct. 24, 1839. [To whom we are in- 
debted for the record of the West family.] 



3^2 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBl RY, MASS. 



8111, iL Auau&Tus Dudley West. b. July 13, 1841. d. May 1«, 1869, 
3112. iii. DwKJBT Lang Wk^jt, b. Meh. 27, 1843. 
aiia. iv, Sar^h Jane West, b. Feb. 25, 1845, 

3114. y. Hknry Green West, k Sept. 11, 1«46, d. Mib. 3, 1871. 

3115. vi. hvruL Sjlbrina West, b. Jati, 6, 184&, d. Jim, 13, 1861. 

tFifth G(>nemlion.] 

26H4. vii. Rosa Anna Child, fifth dan. and seventh child 
oi Elehard and Abigail Gi-een Child, b. Jan, 2, 1774, m. in 
Thninpsoii, Windham Co., Ct, Jan. I, 1794* Samuel Hutehina ] 
Mr, niitf'hins was b. in Haverhill, Mass., in r7f>9. He com- 
biried mercantile and agricultural pursuits with large success, 
and was yet farther enriched with the patriarchal complement 
of children, Mr, Hutchins d, in Bath, N. H., in 1830. Mrs. 
Hutchins surviving hijB some foui1:een years, d. Jul}^ 10, 1844, 
at the age of seventy. | 

[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

3116. i. Hannah Hi'TCHiNS, b. Sept. 29, 1794, m. May 9, 1812, Im 
Qood&\L 

8117. ii. Ezra V. Hutchins, K A\m\ 10. 1796, m. Feb. 7. 1821. Augustft 
A. F. Simlair, 

3118. ill. Samuel HutcbiNs^, Jr,, b. Dec. 26, 1797, ra. UU Mch. 20. 1829, 
Martha Rix; m. 2d, Au^^. 1841, RebeecA Moore, 

3119. IV, Lucrktia HuTcmi^!*. b. Sept. 8, 170U, m. Oct. 1819. Goo. John 
Wilson. 

3120. V. PEHST8 Hutchins, b. July 16, 1801, m. May 1823, John Hiird. 

3121. vi, RosANNA HuTiKLVs, b. Jan. 26, 1803, in. Ltither Foote. I 
S122. vii, CBE8TKR C. HuTCHJNS. b. July 6, 1805, in. Feb. 12, 1835, Jan© 

Swan, 

3123. viii, MtusEs P. nuT,HiNb, b. June 8, 1808, m» l^t, Jane Johnstone; 
m. 2d. ¥A\zu Morris: m. 3d, Jane Grey. 

3124. is. HoRAUE G. Hutchins, U. July 20, 1811, m, Oct. 22, 1844, JiiUa ^ 
lliinl. 

3125. X. Martha IIutuhins, b. Dec. ir>, 1813, d. June 17, 1815. 

3126. xi. Martha S. Hutphins, b. Mcb. 1817. m. 1840, Warren D, 
Gookin. 

3127. xii. Hbnry (\ Hitchins, b. Aug. 1, 1820, m, Oct. 0, 1845, Mary L. 
Groat. 

[Sixth Geiii^riitlon,] 

3116 i. Hannah Hutchins, eldest child of Hosanna Child 
and Samuel Hutchins. b. in Bath, N. H., Sept. 29, 1794, m- 
May 9, 1812, Hod. Ira Goodall, Esq., of Bath, N. H.; a lawyer of ] 
mark in tlie State. Mrs. Hannah II. Goodall d. June 3, 1872, 
in West Philadrlphia, Pa. P]sq. Goodall d. Mch. 3, 1868, id 
Madison, Wis. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 383 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3128. i. David G. Qoodall, b. Mch. 19, 1813, m. June 29, 1835. Maria 
D. French. Mr. Goodall was first resident in Lisbon, N. H., as a merchant; 
since removed to Beloit, Wis. 

3129. ii. Hannah C. Goodall, b. Dec. 17, 1814. 

3130. iii. LucRETiA W. Goodall. b. Feb. 9, 1817, m. July 1840, John L. 
Carleton, a lawyer of Bath, N. H. 

3131. iv. Ellen B. Goodall, b. Nov. 27, 1818, m. Dec. 3, 1845. John H. 
French. 

3132. V. Ira E. Goodall, b. June 25, 1820. m. Sept. 26, 1842, Mary 
French. * 

3133. vi. Samuel H. Goodall, b. Mch. 31, 1823, m. 1st. May 1850; m. 
2d. Sept. 26. 1867, E. P. Nelson. 

3134. vii. Horace H. Goodall, b. Mch. 20, 1826, d. Aug. 21, 1827. 

3135. viii. Horace H. Goodall, b. Mch. 21, 1828, d. Aug. 23, 1829. 

3136. ix. Jane E. Goodall, b. June 17, 1830, m. Dec. 13, 1854, Thomas 
P. Sargent. 

3137. X. Julia R. Goodall, b. April 14. 1833, m. Nov. 2, 1853, Alonzo 
P. Carpenter, Esq. ; lawyer in Bath, N. H. 

3188. xi. Edward B. Goodall, ) m. Mch. 5. 1863. Louise Bartlett. 

- Twins l^b. Jan. 10, 1838. 
3139. xii. Francis H. Goodall, ) m. Aug. 24, 1865, Ophelia P. Brewer. 

[Edward B. Goodall is a dentist of Portsmouth, N. H. Francis H. Good- 
all a lawyer, and clerk in Second Auditor's Office, Treasury Department, 
Washington, D. C] 

[Fifth Generation.] 

2695. viii. Dea. Dudley Child, third son and eighth child 
of Richard and Abigail Green Child, b. in Thomspon, Wind- 
ham Co., Ct, May 22, 1776, m. 1st, April 24, 1800, Molly 
Weeks, who was b. Nov. 12, 1778, d. in 1831. Dea. Child 
m. 2d, Sept. 1832, Mrs. Nancy Child, widow of Elisha Child, 
of Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., and dau of Capt. Willard Child, 
of Woodstock, Ct. 

Dea Dudle}^ Child removed when quite a young man to 
Bath, N. H., sharing with his brother, Capt. John Child, and 
his brother-in-law, Mr. Ezra Child, the privations incident to 
the settlement of a new country. These three families formed 
a nucleus around which a neighborhood of industrious, hardy 
and sober people gathered ; laying the foundations of a pros- 
perous community which grew rapidly in numbers and import- 
ance. When the religious element was embodied in a Con- 
gregational church, Dea. Child was early chosen an office-bearer, 
and served in the capacity of deacon with efficiency till his 
death. The Scotch element was a noticeable feature in the 
order and theological phase of this community, having been 



384 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



tlnis moulded by the Rev. Mr, Sutherland, a Scotch Presby-j 
terian, whose impress remamed upon this people long after the 
stero old divine had entei-ed into his reward. Dea. Dudlej 
Child died May 22, 1846. Mrs. Nancy (Child) Child died March 
23, 1850* Her children were of her first marriaL^e, Dea. Dud^ 
ley's children of his union with Mrs. M, W. Child* 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

3140. i. Charity Child, b. April 11, 1801. d. Oct. 8, 1807, in Bath, N. 

3141. ii. TuEODosu Child, b. Sept. 17. 1802. m. Sept. 23, 1824. Stephe 
N. BttfUett. 

:il42. Hi, David Child, b. Mch. 20, 1805, in, Mch. 22, 1827, ChftrtotJ 
MoulboD. 

3143. iv. Li THEHA Child, b. Oet. 25. 1806, tij. Muy (i. 1627, Amoe 1 
Heath. 

3144. V. Molly Child, b. Feb. 7, 1809, rl. Meh. 31, 1812. 
8145. vi. Dudley Chiij>. b. Oct 21, 1810. d. Aug. 21. 1814. 
314e. viL WiLLARD Can-D, b. Aug. 23, 1812. d. Jan. 23, 1813. 

3147. viiL Rn hard Chilb. b. Feb. 20, 1814, m. Sept. 1, ISSiJ, Adulinf 
Smith* 

3148. ix, Maby Chu^d, b. Mch, 13, 1816, m. Jan. 25, 1838, Smith MouUoq 

3149. X, DrDLEY Child, 2d, b, Mrh, 27, 1819, in. Dec. 22. 1H42. Hanna 
Ilibbftrd. 

3150. xi. Jonathan Child, b. Feb. 10, 1821, di. Meh. 4, 1846, Blarthn Nj 
Walker. 

3151. xib WiLLAiiD Child, 2d. b, Nov, 10. 1823, d. Dec. 15, 1857, J 
GrinneU, Iowa. 

[Sixth Generation ] 

3141. ii. Theodosia Child, second dan. and child of De 
Dudley and Mary Weeks Child, b. in Bath, N. H , Sept. ITJ 
1802, ni. Sept. 28, 1824, Stephen N. Bartlett, by the Revi 
David Sutherlancl. Mr. Stephen N. Bartlett is the son of Amc 
and Eunice K. Noyes Bartlett, of Batli, N. IL Mr. and Mr 
Stephen N. Bartlett reoioved to Grinnell, Iowa, in May I855J 
with their family of five children, where he died l8BiK 
[Seventh Generation.] C!hildren: 

3152. i. Eliza Ann Bartlett, b. in Bath, N. H.. Sept, 18. 1828, d. Oct. 
27. 1804, ill Grinnell, Iowa. 

3153. iL Emery S, Bartlett. h. in Bath, N. H., Sept. 7, 1882. 

3154. iii. Moses W. Bartlett, b. in Bath. N. H.. Feb. 20, 1834. 

3155. iv. Stanley M. Bartlett, b. in Bath. N. H.. Dec. 4, 1836. 
815«. V. Pbilomela M. Bartlett, b. in Bath, N- H., July 23, 1839, 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3142. iii. David Child, eldest son and third child of De 
Dudley and Mary Weeks Child, b. in Bath, N. H., Mch. 29j 
1805, m, Mch. 22, 1827, Charlotte Moulton, who was b. Mcb 
13, 1 8 1 1 : is a dau. cf John and Mary Moulton, of Lyman^ N, ! 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 386 

Mr. David Child as the elder son of a pioneer, made early 
acMjuaintance with the hardships inevitable in a new country. 
His surroundings, however, were not unfavorable to the de- 
v^elopment of sturdy and manly qualities, suited to fit him for 
5^ respected and useful citizenship in the town of his birth. 
His education was such as the town schools of that period 
ivfiorded, and quite sufficient to awaken him to the full value 
^nd appreciation of good scholarship. His marriage to a 
^vorthy daughter of honorable parentage was the beginning of 
^ new era and an added stimulus to his efforts in the life strug- 
gle. His industry and economy enabled him not only to gain 
^ competence for himself and his growing family, but to ac- 
cumulate a handsome property. In the spirit of enterprise, 
^^Kerent and fostered, he left his native hills, with the honor- 
^^g good- will of his townsmen, and settled in Nevada, Story 
^o,, Iowa. Surrounded by a goodly family of sons and daugh- 
^x*s, he expects here to spend the evening of life, trusting the 
'^c^nest toil of the morning will gild the sun -setting. 
L^^venth Generation.] Children: 

^157. i. Chester Child, b. in Bath, N. H., July 24, 1828, m. Dec. 25, 
'-^^j Margaret A. Daley, dau. of Wilson and Margaret Daley, of Nevada, 
'^^^^a. Mr. Chester child d. at Nevada, Iowa, Oct. 24, 1867. 

3158. ii. Charity Child, b. in Bath, N. H., Sept. 1830, m. Feb. 1, 1852, 
^^lieodore Lawrence, of Saratoga, N. Y. 

3159. iii. George Child, b. Dec. 15, 1832, m. Oct. 9, 1853, Lavina Hall. 

3160. iv. Eliza Child, b. April 3, 1835, ni. Feb. 19, 1825, S. S. Webb. 

3161. V. Smith M. Child, b. Oct. 5, 1836, m. June 10. 1867. Rachel L. 
'X'nimbull. 

3162. vl. Le Roy Child, b. Oct. 1, 1838, ra. Dec. 27, 1864, Lida J. 
I^eizer. 

3163. vii. Samuel M. Child, b. June 27, 1840, m. June 1867, Mary E. 
Harding. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

3168. ii. Charitf Child, eldest dau. and second child of 
^avid and Charlotte Moulton Child, b. in Bath, N. H., Sept. 
* ^830, m. Feb. 1, 1862, Theodore Lawrence, of Saratoga, N. Y. 
^r. and Mrs. Lawrence reside in Peoria, 111. 
(. Eighth Generation. ] Children : 

3164. i. Albert Lawrence, b. at Peoria, 111.. June 2, 1853, d. Jan. 17, 
^B54. 

S166. ii. Hattib Lawrence, b. at Peoria. 111., Feb. 2, 1855, unm. 
9166. iii. Alyah Lawrence, b. at Peoria, 111., June 16, 1857, unm. 
3167. iv. Mat Charlotte Lawrence, b. at Peoria, 111., May 2, 1860, unm. 
8168. V. Lublla Lawrence, b. at Peoria, 111., Sept. 1, 1862, unm. 



sm 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBUHY, MASvS. 



319a vi. Cora LAWRKXtii, b. at Peoriii, IIL, July % 1865, d. Oct. 9, 18 
3170* vii. Ida H^lizabeth Ijawrence, k in Peorin, ILL, Jan, 3, 1868. 
317J. ^iii. Dav ru i\ Lawrence, \h in Peorm, IIJ.* July 9, 1870* d. OeL 
26* 1878. 

3172. ix, Walter Chester Lawrence, b. in Peoria, IIJ.. Jiwi. 2. 187C, 

[Seventh Gene nit ion.] 

3159. iii, George Child, secDiul son and tliird child Qi2 
David aod Charlotte Moulton Child, b. in Bath, N. H., Dec 
1832, m, Oct 0, 1853, LavinaHall, dan. of Alba and Elizal 
Hall, of Hanover, N. II. She wrus b. April 14. 1883. 
[Eighth Generation J Children: 

3173. i, Fanny Child, b. ;n Nevada, Iowa, Jan. 27, 1857, d. July 26. 18 

3174. ii. HattieC. Cbild, b. m Nevrida, Iowa, Oet. 6, 1859. 

3175. iii. WtLLrE W, t'liiJ^D, b, in Nevada, Iowa, Jan, 7, 186*2. 

3176. iv. Georhe C. Child, b. in Nevaila. Iowa, Sept. 2. 1854. 
8177. v. Harry P. Cbild, b. in Nevada, Iowa, Oct. 3, 1868. 

3178. vi. Burt B, Child, k in Nevada. Iowa, Frb. 2. 1871. 

3179. vii. Mary E. Child, b. in Nevada, Iowa, Sept. 18, 1875. 

3180. viii, Freddie E. Chfld, b. in N*»vmln, Iowa, Dect. 22, 1877. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

3160. iv. Eliza Child, second dau, and fourth child of 
David and Charlotte Monlton Cliild. b. in Bath, N. H., April 
3, 1835, JO. Feb. 1, 1852, 8. 8. Webb, who was b, Aug. 15. 
1834, in Charlestown, Mass. Mr. and Mrs, Webb resirle al 
Ba:»ne, Iowa. 
fEigbtb Genei-ation,] Children: 

3181. i. Charles P. Webis, b, at Nevada, Iowa, June 19. 1857. 

3182. ii Etta F.WEan, b. at Neviuia, Iowa, May 6, 1861, 

[Seventh Generation.] 

3161. V, Smith M. Child, third son and fifth child of Di 
and Charlotte Moultoii ChitcU b. in Bath, N. U., Oct. r>, 1 
m. June 10, 1867, Rachel L. TrnmbnlL Mr. and Mrs. Si 
M. Child reside al Dunlaj), Iowjl 
[Eighth G«ueration ] Children : 

3183. i. Charlotte: M. Child, b. at Dnnlap. Iowa, May 8» 1868, d. 
2'6, 1870. 

3184 ij. SamcelT. Child, b. at iHinlap. Iowa. OeL 13, 1871, d. Oct, 
1871. 
8185, iii, Edward A. CtirLD, b. at Dunlap, Iowh. Mch, 9» 1873. 
3186. iv. Davuj B. Child, K at Dnnlap. Iowa, June 1. 1875, 

[ Se ve n th G e n eratio n . ] 

3162. vi. Le Rov Child, fourth .son and sixth child of 
David and Charlotte Moulton Child, b. in Bath, N. H,, Dec. 
17, 1638, rn. Dec. 21, 1864, Lida J. Ileizer, tlau. of Mathew 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 387 

ind Mar^' Heizer, of Indianapolis, Indiantt She was b. June 

I, 1846. Mr. and Mi-s. Le Roy Child reside in Indianajyolis, 

Indiana. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

3lb7. i. Jbssb Child, b. Sept. 28, 1865, at Nevada, Iowa. 

:^18^. ii. Pearl Child, b. Mch. 6, 1878, at Indianapolis. Ind. 

:U89. iii. Fred Child, b. .June 20, 1875, at Indianapolis, Ind. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

3163. vii. Samuel M. Child, fifth son and seventh child of 
David and Charlotte Moulton Child, b. in Bath, N. H., Jan. 27, 
1840, ni. June 1867, Mary E. Harding, who wasb. July 2, 1846. 
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Child reside in Atlantic, Iowa. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

3190. i. Lulu Child, b. May 5, 1869. at Atlantic, Iowa. 
. 3191. ii. Charlie C. Child, b. July 19, 1871, at Atlantic. Iowa. 

3192. iii. Lizzie H. Child, b. Aug. 15, 1873, at Atlantic, Iowa. 

319:]. iv. Gertie (Jhild, b. Nov. 23, 1875, at Atlantic, Iowa. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3143. iv. LuTHERA Child, fourth child and third dau. of 
Dea. Dudley and Mary Weeks Child b. in Bath, N. H., Oct. 
25, 1806, m. May 6, 1827, Amos K. Heath, who was b. Sept. 
30, 1800. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children; 

3194. i. Joseph Heath, b. Feb. 26, 1828, m. abt. 1859, Anna Karney. 

3195. ii. Dudley Child Heath, b. March 11, 1830. 

3196. iii. xMary C. Heath, b. Aug. 23, 1832. 

3197. iv. Abner F. Heath, b. March 2, iaS5, ni. April 17, 1869. Susan 
Page. 

3198. V. Sophia T. He.\th, b. Dec. 11. 1837, m. Henry 0. Sargent. 

3199. vi. EvERKTT K. Heath, b. April 23, 1840, in. June 6. 1872, Ella 
Gould. 

3200. vii. William VV. Heath, b Sept. 3, 1842, d. May 5, 1864. 

8201. viii. Henky K. Heath, b. .Tan. 30, 1845, m. March 17, 1868, Sarah 
Scales. 

3202. ix. Willahd C. Heath, b. May 23. 1846, m. June 0, 1872, Anna 
Gould. 

;«0:i X. Edward K. Heath, b. June 17. 1849. 

fbevvnth (feneration ) 

3194. i. JoSKPH Heath, eldest child of Luthera Child and 
Amos K. Heath, b. Feb. 26, 1828, ni. abt. 1859, Anna Karney 
of Melbourne, Australia. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

.3204. i. Amos K. Heath, b. 1860. 

32a'>. ii. Joseph Heath, b. 1869. 



)8 



BENJAMIN CHILD OP ROXBURY, MASS. 



[Seventh Generation.] 

3l9d, vi. Everett IL Ueath, fourth son and sixth child ( 
Lutliera Child and Amos K. HeMh, b. April 23, 1840, mj 
June 6, 1872, Ella (Tould. 
[Eighth Generation.] Child: 

3206. i. WirjjAM VV, Hjsath, h. .Jm, 20, 1878. 

[Seventh Gent?mii<m.J 

3201. viii. Henry K, Heath, sixth son and eighth chili 
Lutbera Child and Anios K, Heath, b. Jan. 30, 1845, m. Mcb, 
17, 1872, Sarah Scales. 
[Eighth Generation.] Child-. 

3207. i. Nellie S. Heath, b, Sept. 4, 1872, d, Aug, 3, 1878. 

[Sixth Generiitron.] 

3 147. viii. Richard Chilt^ fourth son and eighth chil 
Dea. Dudlej and Mary Weeks Child, b. in Bath, K H.. Feb, 
W, 1814, ni,, by Rev. Mr. Nichols, Sept. 1, ls3i», Mi^s Adaliue 
Smith, who was b. Sept 29, 1816, and is a dan. of Reuben 
Lydia Hill Smith, of Lyman, N, H. Mr. Richard Child, 
of the younger sons of Dea. Dudley Cliild spent the earfief 
part of liis life in his native town. His struggles with the 
difficulties of life have thoroughly taxed his nerve and coor- 
age, but fxjssessing an earnestly industrious temperament, lie 
has not known want Hoping to win more readily the smile^s 
of fortune, Mr, Child removed with his family, in 1S68, to 
Nevada, Story Co., Iowa, where ampler fields awaited cultiva- 
tion with less severe tax upon all the vital energies, and better 
opportunities offered fijr the advancement of his children. 
[Seventh Generation,] Cliiklrerj; 

8208- i. Excellence Augusta Chfld, h. April 34. l&4i, ni Jan. 14, 
liy Rev, Dudley Kimbnll to Ephmiin Page Colby, Unmoved to lo^ 
October 1871. 

3209. ii. Lydja Ann Child, b. Mrh. UK 1843, ra. April 0. 1870, J( 
Belhirnore. 

:^210, iii. Mary Arvilla CniLu, b. Aug. 25. 1845, m. Feb. 2, 1 
Rev. Mr. Miird, in Iiidimi Town, Iowa, to Abel Ruggle-s. 

;i211 iv Nancy Mahia CutLn. h. Ju!y 28. 1847, m, Nov. 1, 1873, 
CoRiii. 

mi2. V, DuDLKY RiCHAao Child, b. Jan. 17, 1849, d. Aug. 5, 1858. 

3213, vi. Emily Abenath Child, b. Feb, 2. 1852, in, April 5. 1870, 
P Willson. 

3214. vii, Reuben Le Koy Cihld, b. Uet. 29, ia58, m. Dec. 25, 
hmfv CHppen, 

8215, viii. Infant— unchrtstened—b Sept. 29, 1855, d. same d*y. 

3210. ix. Infant— nnchristened—b, Oi-t. 10, la^?. d. same day. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 389 

Seventh Generation.] 

3209. ii. Lydia Ann Child, second dau. and child of Rich- 
ard and Adaline Smith Child, b. in Bath, N. H., Mch. 19, 1843, 
m. in Indian Town, Iowa, by Rev. Mr. Hurd, April 6, 1870, 
Joseph Bellamore. 
lEighth Generation.] Child : 

3217. i. Albert Hbnrt Bellahorb, b. Oct. 31. 1874. 
[Seventh Generation.] 

3211. iv. Nancy Maria Child, fourth dau. and child of 
Richard and Adaline Smith Child, b. in Bath, N. H., July 28, 
1847, m. in Nevada, Story Co., Iowa, by Rev. Mr. Thompson, 
Nov. 1, 1872, Albert Coffin. 
fKighth Generation.] Children: 

3218. i. Albert R. Coffin, b. Dec. 19, 1874. 

3219. ii. Mary Adaline Coffin, b. Nov. 1, 1876. 
[Seventh Generation.] 

3213. vi. Emily Asenath Child, fifth dau. and sixth child 
of Eichard and Adaline Smith Child, b. in Bath, N. H., Feb. 
2, 1852, m. in Nevada, Iowa, by Rev. Mr. Williams, April 5, 
1870, John P. Willson. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

8220. i. ADALINE Almira Willson, b. Oct. 9, 1872. 

8221. ii. Mary Ella Willson, b. Sept. 1, 1874. 

8222. iii. Elizabeth Livingston Willson, b. Sept. 25, 1876. 

3223. iv. Richard Augustus Willson, b. Aug. 21, 1877. 
[Seventh Generation.] 

3214. vii. Reuben Le Roy Child, second son and seventh 
child of Richard and Adaline Smith Child, b. in Bath, N. H., 
Oct 29, 1858, m. in Nevada, Iowa, by Rev. Mr. Reed, Dec. 25, 
1876, Lucy Crippin. 

[Eighth Generation.] Child: 

3224. i. Edgar R. Child, b. Jan. 6, 1878. 
[Sixth Generation.] 

3148. ix. Mary Child, fifth dau. and ninth child of Dea. 
Dudley and Mary Weeks Child, b. in Bath, Grafton Co., N. H., 
Mch. 13,1816, m. Jan. 25, 1838, Smith Moulton. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3225 i. Gillespie Moulton, b.Oct. 11, 1838, d. Sept. 20, 1839 

3226. ii. Charity S. Moulton, b. April 30, 1840, m. Feb. 12, 1861, R. 
Manson Ash. 

3227. iii. Julia E. Moulton, b. June 3, 1842, m. Dec. 4, 1872, James L. 
Catting. 

3228. iv. Mary L. Moulton, b. March 11, 1844, m. March 29, 1876, 
Henry C, Nelson. 

3229. V. Dudley C. Moulton, b. Dec. 10. 1847, m. May 26, 1870, Mary 
J. George. 



390 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBl'Hr, MASS. 



[Seventh Genemtion.] 

322t>. ii. Charity S. MoirLTOX, eldest dau. and se 
child of Mary CbilJ and Smith Moullon, b. April 30, 1840J 
Feb. 12, 1861, R. Manson Ash. 
[Eighth GenemtioB,] Children: 

3230, i, FR.OfK H. Ash, b. Dec. 21, 186L 

3231, ii. CuNTON M, Ash, K Feb. 17, 1863. d. Feb, 23, 1872. 

[Seventh Generatian. 

3229, V. Dudley Child Moi'Lton, youDgest son and child ( 
of Mary Child and Smith Moultoii. k Dee. 10, 1847^ m. May 
2H, 1870, Mary J. George. 
[Eighth Gentn-atioiu] Child: 

3232. i. Lizzie A. Moct.ton, In July 12, 1871. 

[Sixtli (Tt*ner«tion.| 

3149. X, Dudley Child, Jr., lifth son and tenth chil 
Dea Dudley and Mary Weeks Child, b. in Bath^ Grafton Ca, 
K. H. McK 27, 1S19, m. Dee. 22, 1842. Hannah Hibbard^dau, 
of Hon. John and Abigail Child Hibbard. 

Upon his father's decease, he was installed a« possessor of 
the old homestead. From an elevation o( land a few rods from 
his door, with a gVdSS^ one can discern the Summit House on 
Mount Washington, the highest point of ascent in the White 
Mountains: while the long panorama of mountains stretch out 
and up their bold, rugged peitks in full view. Mr. Dudley 
Child is the only one of his father's numerous family remain* 
ing in Bath. The fertile prairies of the West having allured 
most of them to imigrate. Mr. Child may be regarded one of 
the subst4Uitial citizens of the town; a man of stead)* liabi 
excellent farmer, and a cordial supporter t^f the institutio; 
leaniifig and religion. He and his eoasins, Hons. Dwigt 
and Bradley G. Child, share almost alternately the trust 
ship of their school district. 
[ 8e ve n th Gen e rut ion .1 Chi Id ren : 

3233. i Ellen- M. CtiiLD, b. Sept. 28, ISIu^ d. Dec. 24, 186S. in Bath. ] 
3234 li. Faasma 1L Chili*, b. June 27, 1849. d. Feb, 24, 1859, in ttith,' 

N. IL 

3235. iii. EuwiN \\\ Chujj, b. May 4, 1852, in Bnth. N. H. 

32;M. iv. LizzjE J. Chilij. b. Nov. 22, 1855. in. April tj, 1880, Sanbor 
Heldcn, of Brixjklyn, N. Y. 

3237. V. Franklin L. Child, b, Det-. 31, 1858. in Bath, N. H. 

3238. vi Jony HiBBARn CirrLD. b. May 1, 1852, d, 1863, in B»th, N. I 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 391 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3150. xi. Jonathan Child, sixth son and eleventh child of 
Dea. Dudley and Mary Weeks Child, b. in Bath, N. H., Feb. 
10, 1821, m. in the same place by Rev. David Sutherland, Mch. 
4, 1846, Martha Hutchins Walker, dau. of Hannah Child and 
Leonard Walker, of Bath. Mr. Jonathan Child, youngest but 
one of twelve children, came upon the stage of life after the 
severities of pioneer days in Bath were passed ; he escaped 
therefore much which the elder brothers and sisters so cour- 
ageously overcame. For him life opened with more of sun- 
shine, the progress of society in matters civil and religious, 
rendered all its conditions easier. His natural endowments 
enabled him to command the respect of his fellow-citizens in 
his native town, while resident there, and qualified him to win 
equal honors and esteem when established in the western home, 
to which he removed in the spring of 1868. In the flourishing 
town of Grinnell, Iowh, Mr. Child has made for himself an 
honorable position. In all the ways through which he has 
been called to walk, he has found a true help-meet in his wife, 
whose honorable parentage guaranteed all which time has 
wrought out. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3239. i. Chloe Walker Child, b. Dec. 24, 1846, in Bath, N. H., a deaf 
mnte, educated at Hartford, Conn. 

3240. ii. Sylvia Hannah Child, b. Oct. 16, 1850, d. Oct. 18, 1850. 

3241. iii. Aldace Walker Child, b. Jan. 11, 1852, m. Sept. 7, 1875, 
Alice B. Weeks. 

3242. iv. Arthur Leon Child, b. Nov. 8, 1854. An artist. 

3243. V. Hattie Martha Child, b. Dec. 12, 1858, m. July 28, 1878, 
Walter Ford Hammond. 

3244. vi. Willie James Child, b. July 17, 1861, d. July 19, 1861. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

8241. iii. Aldace Walker Child, eldest son and third 
child of Jonathan and Martha H. Walker Child, b. in Bath, 
N. a, Jan. 11, 1852, m. Sept 7, 1875, Alice B. Weeks; reside 
in Grinnell, Iowa. 
[Eighth Generation.] Child: 

3345. i. Clinton Centennial Child, b. July 4, 1876. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

2696. ix. Matilda Child, sixth dau. and ninth child of 
Richard and Abigail Green Child, b. Aug. 8, 1778, m. May 15, 
1798, David Weeks, who was b. July 14, 1774. Mr. David 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROl 



r» MASS. 



Weeks a. June 11, 1842, Mrs. Matilda Child Weeks d Oct 

3, 1847* The great grandchildren of this couple now number 

forty-severL 

[Sixth Generation.] Chiltiren: 

334(1 i, Laitra Wkeks. b. Miiy W, 17&0, uumarriixl. 

;i247. ii. John Child Weeks, b. Dee, 10, It'OO, m. Ist^^Dec. 3, 
Miirin Powers; m, 2(1, Mt-Iu 27, 1842, Ascennth Smith. 

^248, iii. Mary CniLn Weeks, b. Dec. 25, 1802, m. Sept. 37, \m, 
Mtirtiii C. Powers. 

3249. iv. DuDLEV Child Weeks, b. Dec. 24. 1804. ni. April 20, 1858, 
Lucy ToplilT. 

3250. V. Alfred Webkh. b. Dec. 12, 1800, uu Jan. 2, 1835, Cmidftce 
J'nrter, 

3251. vi. JoNAraAN Weeks, b. Dee. 2, 1808. m. Dec. 10, 1840. Bet^y 
Chamberlain. 

3252. vii, Mojieb Meuiuso.x Weeks, b. Fob. 4, 1811, m. Dee, 2Q, 1841), 
Sally Mi not. 

3253. viii. Willakd Child Weekh, b. April 21.1813, m. April 20. 
Lest i lie Merrill. 

3354, ix, EzKA Hutcdins Wkeks, b. July 21, 1810» d. Sept. 1, lS4fl, 
3255, X. Emily Weeks, \k July 16. isfs, m. April 14, 1842, Williiui 

Minot. 
3250, xi. Eliza Weeks, b. April 10, 1821, la. Deo. 2&. 1840, (h 

Chftniberlain. 

I Sixth Generation.] 

3247. ii. John Child Weeks, eldest son and second child 
^.>f Matilda Child uiid David Weeks, b. in New Haropshire, 
Dec. 10, 1800, twi<'e married— 1st, Dec. 3, 1826, Maria Powei^; 
in. M, Mcli. 27, 1842, Ascenath Smith, Mr. John C. We 
a. June 23, 1874. 
[Seventh Genemtinn.l ('hilcireii. 

3257, i. Mauy P. Weeks, b. Meh. 3, 1843. 

3258. ii, Charles Auon^Tr^ Weekj^, b. May 7, 1831, <L Feb, I, 1861] 
3250 iii. Luella Weeks, b. Feb. 8, 1834. cl, Feb. 1. 1867. 
32<iO, iv David Weeks, b. Jan. 5, 1836. 

3261. V, Lcv[A Lang Weeks, k March 13, 1840. 

3262. vi. Makia Weeks, l>, April 9. 1842. 

3263. vii, Fkanklin Weekn b. July I. 1843, 

3264. viii, Ellen Frances Weeks, b. July 11, 1847, iL Dee, 30, 18 
3205, ix. Isaac Smith Weeks, b. April 15, 1856. 
3366. X. Moses \V. Week^ b. Dec 28, 1858. 
3267. xi. Hauky Eugene Weeks, b, Nov. 5, 1863. 

[Sixth G en e ration ] 

3248. iii. Mary Child Weeks, second Jau, and third cl 
of Matilda Child and David Weeks, b. Dec. 25, 1802, doubt 
considered the most perfect Christmas gift ever bestowed upon 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 398 

er parents. Mary Child Weeks m. Martin C. Powers, Sept 

7, 1826. 

Seventh Generation,] Children: 

3268. i. Charles Powers, b. Aug. 20, 1828. 

3269. ii. Laura W. Powers, b. Aug. 30, 1831. 
8270. iii. John Marcus Powers, b. Oct. 18, 1834. 

3271. iv. Walter Powers, b. July 19. 1836. 

3272. V. Maktha Ellen Powers, b. Nov. 15, 1837. 

3273. vi. Maria W. Powers, b. Dec. 29, 1859, d. June 15, 1870. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3249. iv. Dudley Child Weeks, second son and fourth 
child of Matilda Child and David Weeks, b. Dec. 24, 1804, m. 
April 20, 1853, Lucy TopliflF. 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3274. i. Horace Weeks, b. Nov. 17, 1832. 

3275. ii. Adaline Weeks, b. Oct. 15, 1834. 

3276. iii. Annette Weeks, b. Sept. 29, 1836. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3250. V. Alfred Weeks, third son and fifth child of Ma- 
tilda Child and David Weeks, b. Dec. 12, 1806, m. Jan. 2, 
1838, Candace Porter. 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3277. i. Lucia P. Weeks, b. Jan. 23, 1841. 

3278. ii. WiLLARD H. Weeks, b. Jan. 26, 1844. 

Sixth Generation.] 

3251. vi. Jonathan Weeks, fourth son and sixth child of 
Matilda Child and David Weeks, b. Dec. 2, 1808, m. Dec. 10, 
1840, Betsey Chamberlain. Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Weeks 
died within a few days of each other, in June, 1 878 ; Mr. Weeks 
the 18th, Mrs. Weeks the 14th, of the month. 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3279. i. Elizabeth C. Weeks, b. Sept. 1, 1842. 

3280. ii. Jane C. Weeks, b. Oct. 10, 1844. 

3281. iii. Alice B. Weeks, b. July 7, 1848. 

3282. iv. Emily M. Weeks, b. Feb. 10, 1853. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3252. vii. Moses Merrison Weeks, fifth son and seventh 
child of Matilda Child and David Weeks, b. Feb. 4, 1811, m. 
Dec. 29, 1840, Sally Minot. 

[Seventh Generation.] Children: ' 

3283. i. MiNOT Weeks, b. Dec. 31, 1841. 

3284. ii. Harriet P. Weeks, b. Oct. 6, 1844. 

3285. iii. Wilmot Weeks, b. June 37, 1848. 

3286. iv. Elbridge Weeks, b. Feb. 4, 1851. 
D-i 



31*4 



US CHILD OF ROXBLTHV, 



[Sixth General ion J 

3263. viii. Willard Child Weeks, sixth son and eighth 
child of Matilda Child and David Weeks, k April 21, 1S13, 
m. Ajiril 20. 1853, Lestine Merrill. 
[Seventh Genemlion ] Childrt»n: 

3287. i. Ezra Euoene Wehks, b, ,)nly 31, 1854. 

3288. ii. Lowell Mason Weeks, \k Aug. 7, 1857. 

3289. iii. Nellie Wekks» b. Aug. 10, iarj9. 
3200. iv. Effie Weeks» b. Oct, 30. imu 
3291. V. Claea Ktta Weeks, b. June 28, 18f^. 

[Sixth GenerHlion.J 

3255. X. Emily Wekks, thij'd dau. and tuntli child of 

Matilda Child and David Weeks, b. July Ifi, 1818, m. April 

14, 1842, William Mi not. 

[Seventh Genemtion.J Children; 

a3U2. i. Eliza Mksot, b. May 15. 1843. 

3293. li. Mariax is. Mjnoi\ b, Muy 3, 1850. 

3294. ill. Mahtha W. Minot, b. No^r. 3, 18*13. 

3295. iv. Jonas Minot, h. May 22, 1857. 
[Sixth Genemtioii.J 

325t>. xi. Eliza Weeks, fourth dau. and eleventh child' 
Matilda Child and David Weeks, b. April 10. 1821, in. 
29, 1840, George Chamberhiiii. 
[Seventh Generation. | Children : 
8296. i. WiLLAaD W. Chamberlain% b. May 80. 1842. 

3297. ii. Et>w[n Chamberlain, b. Jan, 27, 1844. 

3298. iiL SAiii KL X. Cbamberlain, b. April 4, 1855, 

8299. iv, Jennettk Chamberlain, k July 2, 1858. 

8300. V. Emilie M, Chamberlain, b. Aug. 2*, I860. 

[Fourth Generulion,] 

2485. viii. Eleazer Child, fourth son and eighth child of 
Capt. Penuel and Dorothy Dwight Child, b. in Thorap.stm, Ct,, 
Oet. 2, 1737, TIL though to whom not yet ascertained, 
[Fifth Genemtion,] Children: 

8301. i. Sabra CfliLiL bttpL May 18, 1763, lu. Dee, 21, 17»*, Ebene 
Carroll, of Killingly, Ct, 

3302. ii. Thankfi L Child. bapL May 18, 1763. 

3303. iii. DoftOTHY Child, bnpL Nov. 24. 1705. 

3304. iv, ELTZABETn Child, bapt. Nov. 24, ntiii, 

[Third GcnenAtlon.l 

25, xi. Dea. Thomas Child, eleventh child and eighth 
of Benjamin and Grace M^jrns Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass? 
Nov. 10, 1703, m. by John Chandler, Esq., Nov. 24, 1729, 
Anna Morris^ dau, of Dea, Edwanl Morris. He was one of 
seven bj^otliers wh(> emigrated from Roxbury to Woodstock : 



AND HIS DESCENDAKTS. 395 

and was one of the early deacons in the Congregational church 
of Woodstock, Ct He d. July 19, 1762, aged 59. She d. Aug. 
11, 1806, in her 95th year. 
[Fourth Generation.] Children: All bom in Woodstock. 

3305. i. MiLTHEA Child, b. Aug. 12, 1730, bapt. Aug. 20, d. Aug. 26, 1730. 

3306. ii. Maboabkt Child, b. July 28, 1731, bapt. Aug. 29, 1731, d. July 
26. 1742. 

3307. iii. Sybil Child, b. Mch. 3, 1733, m. Mch. 15, 1756, Edward Ains- 
worth. 

3308. iv. Anna Child, b. Aug. 17, 1734, bapt. Aug. 18, 1734. 

3309. V. Alithea Child, b. Aug. 4. 1736, m. Nov. 19, 1761, Thos. Peake. 

3310. vi. William Child, b. May 15, 1738. bapt. July 4, 1738, d. Feb. 6, 
1752. 

3311. vii. Dobothy Child, b. April 3, 1740, m. 1st, Oct. 23. 1763, Solomon 
Atherton; m. 2d, Feb. 26. 1766. Joshua Child. 

3312. viii. Lois Child, b. June 18, 1742, m. Nov. 17. 1768, Joseph May. 

3313. ix. THOMAsCHiLD,Jr.,b. July 15, 1744. m. Jan. 26, 1775, Lucy Gage. 

3314. X. Lemuel Child, b. Jiily 12, 1747, m. Nov. 16, 1768, Dorcas Perry, 

3315. xi. HuLDAH Child, b. Nov. 19, 1749, m. April 28, 1769. Stephen 
Skinner. 

3316. xii. WiLLUM Child, 2d, b. Dec. 4, 1752, m. Dec. 29, 1784, Susannah 
Corbin. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

8313. ix. Thomas Child, Jr., ninth child and second son 

of Dea. Thomas and Anna Morris Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 

July 15, 1744, m. Jan. 26, 1775, Lucy Gage. She d. Feb. 3, 

1795. 

[Fifth Generation.] Children:* 

3317. i. Walter Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 15, 1776. 

3318. ii. Anna Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 1, 1778. 

3319. iii. Asa Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 17, 1780. ^ 
[Fourth Generation.] 

3314. X. Lemuel Child, tenth child and third son of Dea. 
Thomas and Anna Morris Child, b July 12, 1747, m. Nov. 16. 
1768, Dorcas Perry. She was b. Dec. 22, 1741, d. Mch. 26, 
1825. He d. May 6, 1808. 
[Fifth Generation.] Children : 

8320. i. HuLDAH Child, b. in Woodstock, ft., Aug. 19, 1769, d. Feb. 27, 
1855, unmarried. 

3321. ii. Thomas Perry Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Dec. 20, 1770, d. 
Nov. 27, 1773. 

8322. iii. Stephen Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Feb. 24, 1772, d. Oct. 
19, 1783. 

3328. iv. RowENA Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Dec. 3. 1775, ra. Nov. 26, 
1795. Alba Abbott. 

8324. V. Nancy Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., May 20, 1778, m. Jan. 7. 
1799, Willard Abbott. 

8825. vi. Perry Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 6, 1780. 

8826. vii. Dolphus Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Mch. 25, 1785, m. Dec. 
1, 1808, Chloe Jackson. 



S9ft BEXJAinN CHILD OF ROXBlBTy UJkSB. 

[Fifth Genemtion.) 

3326. vii, DoLPHfg Child,* seventh child and fourth son of 
Lemuel and Dorcas Perry Child b. in Woodstock, Ct, Mch» 
25, 1785, nu Dec 1. ISOs/Chloe Jackson. He d Mch. 1867. 
She (I Feb. 18, 18*59, near Clymer, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 
[dixth Genemtion. J Children : 

aaar, L Justus Cbilds, b. in Woodstock, Cl, Sept. 31. l^. m. SepL 2U 
1834, Bets^j Budlong. 

3828. ii. Hascy CaiLD, b, in Woodstock, Ct., Aag. 27« 1813. m. A. Hj 
Pftlraer. 

3320. iii. LEsruEL Mohrib Cbild, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Feb. 7. 1616« m,\ 
Amy Colgrove. 

3330. iv. TROXJkJT Pehry Chii^ds, b, in Woodstock, Ct., June 8, 1817, m* 
Altezera E. Eaton. 

3331. V. RowENA Cbu^, b. in WoodsU>ck, Ct., Au^. 1(S, 1622. 
William Burnett. 

3332. vi, Mary Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct.,Jalj 16.1824, m. Samuel Cooley^^ 
[Sixth Generation.] 

3327. i. Justus Childs. eldest child of Dolphus and Chk 
Jackson Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 21, 1809, m. Sept 
21, 1834, Betsey Budlong, dau. of Joseph Budlong, Esq.^ 
Bridgewater, N. Y., a wealthy and influential farmer in tha 
town. MrsL Justus Childs was b. in Paris, Oneida Co., N. Y^ 
Jan. 31, 1815. Mr. Childs d. May 24, 1868. 

Mr. Justus Childs commenced active life as a farmer in tb 
town of Paris, Oneida Co., N, Y,, which occupation he sue 
fully followed for a number of years, when from his accumulaJ 
tions he established himself in the manufacture of agricultural 
implements, in the city of Utica, N. Y, The business gi-ew on 
his hands to large proportions, taxing his energies to an exleni 
which seriously impared his health. In the prime of manhc 
and amid busincs.s activities, he fell into a decline which tern 
inated his useful life, Mr. Childs was a man highly e^teej 
for his integrity, tjjenerosity and business talent. 
[Sovenlli Geoeration,] Children: 

'd'Si'l, I SAftAn LouiBA Childs, b. iti Bridgewater, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1835 
Ml. Alexander B Roberts of rtici*, d. Oct. 20. 1870 

3334, ii Joseph Moriuis Childs, b. in Bridguwati^r. N V.. April 17, 
1840. m, Sept, U 18«4, Coia Bntwn. 

H;^3r> iii, Wallace Bidloxu Childs, b. in Bridge water, N. Y., July I 
1842 Griiduated lU Hamilton Collej^e, CliiUoti. Oneida Co., N, Y., in thj 
Cltiss of ia04; studit^d bw uiid entered upon his profession, M. S4>i)L 



1869, Kate C. Van Burcn of Dtitikirk, X 
3JJ!i6. iv, Orlando Justus Childs. b. 

1844, m. Dec 10. 1874, Klhi A. Jonet«. 
3JJ37. V. Kate ELiy>Aiii;TH Childs, b 



d. in CUc» N. Y, in 1870. 
Bridiftjwater, N". Y., July ! 



1848, UL April 13, 1873. Churlois ii. BamN 



Bridi^ewater, N, Y„ July 10, 

3338. vi, Chakles Hknry Childs, b. in Bridgewater, N. Y., Dec. 26» 1 
* Two i!on* <if r>olphii^ Child have udded the *' s** to their name. 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBUBY, MASS. 397 

[Seventh Generation.] 

3334. ii. Joseph Morris Childs, second child and eldest 
son of Justus and Betsey Budlong Childs, b. in Bridgewater, 
N. Y., April 17, 1840, m. Sept. 1, 1864, Cora Brown, dau. of 
Charles Brown of Unadilla Forks, Otsego Co., N. Y. The 
eldest sons of Mr. Justus Childs, J. Morris and Orlando J., 
were the immediate successors of their father. The business 
of this house has been successfully carried on for a number of 
years in the hands of these brothers, who are men of integrity 
and thorough business habits. A recent change in the firm, 
by the withdrawal of Mr. O. J. Childs, leaves the business in 
the management of J. Mprris Childs and his younger brother 
Charles H. Childs, as junior partner. The firm is known as 
extensive wholesale dealers in agricultural implements, con- 
ducting a lucrative business on Fayette street, Utica, N. Y. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

3339. i. Walter B. Childs, b. in Utica, Sept. 18, 1867. 

3340. ii. Fannie M. Childs, b. in Utica, June 28, 1672. 
[Seventh Generation.] 

3336. iv. Orlando J. Childs, fourtli child and third son of 
Justus and Betsey Budlong Childs, b. in Bridgewater, N. Y., 
July 25, 1844, m. Dec. 10, 1874, Ella A. Jones, dau. of Jona- 
than Jones of Utica, N. Y. Mr. O. J. Childs withdrew from 
the old firm as before stated, to enter into new business rela- 
tions, and formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, Frank 
Jones, under the firm name of Childs & Jones, in Utica, N. Y 
They are extensive dealers in dairy apparatus and general hard- 
ware, extending their trade to the southern states. 

[Eighth Generation.] Child: 

3341. i. Wallace J. Childs. b. in Utica, Oct. 5, 1875. 
[Seventh Generation.] 

3337. V. Kate Elizabeth Childs, fifth child and second 
dau. of Justus and Betsey Budlong Childs, b. in Bridgewater, 
N. Y, July 10, 1848, m. April 13, 1872, Charles G. Bamber ; 
residence Lockport, N. Y 

I Eighth Generation.] Children : 

3342. i. Gerteude Bamber, b. April 17, 1875. 

3343. ii William Bamber, b. Sept. 29, 1876. 
3343a iii. Bessie Bamber, b. 1879. 

ISixth Generation.] 

3328. ii. Nancy Child, second child and eldest dau. of 
Dolphns and Chloe Jackson Child, b. Aug. 27, 1813, m. Sept. 
28, 1834, A. H. Palmer; reside in Sandwich, 111. 



S88 BENJA30N CHILD OF ROXBURY, MAS& 

[Seveoth Oeiieraticm,] Children ; 
334i. i, OscAE B. Palmer, b, Aug. 20, 1835. 
3345. ii. Morris M. Palmer, b. Jan. 24. 1837. 
3340. ill. Camillls J. Palmer, b. Aug. 24. 1838, d. Feb, 24, 1839. 

3347. iv. Clixton R. Palmer, b. Dec. 13, 1839. 

3348. V. Camillls H. Pai^mer, 2u. b. Aug. 16, 184U d. Jan. 13, 18«8. 

3349. vL James B. Pakmhr, b. Dw. 9, 1842, d. May 1. 1847. 

3350. vii. Frances Palmer, b. Oct. 18, 1844. d. Sept. 19,11845. 

3351. viii. France;^ Palmer, 3d. b. June 9, 1846. 

3352. ix. Clara Palmeu, b. N<.v. 5, 1848. 

3353. X, Mary E. Palmer, b. May 20, 1851. 

3354. xu LsADORA Palmer, b. Dec. 21. 1854. 
[Sixth Generation.] 

3329. iii. Lestitel Morris Child, third child and 
son of Dolpliiis and Chloe Jackson Child, b. in Woodstock^ 
Ct., Feb. 7, 1816, m. Amy Colgrove, then of Clymer, N. Y^ 
He I'emoved to Baxter Springs, Cherokee Co., Kansas, and i 
thej-e Aug. 9, 1878. 

[8e V e n t h G e ne ra t i o n . ] Ch i Id ren : 

3355. i. JirsTus Child; lives At Parker^s LanHing, Pa. 
3356 ii. Frank Chit.u; lives at Baxter Spring:^ Kansas. 

[Sixth Generation J 

3830. iv. R<?v. TnoM.AS Perry Ghilds, fourth child a53 

third son of Dolphus and Chloe Jack.^n Child, b. in Wc 

st4Xjk, Ct„ Jan. 8, 1817, lA. Sept 21, 1840, at Troy, Ohic 

Altezera E, Eak>ii, dau. of He v. Zelva Eaton. Mr. Childs is i 

clerg\'man of the Baptist denomination. He is exiensivelj 

and favorably known its the discoverer of a catarrh remedj 

called '* Childs' Catarrh Spet^ific/* Much success seems 

have attended his efforts in this dii^ection, as would be indij 

cated by the numerous flattering testimonials which have 

published fram those who have been benefitted by its use; 

sides in Troy, Ohio. 

[Seventh Generation. J Children: 
33.'i7. r. Almira Childs, b. Jul? 22..1«41, nj. Nov. 23, 1865, Dr. J. H.Gr^en 

3358. ii. Abbott Eaton Childs, b Aug. 29, lS4o, m, Olive A, Shillinj 

3359. iii. Edwin Douglass Childs, Ii. May 15. 1850. d An^^ 30. 1850. 
3860- iv. Mary Estbkr Childs, b. Aug. 18. 1853, m. Dee. 25, 187 

Albert D. Knitk. 
3301. V. Altezera Childs, b. Jnne 28, 1S56, d. Aug, 21, 1856 

3362. vi. Clara Chm.dk, \ ^ fK Julv 22, 1858, d. July 28, 1858. 

3363. vii cUlla Child?. ) m n>. July 22, 1858, d. Oct. 23, 1858. 

3364. viii. Frank Perry CmLDji. b. Aug. «P, 1660* 
[Seventh Generation.] 

3357. i. Almika Childs, eldest child of Eev. Thos. Perry 
and Altezera E. Eaton Childs, K Jan. 22^ 1841, m. Nov. 23/ 
181^5, Dr. J. H, Green. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 399 

ghth Generation.] Child: 
3465. i. Anna Mart Grbbn, b. Jan. 19, 1871. 

eventh Generation ] 

335S. ii. Abbott Eaton Childs, second child and eldest 
on of Rev. Thos. Perry and Altezera E. Eaton Childs, b- 
Aug. 29, 1845, m. May 11, 1875, Olive A. Shilling; reside in 
Troy, Ohio. 
[Eighth Generation.] Child: 

3366. i. Thomas Maxwell Childs, b. Dec. 30, 1877. 
[Seventh Generation.] 

3360. iv. Mary Esther Childs, fourth child and second 
dau. of Rev. Thos. Perry and Altezera E. Eaton Childs, b. 
Aug. 18, 1852, m. Dec. 25, 1873, Albert Dye Knick ; resi- 
dence Troy, Ohio, 
f Eighth Generation ] Child: 

3367. i. Albbrt Dye Knick, Jr., b. Dec. 6, 1875. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3331. V. RowENA Child, fifth child and second dau. of 
Dolphus and Chloe Jackson Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Aug. 
16, 1822, m. Mch. 10, 1844, William Bennett, b. Feb. 18, 1821, 
d. Oct 15, 1853. 

[Seventh Generation.] Child: 

3368. i. M. Ledru Rollin Bennett, b. Aug. 19, 1846. m May 12, 1867, 
Dora Lamora Rogs; she was b. Aug. 20, 1846. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3332. vi. Mary Child, sixth child and third dau. of Dol- 
phus and Chloe Jackson Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, July 16, 
1824, m. Nov. 1, 1859, Samuel I. Cooley, son of Job M. and 
Eugenie Cooley. He was b. in Phansalia, Chenango Co., N. Y., 
March 6, 1831, 

(Seventh Generation.] Children: 
3869. i. Dolpbus Job Cooley, b. Sept. 6. 1861. 

3370. ii. Carroll Abbott Cooley, b. July 28. 1863. 

3371. iii. Clarbncb Dana Coolby, b. July 30, 1865. 

3372. iv. Chloe Euob^ib Cooley. b. Jan. 3, 1869. 

f Fourth Generation.] 

3316. xii. William Child, 2d, twelveth child and fourth 
son of Dea. Thomas and Anna Morris Child, b. in Woodstock, 
Ct, Dec. 4, 1752, m. Dec. 29, 1780, Susannah Corbin. 
[Fifth Generation.] Children : 

3878. i. Lillib Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 16, 1781. 

8374. ii. Abigail Lillib Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., March 23, 1786. 



CHAPTER VL 



JOSHUA CHILD. 

The reader wlio lias become fti miliar with the name o( 
Isaac Child of Boston, who gathered much of the early stat 
embodied in this work, will observe his descent from Benjamtf 
the emigrant, through the Joshua Child who beads this Chap-^ 
ter. 
[Secoud Genemtion.J 

5* iii. Joshua Child, third child aiul son of Benjamij 
Child, tlie emigrant, b. in Roxbury, Mass., 1658. We learn tl 
**Apostle Elliot" laid upon his head the consecrating waters i 
baptism, giving to him the name Joshua, on the 20th of J\ir 
1H5S ; at the same time, in like manner enfolding the elder soli 
Ephraim and Benjamin. The happy union of his brother Ben* 
jamin witli Grace Morris, brought Joshua into pleasant frien 
ship with the Morris family, and resulted in his alliance May 
1685, with Elizabeth Morris^ a sister of Giw;e, she was born Mar 
26^ 1(566. A memorandum upon a legal paper belonging 
Mr. Benjamin Child, signed by Mr, Joshua Child^ states ti 
he had received his full part of the estate of his late fatl 
some time before; bestowed upon him dtrubtless by Ins fatfc 
at the time of his marriage, with a view to Viis comfortal 
establishment in life. Mr. Joshua Cliild made his home a she 
distance west of the old homestead in the now pleasant \*\\\% 
of BiTtokliue, Mass. Here generation after generation of tb" 
family lived and died for nearly two hundred years, M^ 
Joshua Child was a man much respected, and held numeroil 
offices of importance and lionor in this town uj) to the time ( 
his decease. His health l^ecame much impared, and entii 
loss of sight shadowed his latter days, so that his death on Hi 
18th of January, 172^1, was unto !iim indeed an entrance in|| 
light The full imtriarehal number of children gratred tW 
bome, thougli not all of the twelve grew to maturity. Mu 
Elizabeth Morris Chih! died March 6, 1754, aged 88. 
[Third Geoenition. ] ChjUJrx?n : 

8375. i. Joshua Child. Jr., b. June 20, 1687, m. Sept. 6, 1715, Df^hnn 
Weld, 

3a76, ii. Isaac C«rLf>, U Dfc. 30, 1688, ra. 1st* 1718. Sarah Newell; 
«d, 1716. Elizabeth Welti. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 401 

3377. iii. Elizabeth Child, b. July 20, 1691, m. Dec. 18, 1711, John 
May of Roxbury, who removed to Woodstock, Ct. 
8378. iv. Mehitablk Child, b. Oct. 27, 1693. 

3379. V. Joseph Child, b. Jan. 7, 1696, m. Nov. 29. 1722, Abigail Bridges. 

3380. vi. Abigail Child, b. Mch. 15; 1698, m. Nov. 12, 1719, Jas. Draper. 

3381. vii. Ann Child, b. April 8, 1700, m. Joshua Murdock, of Newton, 
Mass. 

3382. viii. Dorothy Child, b. May 5, 1701, m. May 2, 1723, Ebenezer 
Draper. 

3383. ix. Prudence Child, b. July 22, 1703. 

3384. X. Samuel Child, b. Nov. 7, 1705, d. young. 

3385. xi. Samuel Child, 2d, b. Feb. 4, 1707. 

3386. xii Caleb Child, b. Sept. 16, 1709. m. Oct. 19, 1728, Rebecca Dana. 

[Third Generation.] 

3375. i. Joshua Child, Jr., eldest child of Joshua and Eliza- 
beth Morris Child, b. June 20, 1687, m. Sept 6, 1715, Deborah 
Weld. 

[Fourth Generation.] Children : 

3387. i. Abijah Child, b. Feb. 24, 1717, d. Dec. 3, 1719. 
3888. ii. Mary Child, b. Dec. 24, 1718. d. Dec. 21, 1719. 

3389. iii. Abuah Child, 2d, b. Nov. 21, 1720, d. young. 

3390. iv. Joshua Child, Jr., b. April 21, 1722, d. young. 

3391. V. Joshua Child, 2d, b. April 22, 1726. 

[Third Generation.] 

3376. ii. Isaac Child, second child of Joshua and Elizabeth 
Morris Child, b. Dec. 20, 1688, m. 1st, 1713, Sarah Newell : m. 
2d, 1716. Elizabeth Weld. 

[Fourth Generation.] Children. By Sarah Newell : 

3392. i. Sarah Child, b. April 11, 1715, m. Ezra Davis, of Roxburj', 



By Elizabeth Weld: 

3393. ii. Isaac Child, Jr., b. April 30, 1717, in Brookline, Mass., d. yg. 

3394. iii. Elizabeth Child, b. June 12, 1718, in Brookline. Mass., m. 
June 15, 1738, John Payson. 

3395. iv. Esther Child, b. in Brookline, Mass., Feb. 17, 1720, d. young. 

3396. V. Isaac Child, 2d, b. in Brookline, Mass , May 1, 1722, m. Dec. 
12, 1745, Elizabeth Weld. 

3397. vi. Esther Child. 2d, b. in Brookline. Mass , Nov. 14, 1724, m. 
Josiah Murdock, of Newton. He d. May 23, 1794. 

vii. Abigail Child, b. in Brookline, Mass., April 15, 1727. 
9. viii. Anna Child, b. in Brookline, Mass., April 24, 1730. 



[Fourth Generation.] 

3396. V. Isaac Child, Jr., fifth child of Isaac and Elizabeth 
Weld Child, b. May 1, 1722, m. Dec. 12, 1745, Elizabeth Weld. 
He A May 23, 1794. 
[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

3400. i. David Child, b. in Brookline, Mass., Nov. 2, 1740, d. Oct. 16. 
:766. 



WAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, UASS. 

3401. ii Abu An Child, U. in Brookiine, Mii&^ Dec 7, 1748, m 
Uavis, of Eoxburr. She wa« b. Oct. 9. 1748» d. July 34» 18S(>. 

d403. ill. Makt CatLD, b. in Brookiine, Mas&, Mjiy 2, 1750. m. Dmiid 
White, of Brooktine. 

fi^O^, iv. Abigail Child, b in Brookiine, Mass* Feb. 5* 1753, m Jahft^ 
Colbnm, of Sturbridge, Masvs. 

3404. T. Daxiel caiLO, b in Brookiine, Mass.. Feb. 19. 1754^ m Qoi.| 
29, 1781, Reb€<*ca Riehjirds. 

3405. VI. £Liz%KeTH Child, b. in Brookiine, Mass., Feb 9» 175«, d jg. 

3406. vii. Elizabeth Child. 2d, b. in Brookiine. Mi^s^ Jnljr 2^1 1758^ 
d young. 

34(r7. riti. Sa&aii Child^ b. in Stnrbridge, Man « May 1, 1760. d. jcMing 
3408. ix. Amf Child, b in Sturbridge, Mas^^ Jan. 11, ITHl, d young. 
3409* 3L Isaac CittLD, b. in Sturbiidge. Maas.. Mht 2. 1703, tn E^hei 
Bifcrdwell. 

3410. xi, JoaSPfi Child, b. in Stnrbridge, Hass , Oct 16, 1763, 

3411. xii. David Weld Child, b. in Stnrbridj^e, Mass,, Feb, 10* U 
m. April, 1801, AbigHJI Dnrr. dan. of Ebenezer Dorr, merchaiit. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

8401. ii, Abu AH Child, second child of Isaac and Elizab 
Weld Child, b, in Brookiine, Ma», Dec, 7, 1748, m abt. 17T1 
Loig Davis, of Boxbury, who was b. Oct 25, 174 J*, d. May l( 
1S24. Mr Abijah Child first settled in Roxbury, Mass.. and 
thence removed to Sturbridge, Mass. 
[Sixth Genexation.) Children: 

a41S. i. Mary Child, b. July 5, 1778, ra Peres Walker, of Starbrid 
&la». 

3413. ii. William Child, b. in Sturbndg^t Mass., April 15, 1780. unni. 

3414. til. Sarah Child, b. in Sturbrid^e. Mass., Meh. 1, 1782, ni. Lyman 
Morse, of Sturbridge, Masi. 

3415. is AMAi^A Child, b. in Sturbridge. Mass., Mch. 31, 1784, m. D e^— r 
1, 1808. CvTHhitt Freeman, dau. of Comfort Freeman. She wash Oct.^H 
1784, d. July 9, 1630. He d. Dec. 27, 1828. 1^ 

3416. V, Najic T Child, b. in Sturbridge, Mass.. June 80. 1786. rn. Lyniana 
Johnson. 

[Sixth Oonenition J 

3412, i. Makv Child, elde:?t child nf Abijah and Dns 
Child, b. Jnly 5, 1778, m. Perez Walker, of Sturbridge, 
[Seventh Genoralton J Children : 

3417. L LoriSA Walksr, b. Feb 23, 1800. 

3418. ii. Mauv Walker, b. 0<?t. ^, 1804. 

3419. iii. CHEeTEH Walker, b. Oct, 28, 1802 
.-1430. IT. Clorikda Walker, b. Mch. 26, 1809 

[Sixth Generation,] 

3413, ii. William Child, second child of Abjjari and 
Davis Child. Was a leading and successful merchant in Bait 
more, Maryland. He was never married, but has left memorials 
in his successful and useful life, which his friends will be glad 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 403 

to preserve in these records. The knowledge of the history of 
Mr. Child as a representative man of the branch to which he 
l^elonged, obtained from one of the line, will justify some 
pleasant inferences : 

It is a prominent feature in the characteristics that distin- 
guish the family surname, that practical life partakes of the 
sober and robust cast, derived from the age in which the Puri- 
tans lived, and gave complexion to the moi*al and social phases 
of society. The successes of life, though not remarkably 
striking, with few exceptions have grown out of the vitalizing 
and enduring elements, which underlie the structure of sub- 
stantial and prosperous communities. We find this happily 
illustrated in the brief history of Mr. William Child, second 
^on of Mr. Abijah Child, of the 5th generation. His personal 
"V- irtues were the basis of his active and useful life. They won 
^or him the esteem and confidence of his fellow citizens, and 
^^>Qade him a benefactor to his race. His kinsmen may proudly 
^^herish the memory of so worthy a representative of their line, 
'^he estimate in which he was held as a citizen of Baltimore 
>nay be seen in an article copied from the Baltimore American, 
^n the occasion of his death February 11, 1862. It says : 

**No citizen was more remarkable for his punctuality and uniformly 
Tegular deportment than the deceased, and his amiable and benevolent dis- 
position was well known and endeared him to a large circle of intimate 
friends. The regularity of his habits may well be judged of when we state 
that for forty-eight years he never failed to appear at his counting room 
before breakfast, and during that long period he was never once known to 
be absent from his pew in church. For the city of his adoption Mr. Child 
entertained the liveliest feelings of affection and regard ; and when the in- 
vasion by the British took place, in 1814, he stood manfully in its defence in 
Port McHenry. Cherishing warmly the principles of christian philanthropy 
he shaped the whole action of his life by the golden rule of * doing unto 
others as he would be done by.' " 

[Fifth Generation.] 

8414. iii. Sarah Child, third child of Abijali and Lois 
Davis Child, b. Mch. 1, 1782, m. Lyman Moi*se of Sturbridge, 
Mass. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

3421. 1. William Child Morse, b. in Sturbridge, Mass., Feb. 23, 1805. 

3422. ii. JuLLA. Morse, b. in Sturbridge, Mass., March 29, 1809. 

3423. iii. Samuel Morse. 

3424. iv. Lyman Morse, Jr., d. 1858. 

3425. V. Sarah Morse, d. 1863. 



404 



BKXIAMTK CHILO OF ROXBtTBT, M.iSS. 



fSiitli Getiemttoii.] 

8415. iv. Capt AMAi^A Child, fourth child and second i 
of Abijah and Lois Davis Child, h, in Sturbridge, Mas8., Mch 
21, 1784, HL Dee. 1. 1808, Cynthia Freeman, dau. of Comfort 
Freeman of Sturbridge, Of the substantial men of the perio 
Mr. Child runked among the most popular of h\s fellow town 
men for intelligence, sturdy principles and general prooperitj 
As a tiller of the soil he was prosperous, and successful ill 
securing the means for a comfortable independence for hims 
and family. As a patriot he gave to his country willing 
unconstrained service at the time of the British invasion i 

1812. In this war he held a captain's commission and serv( 
to its close, when he was honorably discharged to serve 
couTrtr}^ in a civil capacity. His public ser\'iees, as a repr 
tative from the town of Sturbridge, for a term of ^-ears in s« 
cession in the Massachusetts Legislature, are proofs of 
confidence repose<i in him hj his fellow townsmen. He di€ 
in mature manho*id, beque^ithing to a large family of inter 
ing sons and daughters the virtues of a worthy father. 
ISeventh (jenerHtton.] Children : 

a42«. i. ALPHUN80 Chm.d, b. in Sturliridge. Mas*, Sept. 10, 1809j 
Aug. 28 1830. 

3427. ii, AMAKDi Cifn.Or^t» in Sturbridge, Mu-^s , Saw 15, 181 K ru. Mi 
4,1831, Fit?,hu*rh Mors<?. 

5J428. iii CvsTHrA Fiikkman Child, b. in Sturbridge, Mass.. Sept l(| 

1813, m, Oct. 6. 183*1, Howard Upbam. 
3420. iv Abuau Chtlo, b. in Starbndge, Mass., Dec. 8. 1815, m, Sep 

24. 1840, Hftiumb Tpham, 

3430. V Anna Child, b. in Sturbridge, M»ss . Mart-h 30, 181». 

8431. vi. Adoihox Child, b. in Stnrbrid^e, MAi*.*^,. Jan. 30, 1821. 
Abbie Cunmn/?ham Child 

3432, vii. Adalinb Sophia Chii.d, b. in Sturbridge, 3[ass., March 1^. 
1828, m. May 16, 1855, Henry Porter. 

8438. vili Clarinda Cnn.D. b. in Sturbridge, Mas».» Oct. 25, 1830, < 
Feb. 3, 1827. 

8434. ix. Amaia Davis Child, b in .3turbridg*» Mass.. July 9L 18 
d. July 14, 1829. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

342T, ii. Amanda Child, ekle^t dau. unci second child 
Aniasii and Cynthia Freeman Child, U in Sturbridge, Ma 
Nov, 15, 1811, m. May 4, ISHl, Fitzlnigli Morse: she d, Apr 
1 7, 18ti7. 
[Eighth Genemtion.] Children: 

343.1 I Henry Alfhon^o Morsb. b. March 2T, 1838, m. Sept. 29. 18 
Joey D. Cunningham. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 405 

^436. ii. Amaba Child Mokse. b. Oct. 24, 1838, ra. 1858, Mary Ann 
South wick. 

3437. iii. Fitz Albert Morse, b. May 25, 1839, m. May, 1875, Helen D. 
Colting. 

3438. iv. Ellen Eugenia Morse, b Oct. 20, 1844, m. Sept. 29, 1870, 
Kev. Richard Metcalf. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

3435. L Henry AlphonscI Morse, eldest child of Amanda 
Chad and Fitzhugh Morse, b. Mch. 27, 1832, m. Sept 29, 
1857, Joey D. Cunningham. 

I [Ninth Generation.] Children: 
3439. i. Ruth Morse, b. 1858. 

3440. ii. Abba Child Morsb, b. 1861. 

3441. iii. Gertrude Morse, b. 1864. 

fEighth Generation.] 

3436. ii. Amasa Child Morse, second chil^ and son of 
Amanda Child and Fitzhugh Morse, b. Oct 24, 1833, m. 1858, 
Afary Ann South wick. 

C^inth Generation.] Children: 

3442. i. William Child Morse, b. 1859. 

3443. ii. Anna Southwick Morse, b. 1860. 

3444. iii. Edna Southwick Morse, b. 1862. 

3445. iv. Henrt Alphonso Morse, b. 1870. 

V]Eighth Generation.] 

3437. iii. FiTZ Albert Morse, third child and son of 
Amanda Child and Fitzhugh Morse, b. May 25, 1839, ra. May, 
1875, Helen D. Colting. 

[Ninth Generation. J Children : 

3446. i. Robert Cunningham Morse, b. 1877. 

3447. ii. Albert Child Morse, b. 1878. 

[Seventh Generation ] 

3428. iii. Cynthia Freeman Child, third child and second 
(lau. of Amasa and Cynthia Freeman Child, b. Sept 15, 1813, 
m. Oct. 6, 1836, Howard Upham; she d. 1873. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

3448. i. Lucius Everett Upham, b. 1838, m. 1858, Emily Dorman. 

3449. ii. Addison Child Upham, b. 1842. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

3429. iv. Abijah Child, fourth child and second son of 
Amasa and Cyithia Freeman Child, b. in Sturbridge, Mass., 
Dec. 8, 1815, m. Sept 24, 1.^40, Hannah Upham ; he d. Dec. 
11, 1875. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

3450. i. Alphonso Freeman Child, b. 1841, d. Au^. 20. 1864, a prisoner 
of war at Andersonville. 



40ti 



BENJAMIN CHILI) OF ROXBURY, MASS. 



3451. ii. Flohknck C. Child* h 1845, m. WiMiara . 

3452. iii, William Child, b. 1846. 

3453. iv. Ada Lois Child, b, 1848. 
^454, V. Hannah Clara Child, b. 1850, ni, Clureru'C Sb urn way, I 

[Seventh Generation ] 

34'Ml w Anna Child, third Jau. and fifth child of An 
and CvHthiu Freeirian Child, b. in StiirbridgCj Masa.^ Mch. 
1S19. She was a teacher of pleasant meniury, in Virginia and 
California; she died in the latter State Aug. 6j 1865, greatlj 
respected and lamented, as well iar her philanthi'opv an for ber 
capacity ^is an instructor. The Boston C/trwlian H^gt^ter of 
September 3, 1S65, pay.s the following deserved tribute to ibe 
memorv of Miss Child : 

" Th<? subject of this notice. Miss Anna Chiitl, wb<>si> death we elirnnk 
to-diiy, wtks a nutiveof Stiirbridg<.\ Mass* She becanit* early in lifi* a teHch^r 
in the South, but living in the midst of slavery her views in regiird t*i it 
became grarluftlly so niut-'b at variance with thme with wliem ^Jic daClj 
asso-ciattid that she found t*ho must veil ber j*entiments. and sacrifice oithcr 
her personal feelings or her sphere of usefulnetis there. She cho#«? ih# 
Ifttttr ami rcLurned to the North, iilthoiigh in so doifig she pitrted with 
many warm and estimablr pers^inal friends there. After spending fcin^ 
years at home, she determined to seek a nt'W and enlorg^od ftpbert? tif doio^ 
gcMxl, and went to California, in lt^i9y in the same steamer iliai carried oal 
oar lamented SUir Kin^ and fumily. She opened n scliool for ^rls th«nt^ 
which she eontinaed to the time of ber last illness^, oftentiraejs nx'e?ing aii4 
instructing such as were unable to pay for it. She wa.M a eonsUnt and »tii- 
cere worshipper at the Unitarian churi-h. and was an efHoiciit and o)n9cif 
tious teacher in the Sunday-sehooL during Mr. King's ministry and «in 
and as Mr Stebbins writes, 'found her own happine*!* in making oth 
happy,' Iler funeral was in the Unitarian *-'hureh, Ang. 7, att*!tnde«l 
many in em liens of the Sauday-sehool and n goodly number of (hossf 
had 1 le e n att rae t ed by h e r u n se 1 fi sh giyodn ess, A t th e regu 1 a r teac h er> * mfi 
ing, held Aug. 14th, the following preamble and r^^solu lions were piiamhJ : 

*God in bis infinite wisdom has remaned one of our niimtier bydeatJ 
Anna Child was for many years conneeted with this Sunday-School^ 
her faithful and uiitinng serviee. her gentle disposition and unfallJI^ 
for the school^ bad won the esteem and affection of all who knew \wr. 
we miss her from her sphere of duty, and wonder why one «o useful shoiUii 
be so suddenly taken away; it i> at lea.^t some eousMlatiou to belio 
for her ' U> du* h gain/ still it. is becoming us to reoinxnise our lam^ 
tender otir synipivt by to ber In-reHved friends. Therefore, Jlrttnitt 
theSu]jerint'emU*nt be instructed bi convey to the friends and familyl 
Chihl our sense of her worth, and the loss we have sustained m herl 
and offer our sympathy with them in their bereavement* 

San Fkan€iscc», <'al , Au\; 14, 18t>5, Sahuel S. CrxTEit. 

Supt. Pilgrim tSniiday SchonlJ 

[Seventh Uent-ratlon.j 

3431 vi. Addison Child, thiixl son arrd sixth cbtidj 
Amasa and Cynthia Freeman Cliild, b. in Sturbridgc, ; 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 407 

Jan. 30, 1821, m. Abbie Cunningham Child, dau. of Joshua 
and Lucretia Dorr Child, who was b. 1817, d. May 20, 1874. 

Mr. Addison Child is a thorough Anglo-Saxon in personnel, 
six feet in height, symmetrical in figure, and of a fine pres- 
ence. A goodly inheritance of strong physical and mental 
qualities, have been developed and cultivated. The advantages 
of home and foreign travel have enlarged his powers, and in 
the refinement of cultured society he finds his true home. His 
literary attainments are finely shown in the able articles over 
his signature in the earlier part of this book. Of the mercantile 
house of Lewis Audenraid & Co., Boston, Mass., he has made 
his financial success a means of enjoying the delights of genuine 
rural life, in St Lawrence Co., New York, devoting time and 
means to the best development of a wooded, hilly township. 
Looking to the future, he has stocked the lakes and streams 
from the fish nurseries of Western New York. 

fSeventh Generation.] 

3432. vii. Adaline Sophia Child, fourth dau. and seventh 
child of Amasa and Cynthia Freeman Child, b. in Sturbridge, 
Mass., Mch. 19, 1823, m. May 16, 1855, Henry Porter. 
[Eighth Generation.] Child: 
3455. i. Theodore Child Porter, b. 1860. 

[Fifth Generation.] 

3404. V. Daniel Child, fifth child and third son of Isaac 
and Elizabeth Weld Child, b. in Brookline, Mass., Feb. 19, 
1754, HL Oct 29, 1781, Rebecca Richards, who was b. Dec. 18, 
1760, d. May 10, 1826. He d. Oct 27, 1844. 
[Sixth Generation] Children: 

8456. i. Betsey Child b. in Brookline, Mass., Jan. 24, 1772. m. May 5, 
1803, Oliver Fisher, of Boston. He was b. Feb. 28, 1778, d. April 6. 1830. 
She d. Oct. 17. 1858. 

3457. ii. Richards Child, b. in Brookline, Mass., Dec. 9, 1783, m. Oct. 4, 
1812. Elizabeth Richards. 

3458. iii. Joshua Child, b. in Brookline, Mass., Dec. 28, 1785, m. Aug. 
5, 1815, Lucretia Dorr. 

3459. iv. John Richards Child, b. in Brookline, Mass.. Aug. 28, 1788, 
m. in 1820, Hannah Richards. 

3460. V. Isaac Child, b. in Brookline, Mass, Mch. 15, 1791, d. April 4, 
1791. 

3461. vi. Isaac Child. 2d. b. in Newton, Mass., May 1. 1792, in. 1st, Eliza 
Billings; m. 2d, Maria M. Eastman; m. 3d, Abigail Baker. 

3462. vii. Hannah Child, b. in Newton, Mass., Aug. 3, 1794, d. Feb. 27, 
1809. 

3463. viii. Catharine Richards Child, b. in Newton, Mass., Feb. 27, 
1797, d. Oct. 19, 1873, unmarried. 



4V-- 



iAMiS CBILti or BOXBIRT. ILA^a 



UU. i%, JvuA CmtUK bL Ui tUabmwf, Mm^ Jiim 97. I79t, d. Sept. 1^ 
IfM. II 

MB. s. Ojitih Csiui^ h, m Bo(sbnrj. JIIm&* Jidj 15. tdOt. d. is CEmiii- 
luti, Olw», UMO, Kitnftfmd. 

MMw xi. Dajtiki. Tmjlsklix Cbum, h, m Ma^bmrr, Mmt , M»t 16^ 180. 
01. Nov, 14« 1839. lUrf Dsrk Guild. 

Mf7. itL HAniAM Cbu^. tD. If. Mcb, 17« 1801, d. bf dmwatft^ in a vdl. 

34o7. ii. RicujLBJis Child, aecond child aod eUkest sfm 
Dmiiiet aad Beberxa Rieh&rds ChUd« K in Bnookline, 
Decv 9, 178a m. Oct. i, 1812, Elizabeth Bkhards, dao. of FaQ 
Dudley and Ano^ May RichardsL She was b. Aug. IS, 17S1 
d. tti Boston, DecL 13^ I87& Mr. Child d. Not. 38, U 
Tlie follbwtng obituair from the Boston Aij2y Journal of 
Child will be read with interest : 

"0i;A'f9 Oir k Rsx^iLitABLE OtJ> Ladt,— Mrs.£U£ab«tii€%tld.oBttol1 
oldest reddentR of Boston^ died at her rpssdenee. No. 1 Hollb stf««t« 1 
liMNising, at the A^ of !>7 years. 3 mooths, 25 *lajs. Al>out nn^ jretr < 
ille oeiiifiid to g-o down ^tairs« hot she hits been able lo walk aUiut htfr cbam- 
beii until within three months. She did not take her bed until within a ^nrt 
time of her decease, and she possessed her facnlties until the last. 

Mni. Child wns the daug^hter of Paul Dudley Richards, who died In 1^ 
6t th<^ ag^ of 82 years, and was a descendant in a dinH.*t line of Tti 
Dudley, one of the drst Governors of the Province of Massachusctt^s Bay« I 
conncctinjur links in the geni'alogical chain being GoTemor Joseph Dudkjj 
WilKam Dudley, KUjtaWih Dudley Richards and Paul Dudley Richi 
She wa?* lK>ru Auj^iAt 18 1781. on Bctmet street^ near the eiirii»T of Wa 
tngton, her parentis having bat one other child, Joseph, who died in 18 
Marrying Mr. Uie hards Child, of thb city, she had two children, both 
whom she outlived- These children were EtizalK'th. wife of the late Dr, At] 
Ball (deeeai»ed in 1656), and Henr>^ R Child (deceased in li^T). Her hti 
hand died in 1840, At the pre^nt time her nearest liring relatives are J 
grnndnon, Mr. Dudley R. Child of this city, and sei'eral nephews and iiie 
For many years nhe ha* lived in the old houst* nt the corner of Hollis and 
Wushington streets, which was bnilt by her father in 1790, he having pu 
ehaned the land soon after the great fire of 1787. paying thenjfor ifa 
Hum of £100 She has always lived within 200 yanh of this spot. Ma 
Child was* a woumn of much inlelUgence, and reUiined her mental facultit 
t^» the liwt. not only poHse^^sing vivid reeollcetions of old-time events bt 
taking an interest in current events which led her to keep fully iiifor 
concerning them, 11 er eyesight was remarkable, and she iwt^r was oblig 
to ui?e glaaees, bnl up to a few weeks before her death she read for her 
the news of thB time as given in the columns of Thi* DitUy Journal, 
which ^h« hns been a constant sub5enbt?r "iince 186!, at which time she gal 
up the Vmtrit^r on ari^niint of its secession proclivities which did notaccofl 
with her oUl-fashioncd '' Whig " sentiments She w«s a devout chrit^tii 
and a mem her of the Hollis Street Church, in which she owned a pew inher 
od f rotu her tincestora. She held pleasant memories of her former paste 




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I 



AKD HIS DESCE^IDANTS. 409 

Bew Mr. Wight, Rev. Siitnuel West^ Row Homre Holly, and others. 
Among her memories ot general evenLs wns thut of having s^een Geiu Wash- 
ington on Orange ?>treet, now Washington street, when she was ahout Lweh^e 
years of age In her cliarities Mrs. Child was unostentatious and aetuated 
bj good juc!graent Her way of livnig wa^^ quiet and her dir^position peace- 
ful, and to thes^e facts, together with her possession of a sound eonstitution* 
may he attributed the great length of her life. In some respects she was 
peculiar, never having been inside an omnibus horse-car or steara-car. Still 
she hns visited the White Mountains, the State of Maine, and various parts 
of this State, always traveling, however, in a carriage or stage coach Given 
fo industry throughout her life, she wru able to At^w and knit to within a 
short time of iier deuth. Her last days hftve been eomioited by the lender 
ministrations of her faithfnl eompanion. Miss Lydia Ball, who has resided 
Willi her over twenty-seven yeans. She was in many respects a very retnark- 
j^hlc wora&n, and her decease removes one more of those who are living ties 
tDctween the last centnry and the present '* 
[Seventh Genemiion] Children: 

MeS> i, Elizabeth Child, b. in Boston, Mass , July 24, 1813, m. June 

•24, 1845. Dr, Abel Ball, of Northborough, Mas.¥., son of Dr. Stephen Ball, of 

^orthbortjugb. Mass. He was b. in 1810. We are without the date of his 

death. The folUtwing brief notice is from the New £Itigland fltHforuuil and 

fhnatUof/icfii Etgister : 

**Dr. Ball studied medicine with hli father in Northbonmgh Mass. He re- 
ceived the degree of M. D. from Bowdoin College in 1837, since which he 
has been in the practice of dentistry. Hl* marned Etizabelh R. OhihL The 
death of Dr. Ball was very sudden, lie was on a visit to Phihidelphia, and 
lifMl attended the Centenm'al Exhibition during the day, and on his rL-turn 
to the Gloljc Hotel he fell dead in the wash-rrnjm in the aet of [uitting his 
band to the water fiiucet. The cause of his death was disease of the h\?art. 

His relative and friend, Mr ln^aac Child, says of him: **HiH reputation 
for skill in his profession was very high. He was truly a man whom to 
know wraa to love. He had a heart as iendtT as a child, and his synipathies 
Were ever ready to flow out to ^rt^ry one who needed them. His amiable 
and alTectionate nature botind his friends to him in the strongest tit'Sf, and 
deep and universal will be the inonrning for his sudden ami nnexpeeted 
de|»arture." He was admitted a member of the New England Histori- 
f*ai Genealogical S<»ciety in Nov, 4, 18(35. 

3460. ii. Henby CniLD, h, in Boston, Mass,, July 17, 181 5, d. April 6, 

347(>. iii. IlKxav CuiLD, 2n. b. in Buslou. Masn,, July 25, IBIO, m. June 
24. 1844* ^arnh Slnirtlitf Freeman, dan. of Dr. Benjamin ShnrtlifT and 
widow of Benjamin Freeman, Mn Child was a merchant in Hill8lK>rop HI. 
Mrs Child was b. in IHia d. Aug. 8, 18T6. 
[Eighth Oeneralion.] Child: 

3171. i. DcnLEY Ki< uards CniLn, b. June 2. 1645, m. Oct, Vd, 1866, 
Missouri Stock well. 

fNinth Generation J Children of Dudley Richards and Missonri Child: 
8472. ). Dudley Kickards Child, Jr., b. Sept. 16. 1867. 

3473, ii* Edith Child, b, Sept. 37, 1870, 

3474. ill. JESSIE Child, b, March 5, 1879. 
[Sixth Generation.] 

3458, iii. Joshca Child, third cbikl and second son of 
Daniel and Rebecca Eichat^s Child, b. in Brookline, Mass.^ 




410 



BENJAMIX CHILD OF ROXBUBr» MASS. 



Dec, 28, 1785, in. Aug. 5, IS 16, Lucretia Dorr, dau. of Ebeue 
zer Dorr, of Boston ; she was b pjiiiie 11^, 173^1, cL Dee. 16, 1S63 
[Seveuth Generation,] Children; 

8475* i. Abbie Cunningham Child, b. in I^>ston, Mni!^.. Sept, 10, 1817, i 
Addi»an Child, son of Amasa and Cynthia FreeniAn Child, d. May 24** 1874 

a476. ii. Hknry I>orr Child, h. , d. May 24 1874, in Florenc 

Italy, unmarried. It is considered a remarkable coincidenee that Mifl 
Henry Dorr Child and his sister, Abhie Cunnin^hAiii Child, wife of Mr 
Addiifton Child, should have died about the same time thoagh 3»0O0 or 4,IK)(> 
miles apart and in different eountries, 

[Sixth Generation. 1 

;M59. iv. John Richards Child, fourth child and thii 
son of Dniiiel and Rebecca Richards Child, b. in Brookliiie 
Ma8s., Aug. 28, 1788, ni. 1820. Huniiah Rieharrl:^, dua. oi 
Joshua and Debomli Davis Richai"ds ; she was b. April IS 
17D7. Mr. Child removed to Cincinnati, ()., where he was en^ 
gaged for manj^ years in a prosperous business. He was 
man of large benevolence, esteemed for his manly and nobl<| 
(innlitie,s: bed. Aug. 24, 186^. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

3477. i. EuzABETH Fi^jher Child, b. in Ronton, Mass., 1831, m. George 
Henry Davis; lived in Cincinnati and New York City. 

3478. ii. John Richards Child, Jr., b, ta Boston, ^lass., Jan. 29, Ifi 
m. Frances Wood of Cineinnati, O. 

3474). iii. (Jarolixe Fran* es Child, K m Clneinnati, 0., Jan. 15, 1835 
d. Sept, 27, 1826. 

3480. iv. Joshua Richards Child, b. in Cincinnati, 0.. Mar 22, 18^ 
d, March 30, 1829. 

a481. V. Richard E, Chii^, ) b. In Cincinnati, 0., Aug, 3, 1888J 

[•Twin?. [d. June 28, 1840.^ 

3482. vi. WARRE^• Habti^horn Chh^d. ) b. in Cincinnati, 0., Aug. S, It 
iiL lfeK35, Molly Edmondston. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

3477. i, Elizabeth Fisher Child, eldest child of Jolml 
Kicliards luid Haiiuah Richards Child, b. in Boston^ Masa, i 
1821, m. about 1645, George Henrv Davis; they reside in New 
York Citj. 
fEi>;hth Generation.] Children: 

3483, i. Hknhy Davis, b. Jan. 8, 1847. 
8484. ii. Carlton- C. Davi.s, b. June 18, 184S, m. Jmh. 12. 1875, 

Helen Force. 
3485, iii, Walter John Davi&, b. May 18, 1860. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

3484, ii. Carlton C. Davis, second child and smi of 

al>eth Fisher Child and George Henry Davis, b. in Cincioiiati,, 

* On page 407, the date of death of Mrs, Abbie Cunningham Child is givenl 
Mwy 30, 1874. The discrepancy is owing: lo different date§ in the reoord sent 
na— -discovered too late to be remedied. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



411 



O., June 18, 1848, la Jan. 12, 1875, Julia Helen Force of 
Pittsburg, Pa.; she was b. in Pittsburg, Pa, Nov. 12, 1853. 
She is the dau, of William and Mary A. Forve, Mr. Child 
resides in Denver, Col 
fNinth Getierntion.l Child: 

3486. i, Oaeltok Chables Davis, b. in Denver, Col., Nov. 26, 187*j. 

[Seventh Generation. J 

3478. ii. John Eichards Child, second child and eldest 
son of John KicLards and Hannah Richards Child, b. m Boston, 
Mass., Jan. 29, 182S, m. about 1846, Frauees Wood. 
^[Eighth GeneraHon.] Chiklren: 

3487. i. William Woui> CinLr*, 1». in Cinciimiiti, O., Aug. 8. 1847. 

3488. 11. John RirnARDs Child, Jb„ b. in Cincinnati, 0., Fob, Di, 1849. 

3489. iii. Ha>'nah Frances CaiLt*, b. in Cincinnati, O,, 1853. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

34tiL vi. Isaac Child, 2d, sixtli child and fifth son of 
Daniel and Rebecca Richards Child, b, in Newton, Mass., May 
1, 1702, m. three times— Lst. Nov, 22. 1821, Eliza Billingi^, 
(lau. of Benjamin and Susanna Weld Billings of Roxbury, 
Mass., she was b. 1798; rn. 2d, July 4, 1848, Maria M. East^ 
man, dau of Phiueaa and Judith Gale Eastman of Franklin, 
N. H., she d. April 3, 1S53, and he m. ^d, May 31, 1854, 
Abigail Baker, dau. of Eli Forbes Baker, Esq., of Steuben. Me., 
she was b. Mch. 7, 1816. Mi-s. Eliza Billiogs Child was in- 
tered at West Roxburj, Mass., and Mrs. Maria Eastman Child 
at Forest Hill Ceoietery, Roxbur^^ 

Mr. Isaac Child by reason of his great age, eligible family 
connections, and many years of special devotion to genealogical 
reseaixih i*elating to our family name, is justly entitled to a 
pleasant notice in this connection. He was Ixoru in Roxbury, 
Mass., on the fii-st of May, 17l>2, raalcing his age at this date 
(Sept I, 1880,) 88 years and 4 mouths. One possessed of the 
physical and intellectual stamina, whicli it lias been the for- 
tune of Mr. Child to inherit from a robust ancestry, could 
scarcely live to his age without an instructive history of much 
interest We should look for intelligence and manliness, and 
all the best results of an indu.strious and virtuous life. The 
fchannel of Mr. Child's activities has brought him in contact 
"with rnen of intelligence and culture, and enabled him to have 
rnemories which future generations will contenijilate with no 
little interest His early life was spent in mercantile pursuits 



4ia 



BENJAMIN CHILI) OF ROXBUKY, MASa 



1 

^m 



either in his own interest or that of othei's, which was charac-] 
terized by efficiency and entire nprightness. During these i 
many years of business employments, his reading and observa- 
tion have been quite extensive, resulting in humane and benev- 
t4ent views of life, as well ns in the adoption of opinions andj 
theories on moral and religious questions, which have drawn '1 
him aside from the generally accepted current systems of the 
present day. Without detracting from his moral worth he 
might be regarded as somewhat eccentric. Whether his medi-^ 
umklic tendencies should be classed among his eccentrieitied^ 
we express no opinion. He claims, to quote liis own lan- 
guage, " a foretaste of the future life as immediately connected^ 
with the present^ as fully exhibited by the whole character of^ 
Jesus .... overlooked or evaded by the christian world of 
the present times/' We discover in this no very great ad- 
vance in christian experience over the rest of the christian 
world. And he adds : '* Universal kindness, forgivenesaifl 
goodness, and unselfishness in every possible way are sure to 
raise us toward God and a happy futui*e.'^ There can be no 
doubt that thase attainments are the legitimate fruits of tru|^| 
faith in Christ, which is the common belief of the bulk of pro- 
fessing christians. His moral honesty cannot be questioned. 
The drift of his researches for many years have been in the 
direction of genealogical lore and antique curiosities. Speci- 
mens of the latter constitute an unclassided cabinet full o^_ 
interest. Here one lives among the ancienta* The lesson^H 
allorded are suggestive of instnictive and amusing events. It 
would be folly to call some of the results of a long life thu^_ 
displayed, a waste of time, and a proof of an aimless life — eac^| 
man fills a s[>here, no man lives in vain. His emanations are 
full of instructive lessons that should be used to make us wis 
and better. In the line of genealogical investigations in beha 
of our familj' name, Mr. Child has been indefatigable. Whil 
bodily infirmities are bowing his once noble form, his ment 
powers are still remarkable for vigor. His domestic felicitie 
have been shared and enhanced by three sucoessive comj 
ions in holy wedlock, whose iutelligeace, amiability and mor 
worth have constituted no small part of his home corn for 
the last of whom still lives to sympathize with and care £o 
his declining yeara 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS.. 



413 



[Seventh Generation.] Children of Isaac Child by 1st marriage t 
8490. L Sophia Bucki^nd Child, b. in Bostonj Mass., Aug. 11, 1822, m. 

Sept, 15, 1842, James Guild, son of Samuel Guild, of Roxbury, Mass. She 

d. Dec, 2, 1S57. They had no ("hildreiu 

By second marriage : 
3491, ii. Susan Rebecca Ohilu, b. in Boston, Mass., Sept. 21, 1855, d. 

Aug. 1858. at Steuben, Me, This was a remarkably mature yhild, and gave 

great promise for the future. 
34f»2. iii. Elizabeth Ball Cbild, b. June 1, 1858, d. July 30, 28tlO, 

(Sixth Generation.! 

3466. xi. D^iNiEL Franklin Child, eleventh child and 
seventh sob of Daniel and Kebecca Richards Cliild, b. in Rox- 
bury, Mass., May 10, 1803, m. Nov. 4, 1839, Mary Davis Guild, 
dau. of Samuel and Mary Mears Guild, She was b. Dec. 23, 
1807, d. Jan. 25, 1861. He d suddenly Oct 18, 1876. 

Mr. Daniel F. Child is so thoroughly presented in the obit- 
uary notices of him iti three of the leading papers of Boston, 
the CofmuonweaUli, Transcript and Advertmr^ that we feel we 
cannot do better than make excerj>ts therefrom : 

'* He was eoniiected with the Boston locomotive works and the Hinkby 
and Drury loconiolive works, as treasurer* more than forty years. He was 
favored from youth to manhood with ample means for early training and 
education ; whoever shared in the noble and characteristic justice of this man 
was made better and more happy for life thereby. Ilo-pitabl© to new truth, 
though not carried away by delusion, he examined every new theory in 
physics and morals, and if his faith waned he was as frank in iU5 abandon- 
ment as be had been chivalrous in its defence. A parishoner and warm 
friend of Theodore Parker; exceedingly t^^nacious of opinion, and lirm as 
sted in his protest against public wrong, Mr. Chihl was in his private re- 
lations the most gentle and genial of men. He 

"Never found fault with you, never implied 
Your wrong by (his) right; and yet men at (his) side 
Grew noljlcr, girls purer.*' 
His nature seemed proof against trial; strong and sweet to the core. Some 
of the happiest hours of Ins life were pa:*scd in solitary visits to his farm in 
West Roxbnry. He was on his way to this favi>rite haunt when, without 
A sigh, he passe<l away in the railway train, on the 18th October, 1876.'' 
[Seventh Generation.] Children r 

3403. i. Mary Louisa Everett Guild, b, in Boston, Mass., May 27, 1841, 
ra. Oct. 5, IStia. Francis Bush. 

3404. ii. Feanklin David CniLD, b, in Boston, Mass., Nov. 24, 1842, m. 
at th« St, James Hole], Boston. Mass., b^ Rev. Minot J, Savage, Nov. 6, 187U» 
Ebza C. Howard, dau. of the late Wilham H. Howard. 

3495. iii. George Fbkderick Child, b, in Boston, Mans., Aug. 0, 1844. 
400, iv. Samuel Guild Ckiu), b. in Boston, Mass., July 21, 1549, 
B7, V, Sophia Child, b. in Boston, Mass., June 3, 1853. 

ITifth Generation,] 

340*.^ X. Isaac Chili>, Jr, tenth child and fourth son of 
Isaac and Elizabeth Wi-ld Child, b, in Sturbridge, Mass., May 



414 



% 1763, UL Sept 30, 1792, Esther BardwelL She d i ^ 
1835. He i April 5, 184U. This family removed to Crafts- 
bury, Vt; at what date is not given. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

3498. i. Esther Child, b. in Stiirbridge. Mass., July %%, 1793, d. same day. 

3499. ii. David Cuild, b. in Sturbridge. Mass., Aug. 28, 1794, m. Jan. 1, 
1822. Abigail Junes, 

3500. iii. Charles Lewis Child, b, in Sturbridge, Mass., Jan. 24, 1796, 
d. young, 

3601. iv, Abu AH Child, h. in Sturbridge, Mass.^ Mch. 7, 1798, d. same 
day. 

3502. V, Charles Lkwis Child, 2d. b. in Sturbridge, Mas?*., Sept. 5, 18D0, 
in. twice— Ul. April 10, 1623, Harriet Leach; m. 2d, Dec, 16, 1827, Malinda 
Leach. 

3503. vi. AzuBAH Bard well Child, b. in Sturbridge, Mass., Dec. 5, 1803, 
d. Nov. 4, 1821, 

3504. vii. Elizabeth Baedwkll Child^ b. in Sturbridge, Mass., Jan. 18, 
1808, m. Mch, 16. 1828, Ansel Robbins. i 

[Sisth Generation,] 

3499. ii, David Child, second child and eldest sou of Isaac 

and Esther BardwcU Child, b. in Stnrbndge, Mass., Ang. 23, 

1794, m, Jan. 1, 1822, Abigail Jones. She was b. July 3, ISOL 

Lived in Craftsbury, Vt., and removed to Union Centre, Ohio. ; 

[Seventh Generarion,] Children: 

3505. i. Marian Winfield Cen.i>, h, June 12, 1826, d. June 5, 1R29. 

3506. ii. Isaac Child, b, June 15, 18;J0. m, Mch. 24, 1864, Clarissa S* j 
iKiwner. 

3507. iii. Simon Bard well Child, b. April 2, 1834, m. April 14, 1859, 
Susan Michael. 

8606. iv. William Mason Lewis Child, b. July 10, 1838, d. May 2. 1839. 



3510. 



V. Mary Child, 
vi. Martha Child, 



) 



- Twiu^. b, Sept. 24, 1846, 



[Seventh Generation,] 

3507, iii. Simon Hardwkix Child, third child and second 
son of David and Abigail Jones Child, b. April % 1834, ra* 
April 14, 1859, Susan Michael. 
[Eighth Generalion.] Children: 

8511, i, Carrie Child, Ii. Jud. ao, 1860, d. Aug. % 1863. 

3512. ii. HA'nME M, CHfLD. b. Jan, 1, 1862, d. May 18, 1864. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3502. V. Charles Lewis Child, 2ik fifth cliild and fourt 
Bon of Isaac and Estljer Bardwell Cliild, b. Sept. 5, 18(K), m. 
twice — let, April 10, 1823, Harriet Leach; she d. Jan. 14, 
1825; m. 2d, Dec. 10, 1827, Malinda Leaeh, sister of the first 



wife; she d, Ang. 7, 1879. 



Cliild d. Mch, 8, 1880, in 



Deoorah, Iowa. Mrs. Sallee, a daughter, writes of her father 
iis a great but patient sufferer in the last months <fi his life; 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 416 

but they were brightened and cheered by the prospect of a 
happy future in his anticipated surroundings in the spirit world. 
He was an upright man, well infoimed on the general topics 
of the day ; a man of genial temperament and pleasant humor. 
He was one of the first settlers in Decorah, Iowa, having locat- 
ed there in 1853 ; was active in the affairs of town and county. 
(Seventh Generation.] Children. By first marriage : 

3513. i. Sylvanus Leach Child, b. Dec. 16. 1824, d. Mch. 31, 1841. 

By second marriage: 

3514. ii. John ICillum Child, b. Sept. 3, 1828, d. Sept. 4, 1830. 

3515. iii. Sabah Jemima Child, b. Feb. 17, 1830, m. Jan. 11, 1849, James 
B. Hartgrave. 

3516. iv. Maey Ann Child, b. Mch. 19, 1833, m. Dec. 25, 1851, John H. 
Davin. 

3517. V. Esther Child, b. May 25, 1835. m. May 25. 1856, Daniel C. 
Jerold. 

3518. vi. Darius Child, b. July 17, 1837, m. Dec. 25, 1861, Amanda 
Malvina Moore. 

3519. vii. George Child, b. April 7, 1840, d. Mch. 4, 1849. 

3520. viii. Elizabeth Child, b. April 30, 1842, ra. Oct. 11, 1865, William 
Sallee. 

3521. ix. Amasa Child, b. Aug. 24, 1844, m. Mary A. Jenkins. 
[Seventh Generation.] 

3515. iii. Sarah Jemima Child, eldest dau. of Charles Lewis 
and Malinda Leach Child, b. in Sturbridge, Mass., Feb. 17, 
1831, m. Jan. 11, 1849, James B. Hartgrave. Mrs. Hartgrave 
d. Nov. 1, 1875, in Floyd, Floyd Co., Iowa, to which place the 
family removed from Tazwell Co., 111. Mr. Hartgrave is by 
occupation a blacksmith. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

3522. i. Harriet Leach Hartgrave, b. in Tazwell, Co., 111., Oct. 18, 
1849, m. Henry Lawrence In man. 

3523. ii. Charles Lewis Hartgrave, b. in Allamakee Co., 111., May 8, 
1853. m. Sept. 19, 1879, Geneva Gifford. Resides in Wellington, Kansas. 

3524. iii. Susan Jane Hartgrave, b. in Decorah, Iowa, May 8, 1855, m. 
July 14, 1872. Lewis Miller. 

3525. iv. Pamelia Rebecca Hartgrave, b. in Decorah, Iowa, Nov. 2, 
1856, m. Dec. 25, 1873, Charles Sibley. 

3526. V. Lucia Malinda Hartgrave, b. in Decorah, Iowa, Sept. 4, 1858. 

3527. vi. IsABELL Marion Hartgrave, b. in Decorah, Iowa, Mch. 22, 1862. 

3528. vii. Sarah Senora Hartgrave, b. in Decorah, Iowa. Feb. 22, 1865. 

3529. viii. James Hartgrave, b. in Decorah, Iowa, Dec. 14. 1868, d. same 
day. 

[Eighth Generation.] 

3522. i. Harriet Leach Hartgrave, eldest child of Sarah 
Jemima Child and James B. Hartgrave, b. in Tazwell Co., LI., 
Oct. 18, 1849, m. Mch. 27, 1S69, Henry Lawrence Inman of 
Winter, Burton Co., Iowa; reside in Wellington, Sumner Co., 
Kansas. 



UKJAMIN CHILD OF HOXBURY, MASS. 



B^iiiini*' "" ] Ch iJ d re n : 

i, ArsTiN James Inmax, b. in Winter, Iowa, Jftn, 20, 1870. 
;|MI, ii NoiUB)£LL lyiiAN, b« in Winter. Iowa, Aug* 31, 187L 
KSBi iiu Uknry Lawkexck Ixman. Jr., b. in Winter, la, Mch. 6» 
3flM iv. Sarah Melvixa Ikmax, b. in Floyd, Iowa. Mcb. 9, 1876. 
^5SH« V, Hattie Leokk'E Inman, b. in WelllngtoD, Sumner Co., KauM 
Vm^U. 1879. 

[IC^hrh Generation. 

8524 ill Susan Jane HARTaKAVE, third child an 
second dau, of Siimh Jemima Child and James B. Hartgi'ave, 
h in Decorah^ Winneshiek Co., Iowa, May 8, 1853, m, 
14, 1872, Lewis^Miller of Flojd, Floyd Co., Iowa ; they r 
in Floyd, Iowa. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: 

3535. i. Pearla C. Miller, b. in Floyd, Iowa, May 14, 1873. 

8536. ii. James Miller, b. in Floyd, Iowa, Aug. 1875. 

3587. iii. Coral Belle Miller, \\ in Floyd, Iowa, April 7, 1878. 
[Eighth Genenitioti ] 

3525. iv. Pamelia Rebecca Hartgrave, fourth chile 
11111x1 dan. of Samh Jeminia Child and James B. Hartgrave, b^ 
in Decorali, Winneshiek Co., Iowa, Nov, 2, 1856, m. Dec 
1873, Charles Sibley. 
[Ninth Generation.] Children: _ 

3538. i- Freddie Siblev, b. Nov. 1874. 

3539. ii. Grace Sibley, b. May 1877. 
[Seventh Geneiulion.] 

3516. iv. Mahv Ann Child, steond dau. of Charles 
and Melinda Leiich Child, b. Mcb. 19, 1833, m. Dec. 25, If 
John Henry Davin of Tiizwell Co., III.; reside in Urbana, Burti>i| 
Co., Iowa. 
[Eighth Generation] Children: 

3540. i. Emily Jane Din.v, b. in Decorah. Iowa, April 28. 1853. m. John 
Gunn, Dec. 23. 1875: reside in Jewell. Jewell Co., KausaiS. 

3541. ii. ELizABirrrH Davin, b. m Decorah, Iowa. Oct, 4» 1855, m. Mar 
187<J, Spencer Johnson. 

3542. iii. Elvira Mali^da Davin. b, in Decorah, Iowa, Jan. 1. 185&. 

3543. iv, Ann Davin, b. in Deeorah, Iowa, June 2«, 18tf0. 
:^544. v. Clara Davtn, b. in Decorah, la.. Sept. 3, 1863. d. Sept. 10, 1€ 

3545. vi. Philip Davin. b. in Burton Co.. Iowa, May 28, 1860, »1. Oct, : 
1866. 

3546. vii. AMAbA Davin. b, in Burton Co., Iowa. Feb. 17, 1868. 

3547. viii. Malvina Davin. b, in Burton Co , Iowa, Feb, 83, 1871. 
f Eighth Generation.] 

3541. ii. ELI7.ABET1I Davin. second child and dau. of Mar 
Ann Child and John Henry Davin, b. in Decorah, Iowa, Oct 
4^ 1855, nu Mai'ch 1876, Spencer Johnson ; they reside n€ 
Winter, Iowa. 



AND HIS DESCEND ANTa 417 

[Ninth Generation.] Children : 
8548. i. Elsie Johnson, b. Jan. 17, 1877. 
3549. ii. Charles Leslie Johnson, b. Dec. 1878. 

[Seventh Oeneration.] 

3517. V. Esther Lucinda Child, third dau. of Charles 
Lewis and Malinda Leach Child, b. May 25, 1 835, m. May 25, 
1856, Daniel C. Jerold of Decorah, Iowa; reside in Lime Springs, 
Howard Co., Iowa. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

8550. i. Sarah Matilda Jerold, b. in Decorah, Iowa, Nov. 2, 1857. 

8551. ii. Emma Malinda Jerold, b. in Decorah, Iowa. Dec. 11, 1861, d. 
June 14, 1862. 

8552. iii. Samuel Elmer Jerold, b. in Tioga Co., Pa., June 2, 1864. 
8558. iv. Daniel Amasa Jerold, b. in Tioga Co., Pa., Oct. 22, 1867 

[Seventh Generation.] 

3518. vL Darius Child, fifth child of Charles 'Lewis and 
Malinda Leach Child, b. July 17, 1837, m. Dec. 25, 1861, 
Amanda Malvina Moore. 

[Eighth Generation.] Children : 
3554. i. Etta Lucia Child, b. Dec. 14, 1862, in Decorah, Iowa. 
8555. ii. Jambs Lewis Child, b April 3, 1865, in Decorah, Iowa. 

3556. iii. Laura Elizabeth Child, b. March 18, 1867, in Decorah, Iowa. 

3557. iv. George Leslie Child, b. Sept. 9, 1871, in Decorah. Iowa. 

f Seventh Generation.] 

3520. viii. Elizbeth Child, fourth dau. of Charles Lewis 
and Malinda Leach Child, b. in Craftsbury, Vt, April 30, 1842, 
in. Oct. 11, 1865, William Sallee, of Decorah, Iowa. He d. 
Sept 27, 1880. He was sergeant in Co. H, 9th Iowa Vet VoL; 
woundfed at Pea Ridge. Mrs. Sallee resides in Decorah, Iowa, 
[Eighth Generation.] Children : 

8558. i. Charles Wilber Sallee, b. in Emmet, Iowa, Oct. 7, 1866. 

8559. ii. Darius Abram Sallee, b. in Benton Co., Iowa, April 18, 1868. 

3560. iii. Alma Malinda Sallee, b. in DePue. Bureau Co., 111., Dec. 81, 
1874. 

[Seventh Generation.] 

3621. ix. Amasa Child, fifth son of Charles Lewis and 
Malinda Leach Child, b. in Craftsbury, Vt, Aug. 24, 1844, in. 
about 1873, Mary A. Jenkins. Residence Decorah, Iowa. 
[Eighth Generation.] Children: 

3561. i. EsTELLA May Child, b. in Juniata, Adams Co., Nebraska, Jan. 
27, 1874. 

3562. ii. Charles Lewis Child, b. May 7, 1875, in Juniata, Nob. 
3568. iii. Alice Rosamond Child, b. June 11, 1877, in Juniata, Neb. 
3564. iv. Addie Cora Child, b. Nov. 15, 1878, in Juniata, Neb. 



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BENJAMI>* CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS 



[Fifth Generation.] 

3411. xii. David Weld Child, twelfth child and seveiitli 
son of Isaac, Jr., and Elizabeth Weld Child^ b. in Sturbriilge, 
Mass., Feb. 19, 1792, m, April ISnj, Abigail Dorr, dau. of 
Ebenezeranii Abigail Cuoninghani Dorr, a merchant of Bustria,^ 
[Sixth Generation ] Children: 

3565, i. David Child, b. in Boston, Mass., June 6, 1803, *L young:- 

3560. ii. Edwahd Vernon Child, b. in Boston, Mass , March 13, IS 
m, in 1831, Miilinda Katharine Lee. 

3567, iii. Abigail Dorr Child, b. in Boston, MikSJ«., Aug. 10. 1806. d. 
Sept. 27, 1807. 

3508. iv. William Henry Child, b. in Boston* Mass., Dec, 22, 1809, d. 
Xov. 12, 1811. • 

[Sixth Generfttion.] 

3566, ii. Edward Vernon Childe, second child and son o^ 
David Weld and Alngail Cunningham Dorr Child, b. in Bos- 
ton, Ma.ss:, Mel). 13, WH, ra. 1831, Malinda Katharine Lee. 
daiL of General Henry Lee of Baltiinoi-e, Md. : she d. 1861, ; 
Paris, France. Reside in Pari.s, Fmnce. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children. 

3.569. i. Edward Lee Childe. b. in Baltimore, Md., 1839. m. 1809^ 
Blancfie De Triquite of Paris. France. 

3570. ii. Arthur CHUJiE, b. in Boston, Mass., 1834, d. in Mameb, 
Bavaria. 

357L iii. Florence Childe, h. in Florence, Italy, 1838, ra. 1853, Count 
Henry Soltyk of Craeow. Polaiid. 

3572. iv. Mary Childe. b in Paris, France, 1841, m. 1859, Robert Hoff- 
man of Baltimore, Md.,8he d, 1865, 

[Seventh Generation.] ^U 

3571. iii. Florence Childe, thirtl child and eldest daiL m 
Edward Vernon and Katharine Lee Childe, b. 1838, in Flor- 
ence, Italy, ni. 1 853, Count Henry Soltyk of Cracow, Poland. 

[Eighth Generation.] Child: 

3573. i. Stanislaus S<jltyk. b. in 1854. He is a midshipman in 
Austrian Navy. 

[Third Qeneration.] 

3377. iii. Elizabeth Child, third child and eldest dau. ! 
pToshim and Elizabetli Morris Child, b. in Roxbury, Mass., Jtl 
20, 1691, ni. Dec 18, 1711, John May, of Roxbury, Mass. 
was b. 1686. 

Immediately after marriage Mr, May removed to Woodstc 
where he s]>eut a long and useful life. We are indebted to 1 
diary of this Mr. May, coverinrr the years of 1711-12-13. 
establishing the identity of John Child of Woodstock, who 
m. Eli5i:abeth — — ^, as the tenth child of Benjamin Child 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 419 

emigrant. Mr. John May was of the fourth generation in descent 
from his emigrant ancestor. His father was John May, born 
in Eoxbury, Mass., May 19, 1663, married Prudence Bridge* 
His grandfather was John May, who was born in England, 1631, 
who, with his brother, Samuel, emigrated with their father to 
America. His great grandfather, John May, was born in May- 
field, Sussex Co., England, 1590. He came to America in 
1640, and settled in that part of Roxbury, Mass., known as 
Jamaica Plains. He married twice, the name of first wife, or 
date of marriage, is not given. She died 1651. Her death is 
mentioned by the "Apostle Elliot" where he says "Sister Maye 
died a very gracious and savory christian." His second mar- 
riage was to Sarah . According to tradition, Mr. May, 

was master of the vessel called The James, which, as early as 
1635» sailed between the port of London and New England. 
He died April 28, 1670. Mrs. May died the same year.* 

[After giving the descendants of John May, who married 
Elizabeth Child, we shall give some account of his brother, 
Nehemiah, the eighth child of John and Prudence Bridge May.] 

[Fourth Generation ] Children. All the children were b. in Woodstock, Ct: 

*♦ i. Elizabeth May, b. Oct. 18. 1712. 

•♦ ii. John May, Je., b. Sept. 9, 1714. He and one^f his brothers were 
killed in bed by lightning. 

** iii. Joshua May, b. Oct. 16, 1716, m. Anna Bacon. 

♦♦ iv. Caleb May, b. Sept. 13, 1719, m. twice— Ist, Elizabeth Child: 
m. 2d, Mehitable Holbrook. 

♦* V. Stephen May, b. Nov. 10, 1721, m. Mary Child. 

♦♦ vi. Thomas May, b. Feb. 14, 1723, m. Lucy Goddard Child. 

♦♦ vii. Prudence May, b. Mch. 22, 1725, d. 1728. 

♦♦ viii. Esther May, b. Jan. 7. 1727, d. July 6, 1729. 

♦♦ ix. Prudence May, 2d, b. 1728. 

♦♦ X. Esther May, 2d, b. 1729, d. young. 

♦♦ xi. Prudence May, 3d, b. April 11, 1730. 

♦♦ xii. Joseph May, b. April 3, 1732. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

** iii. Joshua May, third child and second son of Eliza- 
beth Child and John May,b. in Woodstock, Ct., Oct. 16, 1716, 
nL Jan. 20, 1741, Anna Bacon. 

•We are indebted to Henry A. May, Esq., of Boston, who is revising a 
Genealogy of the May Family, for this item of history. The record of 
Elizabeth Child May and her descendants reached us too late for the regular 
numbering. 



BEKJAMIK CHILD OF ROXBURT, MASS. 

[Fifth Generation.] Children : 

»♦* i. Joseph Mat, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Fob. 28, 1743. m. Lois ChiJ 
. *** ii. Hannau May, 

♦*♦ iii, John May, b. in Woodstock^ Dec. 29, 1749, m. Hannab Bugb 

♦** iv. Hakmon May. 

♦*♦ y. Joshua May, 

♦** vi, Walter May. 

I Fifth Generation] 

*** ill. John May, third eliild and second son of Jo?l 

and Anna Bauun MaVj b. in Woodstoclc, Dee, 29, 1749, 

Melu 12, 1778, Hannah Biigbee; she was b, June ti, 1755|^ 

Nov. 15, 1857. 

[Sixth Generation.] Children: 
**** i. .Mary May, b. in Woodstock, Jan, 28. 1779, m Lntbcr lUf 
♦♦•* ii. Penuel May. b in Wf>ndstock, Ai)ril 10, 1781, d. Sept. 20, 17 
♦♦♦* iii. ERA8TIT8 May. b. in Wond^itock. Feb. 8. 1783, d Feb, 8, 1787. 
**** iv. Chakleb May. b. in WtK>dstock, April 17» 178^1, ni. Mrs MmrU 

Chandler. 
**** V. John B, May, b. io Woodstock, Jan. 7, 1787. m. SylYiit Alb 
*♦'* vl. Sophia May. b in WcKnlstoek, Nov, 30. 1789, d. Mch. 2. 1% 
♦*** vii. Betsey May. b. in Woodsloek, Dee, 11. 1791. d. 180«. 
#♦#♦ yy^i Sally May, b, in Woodslwk, Oct. 15» 1793, m. Abu U^j, 
**•* ix, ERABTirii May, 2d, b. in Woodstock, Nov. 2, 1700, m. Lfdi*^ 

Chi Id , { For r /i l Idre n see page 1 95, 3V>. 911.) 
♦♦*♦ X. SoFitiA May, 2d. b. OH. 3. 1798, m. Dexter W, Jones. 

[Sixth Generation] 

**#4t Yjjj s^j^i^v May, eighth child of John May 
Hannali BuglM^e, and granddaughter, of Elizabeth Child an3 
John May, b. in WoodsUit-k, Ct., Oct 15» 1793, m, Mch. 181 
Asa May. 
(Seventh Generation. ] Children: 

♦»•*** i. ETjzABKTn May. b. July 10. 1821, in. Lutiier Rttwson. 

♦***♦ ii. Charles Harris May. b, F*di. 2. 1829. in. M^-b. 20. 1850. lUrriM 
F. Child, ditu. nf Stephen and Ahiit^ail Carter Child. {For rhifdren arf /». 171^^ 

*•♦*♦ iii. Ezra C. May, b. Get, 13, 18\?5, m. Ebie E. ChamWrliiin. 

♦♦»*» jv. Carlo May, b. Sept. 3, 1H29. ni. Mch. 23, 1858, Sarah M, CI 
dau. of DeA. Williiira tmd Sophiii Selby Child. {For children scf p, \ 

[Fourth Generation.] 

** iv. Caleb May, fourth child and third Bon of EJii 
beth Child and John May, b. in Woodstock, Ct, Sept 13, 17$ 
m* twiee— ht, Oct. 15, 1751^ Elizabeth Child, dmi. of Ebenel 
and Elizabeth Child, of AVoodstock; Ct; she wjv^ U May 
1723; m, 2d, Mehitable Holbrook. 
[Fifth Generation. ] Children : 
♦*» I HANNAri May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1752, 
*** ii. ABmAiL May. b. in Woodstock. Ct.. Jan, 24. 1758. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 421 

frourth Generation.] 

** V. Stephen May, fifth child and fourth son of Eliza- 
beth Child and John May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 10, 1721, 
m. June 11, 1747, Mary Child, dau. of Ephraim and Priscilla 
Barns Child She was b. April 1, 1721, d. Mch. 18, 1807. 
He d. May 3, 1794. 
[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

*♦* i. Elizabeth May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 10, 1748, m. Aaron 
Lyon. 

*** ii. Lucy May, b. Mch. 6, 1750. 

*♦* iii. Mary May. b. Aug. 25, 1752, m. Mch. 21, 1777, Alpha Child, 
son of Nathaniel and Jemima Bugbee Child, of Woodstock, Ct. {For 
children seepage 252, No, 1578.) 

*** iv. Stephen May, Jr., b. in Woodstock, Ct., Mch. 23, 1755, m. 
Hannah Murray. 

*** V. Joanna May, b. Feb. 8, 1757. 

*** vi. Ephraim May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 22, 1759, m. Abigail 
Chandler. 

*** vii. Sarah May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Nov. 21, 1761, m. Col. 
Chester Child; she d. Feb., 1826. {For children seepage 240.) 

*** viii. Asa May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Sept. 4, 1764, m. Annie 
Fillibrown; he d. Nov. 17, 1825. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

** vi. Thomas May, sixth child and fifth son of Eliza- 
beth Child and John May, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Feb. 14, 
1723, m. 1755, Lucy Goddard Child, dau. of William and 
Deborah Goddard Child, she d. Dec. 17, 1790. 
[Fifth Generation.] Children: 
*** i. Silas May. b. in Woodstock, Ct., 1753, d. 1805. 
*** ii. William May, b. in Woodstock, 1760, d. Dec. 12, 1849. 
*»* iii. Abel May, b. in Woodstock, 1762, d. Oct. 10, 1767. 
**♦ iv. Chlob May. b. in Woodstock, 1764, d. Sept. 17. 1767. 
*** V. Prudence May. ) b. in Woodstock, 1766, d. June 24, 1831. 

[ Twins. 
*** vi. Jonathan May. ) b. in Woodstock, 1766, d. 1836. 
*** vii. Abigail May, b. in Woodstock, m. Cyril Carpenter. 
*♦* viii. Thomas May, b. in Woodstock, m. Mary Hunt Mills. 
We notice also Nehemiah May, a brother of the John May who married 
Klizabeth Child, as some of his descendants have married into the Child 
family. He emigrated with his brother Joljn to Woodstock, Ct.. where he 
reared a family of seven children. His youngest son, Eliakim May, married 
Martha Lyon, daughter of Mehitable Child and Nehemiah Lyon. Eliakim 
and Martha Lyon May had six children {see page 198). His second child, 
Nehemiah May, married Nancy Morse, daughter of Dr. David Morse, of 
Woodstock, Ct. Nehemiah and Nancy Morse May had six children ; their 
second child, Trenck May, married Cynthia Child, daughter of Capt. Wil- 
lard Child. {For record of Trenck May, seepage 199.) 



422 



BENJAMIK CHILD OF ROXBCRY, MASS. 



[Third Geueraiioti.j 

3379. v^ Joseph Child, fiftL child and third son of Joslm 
and Elizabeth Morris Childj b. in Roxbury, Masa, Jan. 7, 169 
m. Nov. 2U, 1722, Abigail BridgevS. Removed to Wc 
Ct., where the births of his children are recorded He d 176 
aged 69. She d. Jan. 24, 1788. 
[Fourth Generation.] Children: 

3574. i. Akna Child, b. in \Voodst4xik. Ct., June 17, 1725, m. N«tl 
Johnson, Jr. 

3675. ii. Abigail Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct.. Jan. 15, 1727, m. Ocl.l 
1752, Ebenfizer Haron. 

3576. iii. Phlhence Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct., Jnlv 22, 1739, m.Jy 
15. 1752, Uriah Allurd. 

8577. iv. Rkliek Child, h. in Woodstock. Ct.» Feb. 12, ISaO. 

3578. V. Rebecca Child, b. in Woodstock, Cl., April 11, 1733, d, Oct 

18, 1736. 

3571), vi. Francis Child, b. Dec. 28, 1735, d. April H>, 1738. 

3580. vii. Kkbecca Child, 2d, b. in WoudKtock. CU, Mch. 13. 1338. 

3581. vWu JosEi'H CHILI5, Jr., b. in WocnIstoek, Ct., Mch. 4, 1789, m. 
Abignil - — . lie d. Get. 20. 1760. at Groenbush, N. Y, Shera, again, Kq 

19, 1767, Nathaniel Blake, of Woodstock, Ct, 

3582. is. Abki. Child, b. Feb. 24. 1740, d. M.-Il 5, 1751. 

fB^ourth Generation.] 

3574r i. Anna Child, eldest child of Joseph and Abigail 
Bridgeji Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct, June 17, 1725, m, April 
1, 1756, Nathaniel Johnson, Jr.; shed. Aug. 29, 1804. 
Johnson was army nurse in the Revolutionary war, and 
of smalbpox at Fishkiil, N. Y., where he was buried. 
[Fifth Gciierntion.] Children: All born in Wtxjdstock, Ct. 

3583. i. Stephen Johwson. 

3584. ii. William Johnson, b. Oct. 13, 1700. 

3585. iii. Petku Johnkjn, 
3580. iv. SiLAH JoHNfioK, b. Jnne 29, 1703. ra. March 31, Uiildah^ 

with. 

3587. V. Levi Johnson, b, March 25, 1706, in. Bishop. 

3588. vi. Sarah Johnson, m. Moi-se. 

3589. vii. Asa Johnson, b. Oct. 10, 1707, m. at Bolton, Ct., April ; 
1794, Claris*!a Carver, 

359(1 viii. anna Johnson, b. Dec 25, 1771, bl Nathaniel Brown, 

3591. ix. Mary Johnson, b. — , m. — — ~ Lyons. 

8592. X. N ATH AN IKL Johnson, Jr., b. June 5, 1775, m. Lydia Chandler, 
d. Dec. 31, 1851. 

3593. xi. Polly Johnson, II Aug. 33, 1770. Of the seven sons^ 
Nathttiiiel Johnson, Jr.. four were patriot soldiers of the Revolution-^ Pi 
was first-lieulenanl. 

[Fifth Ooneration.J 

3589. vii. Asa Johnson, seventh child and sixth son 
Annt^ Child and Nathaniel Johnson^ Jr.^ b. Oct. l^s 1767, 




AND HIS DESCENDANl'S. 



428 



April 24, 1794, Ckrissa Carver, of Bolton, Ct, Clarissa Carver 
was a descendant of Gov. Carver, of the Plymouth colony^ 
and a decided christian woman. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

3594. i. Q^AHisaA Johnson, b. in Bolton, Ct., Jan* %% 1796, m. Capt. 
Asa Lawrence. 

3595. ii. Mauy Johnson, b. itj BoUoii, Vi. Sept. 34, 1798, unnmrrioa. 
359(1. ill. Pamblja Johnson, b. in Deerfleld, Mas^., Juiip 23. 1800, <L 

Dec. SI* 1858, unmarried. 

3597. iv. Asa .hmNSON, Jk., b. in Deerfield, Ma^s.. Feb. 13. 1803, m. July 
4^ imo, Julia Warner Sadd. 

3598. V. Carvek Johnson, b. in Dee rfldd, Mass., Jiint> 30, 1801. d. April 
9, 1868, 

3599. vi. Harvey Child Johnson, b, in DL>erJieId, Mass., Sopt. 30, 1806, 
a. Mch. 15, 1858. 

3600. viL Nathaniel Trcmuull Johnson, b, in DeeHii'ld, M*iss., Nov, 
17, 1808. 

3601. viii. Ebenezer Johnson, b. in Deerfield, Mas«., April 10, 1811. 
f Sixth Generation.] 

3597. iv. Rev. Asa Johnson, fourth child and t-ldest son of 
Asa and Clarissa Carver Johnson, a.nd grandson of Anna Child 
and Nathaniel Johnson, Jr., b. in Decrticld, Mass., Feb. 13, 1S02, 
in. July 4t 1830, Julia Warner S^idd, dim. of Dea. Ghauncey 
and Cynthia Barbour Saddof Wind^or^ Ct Mrs Johnson died 
March 23, 1852, at Goahen, Ind. Rev. Mr. Johnson gradii* 
ated at Union College, SchenectadVi N. Y., in 1827, and at 
Auburn Theological Seminary, in 1830. His pastorates as a 
Presbyterian clergyman have been in Cape Gemrdeau, Mo.: 
Kiclimond and Nunda, N. Y.; Peru» Ind; Adel and Redfield, 
Iowa. He resides with his son, Rev. E. P. Johnson, in Mar- 
fihalf, Mich.; four children, 
[Se vent h Ga neral ion . ] C h i I d re n : 

8602. u Cynthia Ma hi a Johnson, b. May 3, 1831, m. June U, 1800, 
Rev, Francis Z. Rossi ter, ?ion of Eev. Dndlev Denison Rossi ler and Eliza 
WtHjdbridge Rogers. Rev. Mr. Russiter was b, in Boston, Mass^,, June 8. 
1831. He graduated at Marietla College, Ohio, in 1850, and at Lane Tbeo- 
logical Seminary in 1859. His pastorates as a Presbyterian ciergyraan have 
been in Huron. Ohio; Osbkosb and Oniro, Wis : iw'ehildren, 

3003. ii. Elkanor Emkhhon Johnson^ I). Oct. 22, 18:^3, ni, 84^pt, 25, 
1855. Rev. F. S. McCal>e D. IK, of Topeka, Kansas. Dr. MtCabe wiis suc- 
ceseor of his father-in-law, Rev. Asa Johnson, in Peru, Ind. 

3*)04. iii. Rev. Edwakd Payson Johnson, b, Jan. 2t), 1850, in. March 
23, 187H, Cora Brown. Mr. Johnson ha.s Vieen settled nt Sandy FTill, N. Y., 
and is now the [Mi.'^torof the Presl>yterian ehurtdi in Marshall, Mieh. 

3605. iv. Mary Clarissa Johnson, l>. June 5, 1855. 
fThinI Generation.] 

3382. viii* Dorothy Child, eighth child and fifth daiL of 
Joshua and Elizabeth Morris Child^ b. in Roxburj, Masa, May 
5, 1701, m. May 2, 1T23, Ebeuezer Draper. 



424 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF BOX BUB Y» MASS. 



[Fourth Generfttion.J Children: , 

3606. i. DoRt>TiiY Drapek, b- Feb. 1. 1724. 
SeOT. iL Ann Draper, b. Mny 23, 1725. 

[Third Gen unit ion.] 

3386. xii, Caleb Child, twelfth child and sixth sod 
Joshua and Elkcabeth Morris Child, b. in Eoxbiiry, Mn&s., Sep 
16, 1709, in. Oct, 19, ITSn, Rebecca Dana. 
[Fourth GenertitioD.j Children: 

3608. i. Anna Child, b. Dec. 16, 1730, d. Oct. 15, 1747. 

mm, iL Mehitable Cim.p, b. Mch. 23. 1740, d. Sept. 28. 1747. 

3610. liL Abigail Chfld, b, Aug, 10, 1744, d. Nov, 10, 1746. 

3611. iv. Caleb Child, Jr., b. Sept. 17, 1746, d. Oct. 16, 1747. 
8612. V. PHI1IBA8 Chilp, bapt. Sept. 3, 1749, m. abt. 1775, Elizabetls^- 

Briggs. 

3613. vi. Solomon Child, b, Sept. 13. 1752, in. 1803, widow WilHwim. 
Wiswell. 

3614. vii. Caleb Child, Jr., 2d, b. May 7, 1750, in. 1799, Sarah Brain — 
hall. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

3612. V. Phineas Child, fifth child and second son of CaU 
and Rebecca Dana Cliild, bapt. Sept "., 1749; m. abt ITl 
Elizabeth Briggs, dau. of Jamci^ Briggs, of WestRoxbury, ] 
Mr. Child d. 1S14. Mrs. Child d. Sept 28, 1800. 

f Fifth Generation.] Children: 

36irj. i. Phineas CriiLD. J iL. b. April 25. 1777. m. Sept 20, 1801, Susam 
Whitney, 

3«10. ii. THOMAts Child, b. Jwn. 10, 1779. m, 1803, Harriet WiUja 
Uved in Cambridge, Mass. 

3017. iii. Solomon Cbild. Ij, .Tan, 30, 1781, d, at Putnam, Ct. May, ' 
1816 

8818. iv, Bbtsey Child, b. D«c, 3, 1783. m, Nov. 8. 1812, Aaron Rboaa 

3619. V, Reijkca Child, b Nov, 21. 1784. m. Dec 14. 1807, WUliaja" 
Tucker, of Biwt<>H, Mani.,; she d. St^pt. 10. 1842. 

362*X vi, Polly Child, b. Oct. 15, 1786. d. Deo. 14, 1867, unmarriMl, 

362L rii. Ahigail Child, b May 17, 1789, d. May 10, 1795. 

m22, nil Anna Child, b July 13, 1792, m. Thonin* Dillaway; fthe < 
ill Boston, July 1820. 

8623. ix. Sabah Child, b. Dec G, 1795, m. Andrew Hyde, of Pre^tott, 
Mass., d. Jitu 4. 1847- 

fFifth Cft^neration ] 

B615. i. Phineas Chii.u, Jr., eldest child of Phtiiea^ an^ 
Elizabeth Briggs Child, b. April 25, 1877, m. Sept 20, 1801 
Susanna Whitney, of Warwick, Mass. She was h. Jan. 31 
1773. Resided in Warwick. 
[Sixth Generation.] Children: 

3624. I Phinkas Child, Jr.. b, March 18, 1804, d. Jan. 16, 1852. 

3625. ii. Daniel Child, b. Dec. 20. 1805. d. Jan. 0, 1828, unomrricd 

3626. lii. SusAKXA Child, b. Sept 27, 1807, unmarried. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

[ [It is with very sincere regret that I learn upon the issue of 
my last circulars, announcing the completioa of my work, that 
the record sent me of the descendants of Joshua Child, is 
quite incomplete, and also that numerous errors in dates and 
names are found in other families of this line, besides those 
herewith amended, yet too late to correct. 

When I was preparing the material sent me of the Caleb 
Child who married Sarah Bramhall, I felt that there should be 
later report, and wrote to Mr. Isaac Child for some address by 
which 1 might obtain it, but could get none. In sending my 
last circulars I have found the gmndchildren of this Kev. 
Caleb Child, and I most gladly welcome from them, especially 
Mr. Ethan Allen Doty, the following most interesting account 
of this talented man and his worthy and honorable descendants. 

It may not be amiss to state in connection with this supple- 
ment that I have compared the record sent me of early history, 
with copies made personally, or by agents, of town records, in 
Woodstock, Ct, iJpton, Deerfield, Rutland and Boston, Ma^s., 
and of the Roxbury church records.] 

Rev. Caleb Child, M. D., whose record is very brief on 
page 425, was b. May 13, 1751), and m. July 21, 1799, Sarah 
Bramhall. In 1792 he went to Albany, N. Y., and opened a 
school there, with a recommendation signed by " Samuel West, 
minister of the Church of Christ, Hollis street, Boston," 
'' William Heath, late Major General in the American army, 
Roxbury," " and twenty other persons of respectability " to 
the effect that, *' Mr. Caleb Child, the bearer, has taught school 
to general satisfaction, and with great success, in the neighbor- 
hood of this place for five years past, during which time he 
has occasionally supplied the pulpit at the Third Parish in 
Roxbury, having at a proper time, and in a regular manner, 
entered on the work of the Gospel ministry." In June, 1795, 
Deacon Caleb Child was recommended for admittance to the 
Order of Priests, by a certificate signed by Bishop Seabury 
and the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Church in Con- 
necticut, and addressed to the Bishop of New York. He was 
granted a certificate as physician by Gilbert Livingston, 
Master in Chancery at Poughkeepsie, June 1, 1798, and March 
3, 1803, was appointed by the Governor, *' Surgeon of the 
Reg t of Militia in the county of Dutchess." From this time 
until his death he preached the Gospel, practicing at the same 
time as a physician, and for at least a portion of the time while 
residing in Troy, N. Y., kept an apothecary store. Rev. Dr. 
Child could not have filled all these varied callings, had he 
not been a very methodical man ; a large volume of sermons 
in manuscript testifies to his power as a minister, as well as to 
his neatness as a penman. A medallion portrait of him on 
ivory, taken apparently about his fortieth year, remains in the 
family ; it represents him in clerical costume, with a pleasing 
and attractive face, and strong characteristics. His marriage 
to Miss Bramhall was not pleasing to her parents, and the ser- 



BEKJAMIK CHILI) OF ROXBURV, MASa 

vice was performed by William Latliroji, Esq., at the boma^ 
her uncle Elislia Barlow, Esq., the brother of her mother 
Tlie Bramhalls and Barlows were among the earliest settlers oi 
Amenia, N. Y.. the Bramhalls having come from PlynM>nthJ 
Mass*, and the Barlows from Sandwich on Cape Cod. 

[Fifth Generation J Children: 

i. Edmund Bkamuall Child, b. Dec, 23, 1800. m nbr. 1823. Fntinjr 1^ 
Ijockwoodi. 

ii. Cjileb CuiLi), b May 31, 1803, in Poughkeep?*ic, N Y. He n^oelvi* 
n fair cK^lueation imd bcciime a printer. In iy»32, he left Now Yi»rk City fa 
the South. Hh rlied at New Orleans. Lh„ of yellow fever, Oct. ». 1833/ jufll 
H^ he hal been eallfd to the editorship of a newspaper in Mobile, Ala, 11^ 
wa> a man of varied ultuinmonts. and died greatly regretted. 

iii. Mary Kt,JZA CHir.n, k in Pnughkeepsie Oct. 25, 1805^ d. at Tmy, 
K. Y.. May 30, 1611. 

iv. RhBEC'CA Anna CmLU, b .4pnl 4, 1808, m. May 2, 1847. Isaac D WeU^Il 

V Sabah Merftablk CniLn, b. Sept, 19, 1810, in. Oct. 15. 1830, Warr 
S, L»otv. 

vi, SoLoMOK Child, b. in Troy^ N. Y., Julv 19, 1813. Became a print«>r| 
left New York City in 1832, and settled finally in Montgomery, Aln„ wht-fi 
he became editor and part owner of the Montgomery AdtrrftHfr: at tha 
time the second in value of newspapers in the State. lie died lhfrc» un 
njarried, 1838 or "By. 

vii. J08KPH Hka>ihaij. Child, b lune 8, 1815, m. 1858» Sarah B. Uamhu 
[Fiftli General ion, J 

Edmlni) BRA.MHALLCHiLn, the eldest souandehild of Revj 
Caleb aitd Sarah Bnuohall Child, h, in Stamford, Ct, Dec. 23 
18(10, rn, about 1S23, Fannie N. Lock wood, dau. of Millington 
Lockwood. uf Albany, N. Y. The family of Dt\ Caleb Clnl<i 
inherit the literary tastes aixd talents of the fatliei', three of thi 
sons becoming jonnialist.*? Mr. E. B. Child was for several] 
yeat\s conneeled with the Albany Argun He jvubli^hetl thij 
EscTclor^ a masonic pa|)er, also the American Mason ick Jitr/ini 
in that cit3^ He was the publisher of the Albany Director^ 
for a number of yetirs. Il<^ di^'il in Albany in 1840. 

(Sixth Ot-n»era!ion,l Children: 

i. Heniiy Clav Child, b April 25, 1814, m, Jan. 30. 1848, Gcorglana Tj 
IL Howinan. 

ii. KiisiUND Bramhali. Child, b. Sept* 2, 1826. m. Oct. 7. 1855. Rcboo 
AiitiR Ilarystnnin 

iii. Jane Ijockwood Child, h. Atij;. 5. 1830, m, Capt John Baxter of C4 
Cod, Two children, son and daughter: nainef not ^ent, 

iv, Charlk!^ AcGCsTi!* CttiLD, b Sept, 13. 1834, m. and has four ohiliimni 
uaaie* not g^iven Mr. <1nld is President of the American Union Btpn 
Co., New York City, 
[Sixth General ion. J 

i. Henhv Clay CmLT), eldest child of Edmund Bramhal| 
and Fanny N. Lockwood Cltild, b. in Albany, N. Y., April 25 
1K24, m. Jan. 3u, 1848, l»y Rev, William Adams, D, D,» of Cor 
iral Presbyterian Chureli, New York City, Georgiana T. HJ 
Bowman. Residence^ Sb 8th street, Hoboken, N. J. A printerj 
(Seventh (feneration 1 ('hildreu: 

i, Fanny MiLLtxtJToN Child, b. in New York Citv. I>e*^, 24. 1S4S, m. Jail«* 
a 1868, James IL Wikon. She d. May i\, ISW, withuut children, 

ii. Emma Bertoa Child, b. in New York City, Aug. 6. 1851. ni. Oct. S5^ 
1876, David B. Idcll 

iii. Laura Amkija Child, b in Hoboken, N. J., Ang. 90, 1S58, d. Mar t, 

iv. Ella (lERTReDE Child, b. in IJot>oken, N, J,, April 7, 1857. [l6s7^ 

v. Grace Charlotte Child, b tn Hok^ken^ N. J., Si^pt. 8, I85t. 

vi. Jexxie Lorise Child, b. in Hoboken, N. J , April :!:&, 1SG4. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

yii. George Henrt Child, b. in Hobciken, N. J.. Nor. 80, 1866. 
viii. Frank Malcoxb Child, b. in Hoboken, N. J.. Jan. 1870. 
ISixth Generation.] 

ii. Edmund Bramhall Child, b. Saturday Sept 2, 1826, 
in Albany, N. Y., m. Oct 7, 1855, on Sunday, at the home of the 
bride, in Morrisania, Rebecca Anna Harystman, dau of Arthur 
Berryhill and Katherine Eliza Drummond Harystman, who 
were among the original settlers of Morrisania, now a part of 
the City of New Yorlc, an active participant in public affairs, 
was elected and re-elected to various offices, and was for many 
years Justice of the Peaca Mr. E. B. Child attended the 
schools of Mr. Morse and Mr. Steele of Albany. Learned the 
printing business; became an editor and publisher in New 
York City. Actuary of Mechanics Institute in that city 
several years, and much valued in that position for his efficien- 
cy. Is a democrat in politics. Is a writer for the press. En- 
gaged in Fire Ins. business. Residence, New York City. 
(Seventh Generation.] Child: 

i. Edmumd Bhamhall Child. Jr.. b. Monday, July 11, 1864, in Morris- 
ania, N. Y. Attended Miss Coyles* school, and the ** Suburban Seminary'' 
of Rev. Edwin Johnson. 
[Fifth Generation.] 

iv. Rebecca Anna Child, second dau. of Rev. Caleb and 
Sarah Bramhall Child, b. in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., April 4, 
1808, m. May 2, 18*7, Isaac Dennison Wetsellof Albany, N.Y. 
He was b. in Catskill, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1811 ; son of James and 
Katherine Van Bergen Van Valtenberg Wetsell. Mrs. R. A. C. 
Wetsell d. Nov. 10, 1S79. 

(Sixth Generation.] Child: 

i. Sarab Harriet Wetsell, b. Oct. 27, 1849. m. Oct. 20. 1874. John T. 
Bramhall. 
[Sixth Generation.] 

i. Sarah Harriet Wetsell, only child of Rebecca Anna 
Child and Isaac D. Wetsell, b. in Albany, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1849, 
m. Oct. 20, 1874, John Tobias Bramhall, who was b. Oct 6, 
1849, at Ghent, Columbia county, N. Y. ; son of Charles Hurl- 
burt and Eliza Hogeboom Bramhall. 

f Seventh Generation.] Children: 

i. Laura Elbertje Bramhall. b. in Falls Church, Va., Oct. 14, 1875. 

iL LiDA Martin Bramhall. b. in Albany. N. Y., Oct. 25 1877. 

iii. Frederic Dennison Bramhall, b. in Albany, N. Y., April 16, 1880. 
{Fifth Generation.] 

V. Sarah Mehitable Child, third dau. of Rev. Caleb and 
Sarah Bramhall Child, b. Sept 19, 1810, in Troy, N. Y., m. at 
Niscayuma, Albany county, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1830, Warren 
Samuel Doty, who was b. in Renssalaer county, N. Y., May 6, 
1810; a son of Ethan- Allen and Keturah Tompkins Doty. He 
was a lineal descendant of PJdward Dotey, one of the original 
pilgrims of the ^'Mayflower." Mrs. Doty was early thrown on 
her own resources by the death of her parents ; was a woman 
of superior natural gifts, self-reliant, energetic, and thoroughly 
devoted to the care of her family circle. Mr. and Mrs. Doty 
removed, in 1831, to NewYork City, and for several years both 
worked as map mounters in the map establishment of the Coltons. 



BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBUKY, MASS. 

Mr. Doty later went into the business of engraving and print- 
ing, in which he continued until his death ; he was a successful 
business man. and won the respect and esteem of all who 
knew him. He died at Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 14, 1855. Mrs. 
Sarah M. C. Doty died at Brooklyn, N.Y., July 23, 1878, aged 
68. Funeral services were held Thursday the 25th, from her 
late residence 97 St Felix street. She was buried in the family 
lot at Greenwood beside her husband. Affectionate, kind and 
devoted parents, their memory will ever be cherished by their 
children."*^ 

[Sixth Generation.! Children : 

i. Mary Eliza Doty, b. in New York Gity, July 5, 1831, unra; merchant; 
lives in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

ii. George \Vashinoton Doty, b. in New York City, Oct. 5, 1884, d. in 
Brooklyn, No v^ 6, 1870. Clerk: unmarried. 

iii. Ethan Allen Doty. b. in New York. June 14, 1837. m. Jan. 22, 1861, 
Ellie Eliza McFarlan, who was b. in Brooklyn. Aug. 23. 1839; dau. of James 
and Margaret Cronk McFarlan. Mr. Doty was educated at the public 
schools and college of New York City, where he is now a merchant and 
manufacturer, of the firm of Doty & McFarlan. f 

iv. C^ATHERiNB LoNo DoT^', b. in New York, Nov. 5, 1839, m. Feb. 15, 
1861, Gilbert R. Lindsay. 

V. Rebecca Anna Doty, b. in New York, April 10, 1842. unm. Resides 
in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

vi. Sarah Mkhitable Doty, b. in New York, Juno 7, 1845, d. in Brook- 
lyn. July 6, 1849. 

vii. Warren Samuel Doty, b. in Brooklyn, Sept. 22, 1848, unm ; clerk. 
Lives in Brooklyn. 
[Sixth Generation.] 

iv. Catherine Lonc; Doty, second dau. of Sarah M. Child 
arrd Warren S. Doty, b in New York City, Nov. 5, 183y, m. 
in Brooklyn, Feb. 15, ISO), Gilbert Robertson Lindsay, who 
was b. in New York, Jan. 31, 1834, son of Gilbert Robertson 
and Susanna Brower Lindsay Reside in Rahway, N. J., 
where he is a practicing lawyer and Superintendent of Public 
Schools. 
[Seventh Generation.] Children: 

i. Kate Lindsay, b. Oct. 5, 1865. in Brooklyn. 

ii: Robert Lindsay, b. Sept. 14, 1869, in Rahway, N. J. 

iii. Sarah Agnes Lindsay, b. Aug. 19, 1875, in liahway, N. J. 
[Fifth Generation.] 

Joseph Bramhall Child, seventh and youngest child of 
Kev. Caleb and Sarah Bramhall Child, wns a printer, receivecl 
a fair education. In June, 1847, he left Xew York City as a 
sailor and was not heard from till his return to the city in 
1^52. having in the mean time sailed mainly between the coasts 
of Africa and England. About 1855 he removed to Grand 
Detour, Ogle county. 111., where he married, in 185^, a widow 
whose maiden name was Sarah B. Hamlin (first husband's name 
unknown). Mr. Child died in the autumn of 1864, in Grand 
Detour. Communications have failed to reach his family since 

1866. ^ 

[Sixth Generation.! Children: 

i. Mary Eliza Child, b Mch. 13, 1859. 

11. Ida Francks Child, b. July 5, 1860. 

iii. Edmund Bramhall Child, b. 1863. 

iv. A daughter, b. Dec. 10, 1864. 

*The brief mention of Mrr. Doty'e death Ib tnm an ''In mc moritm** raid. 1 
1 1!> collecllpg material for the Genealogy of the •• Dotey or Dcten flimlly.^* J 



AND HIS DESCENDANTa 425 

3627. iv. Elizabeth Child, b. Jan. 25, 1810, m. Ebenezer Bird of Fram- 
ingham, Mass. ; she d. July 20, 1860. 

3638. V. Ann Maria Child b. Aug. 26, 1812, m. May 21, 1841, Harvey 
Barber; they lived in Warwick, Mass. 

3629. vi. Sophia Whitney Child, b. June 23, 1815, d. July 18, 1816. 

3630. vii. William Thomas Child, b. Oct. 6, 1817, m. Sept. 10, 1847, 
Mary R. Watts. 

[Sixth Generation.] 

3630. vii. William Thomas CniJiD, seventh and youngest 
child and third son of Phineas and Susanna Whitney Child, b. 
Oct 6, 1817, m. Sept. 10, 1847, Mary R Watts. Reside at 
Gates, Mo. 

[Seventh Generation.] Child: 

3631. i. ANN Makia Child, b, in Gates, Mo., May 1, 1849, m Mch. 11, 
1868, Milton Barnes. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

3613. vi. Solomon Chills sixth child of Caleb and Rebecca 
Dana Child, b. Sept 13, 1752, m. 1803, the widow of William 
Wiswell, of Newton, Mass. 

[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

3632. i. BuLAH Child, b. 1804. 

3633. ii. Mary Ann Child, b. 1805. 

3634. iii. Rebecca Child, b. 1806. 

[Fourth Generation.] 

3614. vii. Caleb Child, 2d, seventh child and fourth son of 
Caleb and Kebecca Dana Child, b. May 7, 1759, m. 1799, Sarah 
Bramhall, dau. of Edmund and Mehitable Bramhall of Armenia, 
Dutchess Co., N. Y. She d. 1806, at Canaan, Columbia Co., 
N. Y. Mr. Child was a graduate of Harvard University, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. He lived and died in Albany, N. Y. 

[Fifth Generation.] Children: 

3635. i. Edmund Bramhall Child, b. in Albany, N. Y., Dec. 23, 1800, 
in. Isabella . 

3636 ii. Caleb Child, Jn., b. in Albany, N. Y., May 31, 1803, d. of 
yellow fever, at Mobile, Ala.; unmarried. 

3637. iii. Mart Eliza Child, b. in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 1806, d. 1811. 

3638. iv. Rebecca Ann ('hild, b. in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., April 4, 1808, 
m. Dennison Weskell, of Albany, N. Y. 

3639. V. Sarah Mehitable Child, b. in Troy, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1810, ra. 
Warren Doty; now lives in New York City, and has six chilaren. names and 
dates of birth not given. 

3640. vi. Solomon Child, b. July 18, 1813; lives in Texas; unmarried. 

3641. vii. Joseph Bramhall Child, b. June 8, 1815, d. in Illinois a few 
years since, after an adventurous life. 



F-i 



CHAPTER VI L 



JOHN CHILD. 



It seems necessary to introduce this line with a preface, as 
there has been some G[uestion as to its paternity, and it booomes 
lis to state the premises and our reasons for the oondusioD 
have reached in the matter. Our first point will 1>p 
that Benjamin and Mary Child of Roxbury. "h^ 
to America, had a son John, their tenth cliilt* 
The second point is to identify said John and \ 
as there are found two lines quite distinct in ti 
families who have been supposed to be his 
will give then, here, the reasons for the couclusi 

We find that by far the larger number of the 
Benjamin Child, emigrant, removed from Ri 
colony established in the town now called Woo* 
necticut, though we have no evidence that ai 
went there unless it should seem that his yo 
did go there. If we find John did go to Woo^ 
plexity ends. We have upon the Woodstocli 
births of a large family of children to John 
ChilcL At the time of the sending of the 
from Roxbuiy to the colony then called New B 
sons of Benjamin Child, the second son \A the Er 
name, were old enough to go, some were marrie 
ried after removing; John, the younger sou of 
was not much the senior of some of his nepht* 
have felt he could better estiiblish a family in tl 
try. A very strong point in the presumptive 
cannot call it positive) is that the families fron 
times always held themselves to be clo.sely alii 
proof comes to us from an old diary of one J 
married in 1711 Elizabctli Child, the daugh 
Child, (Joshua being the son of Benjamin Child, 
In this diary, which we have carefull}' read, we 
calls the John Child of Woodstock, Ct., '^ Unci 
would be the uncle of his wife Elizabeth Ch' 




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427 



were the son of the emigrant and so the brother of Joshua,) 
while Ephraim, Benjamin, &c., the grandchildren of the emi- 
grant, he always calls "cousin.'' Others beside ourselves have 
examined the Woodstock records on this point, and entertain 
no doubt that the John whom we place at the head of this 
chapter, and whose long line of posterity we record, is the son 
of Benjamin Child, the emigrant. We therefore register him 
as we have